<![CDATA[Family News & Events | The Wichita Eagle & Kansas.com]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/ en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:23:15 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:23:15 CDT Family 60 webmaster@wichitaeagle.com Why parents are choosing to have kids share rooms even when there's space http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79991092.html#storylink=rss In nearly two-thirds of homes with two children under age 18, the kids share a room.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DANIELLE BRAFF ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79991092.html
Last-minute ways to make money this summer http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79990927.html#storylink=rss Finding a summer job this late in the school year can be extremely challenging and sometimes even impossible. If you're in need of some cash flow stuck seeing "we are no longer hiring" in every storefront, here are quick ways to get some money in your wallet over the summer.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CAMI GRANDJEAN AND CHLOE WALLACE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79990927.html
An ode to Zayn http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article80033062.html#storylink=rss In junior high, two friends invited me to a One Direction concert. Like any awkward, full-of-angst preteen, I was terrified - 1D was a boy band, existing in categorical defiance of everything "alternative or cool" in the mind of a budding pseudo-critic. Still, full of doubt, I went to the concert.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KANYINSOLA ANIFOWOSHE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article80033062.html
Teen fighting leukemia strives to make hospital a better place http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79990832.html#storylink=rss A La Grange, Ill., teen who's fighting leukemia is striving to make things better for herself and other young people facing illness, treatment and hospital stays.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANNEMARIE MANNION ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79990832.html
Who needs bingo? N.C. retirees repair chairs at Aldersgate community http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79991082.html#storylink=rss CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dorothy Laye sits quietly as her hands precisely weave a pattern on an old cane chair. None of the people around her, or their chatter, pose a distraction.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARY ANN LOPEZ ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79991082.html
Parents @ Play: Travel accessories http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79991277.html#storylink=rss When you're taking a family vacation, you need to be ready for anything. At the same time, you don't want to pack everything you own and the kitchen sink. Here are some of our travel must-haves.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ARMIN BROTT AND SAMANTHA FEUSS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79991277.html
Game tips: Nintendo announces brand new Pokemon Sun and Moon details http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article80012532.html#storylink=rss Which Pokemon starters will you be using this time around?

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BRITTANY VINCENT ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article80012532.html
Childhood movies with deeper meanings http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article80026517.html#storylink=rss As children, we grow up watching movies about anything from dinosaurs to princesses and adventures to comedies. Looking back on the movies we watched as children, we find a deeper meaning that has resonated into our society and may make a connection to our own lives. Here are five movies that gain even more meaning as we age.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DANIEL VOGWILL ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article80026517.html
Voices: Should you go to your high school reunion? http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article80024357.html#storylink=rss Yes, show off your accomplishments

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SANA KADIR AND MADDIE MATHIE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article80024357.html
Heartbreak, exhaustion -- and then an end driven by despair http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79474112.html#storylink=rss It isn't at all clear the time, or even the day, that Paul and Virginia Wilcox died, seated beside each other in the silver Ford Econoline he had parked in their driveway.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CROCKER STEPHENSON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79474112.html
After more than 80 years, birth mother and daughter reunite http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473832.html#storylink=rss For more than 80 years, Eileen Wagner kept a secret from her children. She thought it was the best way to protect all of them - not only the two kids she raised with her husband, but also a third child, whom she had given up for adoption in 1933 when she was a teenager.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By VIKKI ORTIZ HEALY ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473832.html
Just shy of 106, Florida man shares his secret to longevity http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473947.html#storylink=rss As a young child, he played on military trucks freshly back on U.S. soil after World War I. As a teenager, he says he shared the Yankee Stadium baseball diamond with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. As an adult, he spent a decade as the official printer for the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By EMILY MILLER ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473947.html
Living with Children: Are children, by nature, bad? http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473932.html#storylink=rss True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her "readers," asking him to extract appropriate questions.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JOHN ROSEMOND ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473932.html
Ana Veciana-Suarez: Playdates: too much supervision, not enough spontaneity http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473852.html#storylink=rss My granddaughters' calendar is such that, at times, I feel as if I need to make an appointment to enjoy their company. Their commitments require the organizational skills of experienced social secretaries.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473852.html
Ex-etiquette: Embarrassed by girlfriend's behavior http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473987.html#storylink=rss Q: My girlfriend and I were invited to a friend's Seder dinner for the Passover holiday, but the invitation fell through. My girlfriend has met my former wife several times and they appear to like each other, so she asked if we could go to her home for Passover dinner. I figured out a comfortable way to ask and she welcomed us.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JANN BLACKSTONE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473987.html
Parental Guidance: Setting limits on kids who keep 'borrowing' Dad's clothes http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473992.html#storylink=rss Q: What should I do if my 13-year-old son is constantly taking my clothes without telling me? It happened this morning with a pair of jeans. Even my teenage daughter sleeps in my long-sleeve T-shirts, and my 11-year-old son has hijacked my supply of white T-shirts. I'm a frustrated dad.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BETH WHITEHOUSE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473992.html
Ask Mr. Dad: Disneyland syndrome is for moms too http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79474142.html#storylink=rss Dear Mr. Dad: I'm a divorced mom, and because of my past substance abuse issues, my ex-husband has primary physical custody of our children. I only get to see them on weekends and we miss each other terribly. I've been trying to make it up to them by filling every weekend with outings and activities. But I think I've made a mistake. More than anything, I want to just hang out with the kids, but every time I schedule some downtime, they complain that they're bored. What can I do?

