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Teens & Tweens (12-18)

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Kansas City's Gold Medal Athletes

Kansas City's Gold Medal Athletes

Meet five local teen athletes who excel in sports and give back to the community.

February 2014
Good Apples vs. Bad Apples

Good Apples vs. Bad Apples

There’s nothing like sitting down to read a good book…and there’s nothing quite like sitting down to read an un-good book.

Web Exclusives 2013
The Selfie

The Selfie

Ah the Selfie. The classic teen cell phone picture. A symbol of self-centeredness and arrogance. The—Oh, good grief, I can’t even joke about that for long. True, the Selfie can be those things, but it doesn’t have to be.

Web Exclusives 2013
Glorious Performing Arts

Glorious Performing Arts

Have you ever wanted to take a dance class, but were not able to, because the studio had some outfits and/or dance moves that you felt were inappropriate? Perhaps you should visit Glorious Performing Arts, a new studio just now opening in Grain Valley, MO.

Web Exclusives 2013
Tween Crushes: What's up with "Going Out?"

Tween Crushes: What's up with "Going Out?"

The tween-age years generally extend from 8 to 13 and are a time of widespread change—physically and emotionally. While it's important to help tweens adjust to their physical changes, parents must also stay alert to their sometimes drastic emotional changes.

November 2013
Teen Drivers and Traffic Stops

Teen Drivers and Traffic Stops

If you are the parent of a teen driver, your emotions probably range from “Yay!” to “Yikes!” each time he heads out the door with car keys in hand.

November 2013
Cyber Safety

Cyber Safety

The Web is full of opportunities for our kids to experience and see more of the world, but are we doing all we can to keep our kids as safe as possible in cyberspace?

November 2013
Applying for College, Year by Year

Applying for College, Year by Year

Graduation is just four short years away for your child who just entered high school, and you may be wondering what you can do now to help your student get into college. Starting preparations early is important, so don’t put everything off until the senior year when it may be too late to get into your child’s top schools.

October 2013
Tracking Teens: Limits or Liberty

Tracking Teens: Limits or Liberty

Today's parents have much to keep track of: friends, activities, schoolwork, homework, physical and emotional health, peer pressure, drug and alcohol use, driving, family relationships and the countless details that make up family life. Spread across all of these issues is the constantly changing world of digital technology.

July 2013
Pursuing Popularity

Pursuing Popularity

Popularity in school is often viewed as a ticket to victory. After all, being the "it" girl or guy in school translates to success and likeability later in life, right?

May 2013

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