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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.
Sarah Coyne: Banksy has great advice for raising children
One of the things I like best about being a parent is the opportunity to watch my kids' personalities develop as they grow. There's so much potential packed into each tiny human, and not knowing how they'll choose to use their incredible powers often sets me to daydreaming.
MSSU Steel Drum Ensemble shows diversity of percussion
The ensemble is a great example of how "drummers" have learned to be percussionists.
Sarah Coyne: Frog in throat means a change in parenting style
After a weekend spent being nagged by a fever and rampant sinus-related stupidity, I'm taking the final leap into a miserable spring cold: I'm losing my voice.
MSSU's 'Bear Prince' adapted by faculty member from Mexican folk tale
The audience probably won't appreciate how they are getting to see the world premier of a play this weekend. But that's OK, because the play's message of friendship and devotion, combined with upbeat music, interesting dancing and a unique story, should thrill audience members, said director Jim Lile.
- Parents' planner (April 17-23)
Sarah Coyne: Get to root of kids' sleeping problems
At some point in your parenting career, you've probably been struck by sleep disturbances, either from a baby who won't fall asleep anywhere but on your reclining torso, a toddler who refuses to stay in her own room or a preschooler who's started wetting the bed.
For Earth Day, parents' excitement about recycling can spread to kids
Karen Staggs was excited about a recent find. The mother of four found about a half dozen large, blue, glass bottles and several classic Coca-Cola bottles. She already had a project in mind for them and was at the Joplin Recycling Center Tuesday to look for more.
To sleep well, you may need to adjust what you eat and when
Sleep. Oh, to sleep. A good night's sleep is often a struggle for more than half of American adults. And for occasional insomnia, there are good reasons to avoid using medications, whether over-the-counter or prescription.
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