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Sarah Coyne: Planning winter birthday parties is always challenging
I always feel bad for the parents who must plan birthday parties in the middle of winter -- mainly myself.
Manners mean money: Good etiquette skills taught now can pay off
Instilling table manners in children now could pay off later when it comes time for job interviews and business meetings, according to a career services expert.
- Parents' planner (Feb. 6-12)
Sarah Coyne: Discussing tough times can terrify parents
Some of the most confusing parts of parenting, I've noticed, have little to do with the day-to-day corralling of little ones. The feeding, clothing, refereeing, teaching and disciplining we do on a daily basis can often be thankless and grueling, without a doubt. But knowing that those aren't the truly hard parts feels like a kick in the shin.
'Frozen' warms hearts: Kids, parents love movie that twists Disney's princess tradition
It's not often that a song from a movie catches Lisa Daugherty's attention. The manager of Route 66 Movie Theater in Webb City often hears songs through the wall, but they don't really stand out, she said.
- Parents' planner (Jan. 30-Feb. 5)
Sarah Coyne: Fight stubbornness by showing kids it's OK to be wrong
I usually try not to pass such firm pronouncements of character upon my children, and certainly not out loud. But this pronouncement, I feel, is obvious right now. And I can say it out loud easily enough because she and I share this trait.
Winter wonders: Program at monument to cover stargazing
The ability to identify constellations has been a hobby for many amateur stargazers and an important job for astronomers. For African-Americans before the Civil War, identifying a constellation meant escaping slavery.
Aisha Sultan: Sherman's sideshow starts conversations about sportsmanship
Leading up to the country's annual cultural spectacle, an NFL cornerback gave a post-game interview that instantly became a national Rorschach test.
- Parents' planner (Jan. 23-29)
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