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Teens & Tweens (12-18)

Title Issue
Tween Timelines

Tween Timelines

Tweens are searching for freedom and testing boundaries, and as a parents, it’s hard to know when to give them that freedom. Understandably, each child is different, and each family is different. The ages listed below are just guidelines and are not meant to be concrete rules.

October 2014
Prepping for an Empty Nest

Prepping for an Empty Nest

When we become parents, everyone tells us the time will move fast and to enjoy it, but do we really have a complete understanding of just how fast it will fly? I had no clue.

July 2014
Tween Summer Bingo

Tween Summer Bingo

Best. Summer. Ever.” are the words we’d all like to hear from our tween daughters. Why not make 2014 a summer to remember? Creating a summer bucket list is the perfect way to ensure your daughter’s summer days aren’t idled away in the summer sun or in front of a screen.

July 2014
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

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