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Building Your Child’s Self-Confidence

Do you have a child who’s naturally shy or extremely apprehensive about taking on new activities, new surroundings or speaking up when wronged? You’re not alone. A lot of parents wonder how they can help their children so that they can better deal with the world around them.

Tips from the Trenches-Preventing Summer Brain Drain

Summer is finally in full swing, and you’ve seen the reports: students lose more than two months of knowledge during the summer. This phenomena, otherwise known as “brain drain,” is a formidable foe. Here are some tips from local teachers to help your child keep that hard-fought-for knowledge.

When Your Child Doesn’t Make the Team

Do’s and Don’ts of Reassuring a Child Who Doesn’t Make the Team

Trading Screen Time for Green Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children get no more than two hours of screen time per day. The NWF cites studies that show kids spend an average of four minutes per day outside. But it’s not always easy to keep kids away from the screen. Try 5 ways to discourage excessive screen time:

Liar, Liar

The honest to goodness truth is children will lie to you at some point in their lives. As I was writing this story, I was interrupted by one of my children. As my 7-year-old daughter Zoe headed off to bed, it appeared she was chewing something. In my exhausted state of mind, I just came right out and asked her, “Is there something in your mouth?” As the words were coming out of my mouth, I could definitely tell she was chewing something in hers. Not intentionally trying to set her up, I wondered if she would tell me the truth and if not, why?

Stranger Danger?

The idea of losing a child and not knowing what happened to him is every parent’s worst nightmare. Although abduction by strangers is statistically rare, the media sensationalism of such events makes the ordeal seem all the more likely. Follow these 10 Smart Strategies to Help Keep Your Child Safe!

Kansas City's Incredible Kids

We, at KCParent.com, want to celebrate Kansas City's Incredible Kids! Meet great kids who are making a difference in our community using their creativity and talents to help others.
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