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Setting a Curfew (and sticking to it!)

Yikes! You have a teenager! And that teenager probably wants more freedom, right? If you are fighting the curfew battle, here are some tips to help you navigate these choppy waters of parenting teens.

Growing Up Online

Even though there are good reasons to postpone networking on grownup sites, kids have figured out that it’s very easy to lie about age online. Also, many parents regard the under 13 rule as a guideline, more like the ratings associated with movies rather than the law of the land. As a result, millions of children have signed up for accounts on Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites.

Getting Kids Off the iPad:

Do you sometimes wonder whether going head-to-head with your children over screen time rules is worth the fight? A recent study confirms that, yes, getting your kids off the iPad—and other electronics—is worth the battle.

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.

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.

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.

Kansas City's Gold Medal Athletes

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

Kansas City's Christmas Fun Guide: 2013

Christmas in KC is a magical time of year. Celebrate with traditional events including the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol, a visit with Santa at Crown Center and the KC Ballet's The Nutcracker as well as new events the entire family will love.

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.

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.
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