- Health & Family
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.
- Parents' planner (May15-21)
Sarah Coyne: Planning helps kids deal with distress
At one time, thunderstorm warnings and tornado sirens could send our kids into a tizzy of excitement. The energy in the air around extreme weather can be exhilarating, and our little ones usually picked up on it.
- Parents' planner (May 8-14)
Sarah Coyne: Keep 'told you so' away from dinner
I'm always really excited to try a new recipe right up until the moment it must be served to my creatures-of-habit kids.
Anonymous benefits? Parents still need to check teens' nameless posts
Parents are told that anonymous Internet usage could be potentially harmful for teens. Social networks such as Kik, Snapchat and Whisper have proven that potential. But maybe anonymity isn't always a bad thing, said James Sun, the creator and co-founder of the new social network Anomo.
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