<![CDATA[Family News & Events | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST Family 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Movie Mom: ‘Jason Bourne,’ ‘Nerve,’ ‘Bad Moms’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92290097.html#storylink=rss With so much violence, no one younger than high school should see “Bourne” or “Nerve”

But “Bad Moms” is adults only

That’s Movie Mom Nell Minow’s advice for parents

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Watch: My 100-year-old grandma has the best dance moves http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92188102.html#storylink=rss My grandmother celebrates her 100th birthday today

She raised her kids, ran a restaurant and remained strong and feisty

And she’s never stopped dancing

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:23:45 CDT

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State audit: DCF fails to ensure safety of children in foster care http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92168722.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:24:17 CDT

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My son’s girlfriend, sleepovers and Mama’s not-under-my-roof rules http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91691077.html#storylink=rss My oldest son is coming home for a week and, for the first time, bringing a girlfriend

We had the talk

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Kansas City parents of black, mixed-race children, on their fears, hopes http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91252242.html#storylink=rss July has been a turbulent month in heightened racial tension

How do Kansas City parents of the next generation of black youth prevail in these times?

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Why this KC couple are raising their black daughters to be fearless http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91255037.html#storylink=rss Joey Thomas and NaTasha Williams teach fearlessness and self-empowerment to their two black daughters

“You have to be twice as good as a black person. But you have to be twice as good as that as a black woman. That’s four times as good.”

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White KC mom of mixed family on why she constantly checks white privilege http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91255767.html#storylink=rss Amanda and Kenton Campbell have a mixed daughter and adopted son from Haiti

“I’m so past the warm and fuzzy point,” the 36-year-old mom says

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‘Our boys are dying’: Overland Park mom on the anxiety of raising black boys http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91256202.html#storylink=rss Bukeka Blakemore and her husband, who live in Overland Park, have three sons and one grandson

She posted a raw Facebook Live video after learning of the Philando Castile shooting

She believes diversity in the police force will help ease tensions

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‘It breaks your heart’: KC mom on teaching her sons about racism http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91257132.html#storylink=rss Fay Ferrando never feared harm from police growing up in the Kansas City area

It was only in the past four years that the single black mom of three felt she needed to have “the talk”

The goal: “To make stops by police as peaceful and brief as possible,” Ferrando says

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Baby-sitting job has mom in doghouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article91090757.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:27:08 CDT

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Teens learn skills of brotherhood through Hands of Peace program http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300612.html#storylink=rss WINNETKA, Ill. - Elder Lane Park was hot and muggy on July 21, the heat lessened slightly by a breeze from Lake Michigan. But the Israeli, Palestinian and American teens who had just finished chowing down on hot dogs, hamburgers and watermelon didn't let that faze them as they started a softball game, the first many had ever played.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATHY ROUTLIFFE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300612.html
American Girl viral video leads girl to Long Island for new prosthetic leg http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300442.html#storylink=rss The Texas girl in a video that went viral after she cried with joy upon receiving an American Girl doll with a prosthetic leg was on Long Island recently to get a new prosthetic leg of her own, courtesy of the same Hicksville company that fulfilled her wish for an American Girl doll that looks like her.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BETH WHITEHOUSE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300442.html
Young reporters cover political conventions http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300447.html#storylink=rss To help kids understand the Democratic National Convention, 12-year-old reporter, Olivia Branan, of La Mesa, California, will be covering the Philadelphia convention and filing daily reports for Time For Kids at timeforkids.com/election16.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BETH WHITEHOUSE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300447.html
With 7 suicides in her family, Mariel Hemingway declares war on depression http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300422.html#storylink=rss HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - With seven suicides in her family - including those of her writer grandfather Ernest and her supermodel sister Margaux - Mariel Hemingway hasn't just been affected by depression and suicide. She has been besieged by it.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CONNIE OGLE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300422.html
Parents @ Play: Games for big kids http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300417.html#storylink=rss One of our biggest challenges here at Parents@Play is to find games that tweens and teens will not only be willing to play with their family, but that they'll actually want to play (and that don't involve cell phones or anything else with a screen). Here are four that we're confident will soon be on your family's list of game-night hits.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ARMIN BROTT AND SAMANTHA FEUSS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300417.html
Interview: Jenna Ortega adds voicing Disney's Princess Isabel to her repertoire http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300342.html#storylink=rss When we first found out that we were meeting Jenna Ortega, we were so excited. She has to be one of the hardest working actresses around! She is working on four shows right now and we think that is unbelievable: Disney Channel's "Stuck in the Middle," The CW's "Jane the Virgin," Disney's new animated series, "Elena of Avalor" and Radio City Music Hall's "New York Spectacular at Radio City."

