- Health & Family
Dinosaur discovery: Extinct animals featured in traveling exhibit
Kids and dinosaurs are made for each other. They look like animals straight out of fantasy, yet the bones on display in museums across the country show that these large animals really lived.
Teachers, principals urge parents to be involved in education
Lynda Banwart finds a way to know what's going on with her daughters' education, even though they're 17- and 18-year-old students at Joplin High School.
- Parents' planner (Aug. 29-Sept. 4)
Aisha Sultan: Embracing a vacation for good
The Martinez family sat outside on picnic tables in the Texas heat, temperatures rising above 100 degrees, and listened to the story of how some of the refugees made it to this country.
Sarah Coyne: Toddlers learn best by example
My toddler had thrown the couch pillows to the floor and turned the couch into an indoor trampoline. While I watched, he walked on squishy feet to the edge of the couch cushions. I waited to see what he would do, feeling healthy measures of both adoration and doubt.
Andra Bryan Stefanoni: Grandparents Day an important annual observation
I don't remember how I learned there was a holiday called Grandparents Day. I just remember thinking, "We must celebrate."
Aisha Sultan: Leaving a loved one behind
It's been years since those strapped-down seats left indentations in the leather. The backseat, now spotless, never looked so clean during the car seat years. Even when our daughter outgrew the front-facing seat and graduated to a booster, and when her brother caught up with a booster of his own, it was never a clean car.
Sarah Coyne: This mantra helps define, deal with disasters
In their dramatic little hearts, my daughters are usually convinced that some terrible and irreparable damage is about to befall them, ruining their lives forever. They go from calm to devastatingly victimized in two blinks of a long-lashed eyelid.
Before chess gets competitive, game of kings can be enjoyed with kids
Chess is on the table as an activity for the Missouri State High School Activities Association to start regulating. Along with bowling, target shooting and bass fishing, the game of kings may be something that area high school students can compete in.
- Parents' planner (Aug. 15-21)
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