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Sarah Coyne: New rule keeps kids busy, mom productive
As a parent, I sometimes find it hard to remember that I am not always bound by the immediacy of my children's wants.
Singin' science: Dino O'Dell to bring silly, educational songs to library
O'Dell relies most upon his experience as a teacher when performing. He has experience as an elementary and preschool teacher and has taught ESL and theater courses.
Sarah Coyne: A little competition helps get playroom cleaned, almost
Although chore charts and allowance ideas always sound good on paper, I'm horrible at implementing them in our house. For the most part, I just nag the kids into submission once or twice per day, and it works.
Simple solution: All it takes to protect kids eyes from summer sun is sunglasses
Parents worry about how the sun will harm their children's skin during the summer months. But area opthamologists say the same rays that cause sunburns and long-term damage on the skin can be just as harmful to the eyes.
Sarah Coyne: Circumcision no longer a medical certainty
Fifty years ago, it was almost a certainty that healthy baby boys in the United States would be circumcised at birth. Rates of infant circumcision in 1960 hovered near 90 percent.
Sarah Coyne: Optimism is crucial when kids cry 'unfair'
There really are occasionally valid reasons for our kids to feel like life is unfair, and they're not always wrong. But there has to be a way to raise kids who can look beyond fairness and see the bright side.
Screening process: Method of printing custom T-shirts to be taught at Spiva
As an art teacher at Webb City High School, Amber Mintert knows a cardinal rule about high-school life: If it's good, it needs a T-shirt.
Sarah Coyne: Kids benefit from having grandparents in their lives
The kids were exploring their grandparents' backyard. One hunted the berry patch for strawberries while the other two dug in the fresh-turned earth of the vegetable garden.
Library reading clubs for kids focus on scientific knowledge
Children's departments in libraries across the country will get more experimental this summer, and Joplin's will be no different.
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