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NICOLE FREDERICKS, GABRIELLA KNIPPER, ARIANNA KNIPPER AND SOPHIA LARDARO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300342.html
Kids reach for new heights to ride roller coasters http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300337.html#storylink=rss They amble up hoping against hope that they've miraculously grown a quarter of an inch since the last time they checked.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CRAIG WEBB ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300337.html
Movie review: 'Bad Moms' is a shoddy mess that rings hollow http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92299887.html#storylink=rss There's a scene halfway through "Bad Moms," wherein a PTA meeting full of suburban moms turns into a full-on frat house-style rager. Moms in sweater sets, khakis and sensible sneakers chug liquor straight from the bottle, make out, huff whippets, crash tricycles and urinate on lawns, all in glorious slow motion, hair and spittle flying to a pulsing pop beat. It's featured heavily in the trailer for the film, and is the best scene in the movie. Bad mothers? Shut your mouth.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATIE WALSH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92299887.html
Ohio toddler becomes internet sensation duking it out with Rocky montage http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860122.html#storylink=rss He's got the eye of a toddler, but the heart of a prize fighter.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CRAIG WEBB ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860122.html
Chris Erskine: Got a teen? Consider a puppy crate http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860112.html#storylink=rss At night, we've started experimenting with keeping our youngest son in a crate. He's 13, and in the early stages of a rough pubescence - is that redundant? Aren't all pubescences rough? Like hurricanes and root canals, aren't they all a little harrowing?

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CHRIS ERSKINE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860112.html
Living with Children: New teacher could be cure for disruptive behavior http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860117.html#storylink=rss Q: Our son is a rising second-grader at a private school. Last year, his behavior was often disruptive and sometimes even downright defiant - problems his first grade teacher did not have with him. At home, we have no more than typical "boyishness" - nothing approaching serious. Nonetheless, at the school's request we took him to a private counselor they recommended. When that did no good, the school began insisting he had a disorder and wanted him put on medication - something we will not do. Anyway, we want to take preventive steps to head this off before it becomes an issue in the coming school year. Can you give us any advice?

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JOHN ROSEMOND ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860117.html
Lori Borgman: On call for potty training http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860212.html#storylink=rss I fielded four calls before I finally found out that my name and number had been posted on a bathroom wall. It's not as bad as it sounds. My contact info, along with my picture, are on a poster on the bathroom wall where one of the grands is potty training.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LORI BORGMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860212.html
Ex-etiquette: Fianc&#239;&#191;&#189; too friendly with ex-in-laws http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860217.html#storylink=rss Q: I'm having a difficult time accepting the fact that my fiance still "hangs out" at his ex-mother-in-law's house when he picks his daughter up for visitation. I just recently found a video that his ex mother-in-law filmed of my fiance and his daughter playing in her pool together. When I confronted him about it his response was that his daughter didn't want to go out for dinner. She wanted to stay home and go in the pool with him. I feel like I was lied to because I was under the impression they went out to dinner and I was never told otherwise. I also think he's too friendly with his ex. I feel like there needs to be boundaries here. Am I over reacting? Please help! What's good ex-etiquette?

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JANN BLACKSTONE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860217.html
Ask Mr. Dad: Two kids, night and day http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860227.html#storylink=rss Dear Mr. Dad: We have two sons, almost exactly three years apart. The oldest was a dream child in almost every way, but his little brother is pretty much the exact opposite. My husband and I find this surprising, since we tried to do everything with our youngest exactly the same as we did for our oldest. Why are they so different?

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ARMIN BROTT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860227.html
Bearers of good news in a broken world http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860222.html#storylink=rss We were gathering for dinner recently when my daughter's boyfriend asked if we'd heard the news.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DEBRA-LYNN B. HOOK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860222.html
Ana Veciana-Suarez: Political wife, a thankless job, but somebody's got to do it http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860232.html#storylink=rss Marriage, that delicate union precariously balanced on the flimsy notion that is romantic love, can be a difficult proposition in the best of circumstances. Toss it into the political arena and you have Shakespearean drama. The 2016 presidential election is proving this true once again.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91860232.html
Balancing Act: When the world is broken, off-the-grid living is tempting http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91660992.html#storylink=rss I went to a screening of "Captain Fantastic" the day after I learned that a friend's 14-year-old met her boyfriend on Tinder. Living off the grid sounded pretty appealing.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HEIDI STEVENS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91660992.html
6 Apps that will help you keep track of your kid online http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91660762.html#storylink=rss As kids become more independent, we want to foster their sense of responsibility and give them room to prove themselves. But it can be difficult to navigate this natural separation, especially when kids are doing who-knows-what on their devices. There are constant questions: Where are they? Who's contacting them? What are they doing online? Since tweens and teens are often tight-lipped about their lives, it can be tricky to get clear answers.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CHRISTINE ELGERSMA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91660762.html
App review: Chameleon Run, super fun and challenging platformer, winning pick for kids http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91660757.html#storylink=rss Parents need to know that Chameleon Run is a combination of a platformer, the game show Wipe Out, and the app Color Switch. Players control a little robot-like block figure as it moves along an obstacle course of colored, beam-style platforms, jumping and changing the figure's color to match where it will land. It's not for all kids since the pace is so fast and finishing levels can be really tricky. There are no ads and no in-app purchases, but there's also no parent gate on the More Games tab and kids can use the "face cam" to record themselves playing and presumably share the video, though that feature wasn't working during the review period. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the information collected and shared.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DANA VILLAMAGNA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91660757.html
Music streaming services for the family road trip http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91660752.html#storylink=rss From industry vets like Pandora and Apple to newcomers like Tidal and YouTube Red, find the best music streaming service for your family.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By AMANDA NOJADERA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91660752.html