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ARMIN BROTT ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79474142.html
Lori Borgman: Care for veterans extends beyond Memorial Day at national cemeteries http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473982.html#storylink=rss There is a good chance you've not been to Marion, Ind. It is north of Indianapolis, past Elwood, but not all the way to Etna. Like the rest of our state, it is what people on the coasts call flyover country - towns and cities bordered by corn and wheat fields that look like checkerboards from an altitude of 36,000 feet.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LORI BORGMAN ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79473982.html
Chris Erskine: Pondering one of life's toughest questions: How many children should I have? http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79474102.html#storylink=rss There's a cricket behind the fridge. He chirps all day. He chirps all night. Only a teenager's tongue works harder.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CHRIS ERSKINE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79474102.html
How much sad stuff can my kid handle in movies? http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228217.html#storylink=rss How kids react to sad stuff can be very individual. But it also depends on their age, their temperament, and what's going on in their lives. In general, it's wise to be cautious with sad stuff for kids under 8. Until around age 8, kids can't distinguish between fact and fantasy, so they may process a made-up situation the way they would a "real" one. Your own reactions to sad stuff in movies will also affect your kids. If you start to feel emotional, tell your kid that the scene made you feel sad (it helps them learn to identify emotions). If your kids - or you - experience a strong emotional reaction, take it seriously. It may be "only a movie," but the feelings are real. Take a break, fast-forward through the sad stuff (our reviews usually alert you to red-flag moments), or come back to it later. Here are some more tips:

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT Common Sense Media]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228217.html
App review: Choose an instrument and join the band in sweet music-maker http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228252.html#storylink=rss Parents need to know that Melody Jams is a toddler-friendly music-making game. There's no wrong way to play, and there are no sharing options so kids can tap and explore on their own. The free download includes one music scene - in a garage. Other scenes are available as in-app purchases. No personal information is requested, and only anonymous usage data is collected. Full details can be found in the privacy policy.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By AMANDA BINDEL ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228252.html
A push for all teens to get heart screenings http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228262.html#storylink=rss Sept. 15, 2006, was an exciting day for Matt Nader, an offensive tackle on his high school football team. His family cheered as his team battled its No. 1 rival.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LESLIE MANN ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228262.html
Balancing Act: When your child lies to you, sometimes it's best to play along http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228397.html#storylink=rss My son's school called me at work the other day to tell me he had a sore throat and a stomachache and needed to be picked up.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HEIDI STEVENS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228397.html
'Sesame Street' Afghanistan version gets female character http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228522.html#storylink=rss Zari is the first female muppet of Afghanistan's version of "Sesame Street," called "Baghch-E-Simsim." The 6-year-old, pink muppet talks to kids about education, exercise and peace.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BETH WHITEHOUSE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228522.html
Game review: Fun game pack brings classic arcade challenges home http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228532.html#storylink=rss Parents need to know that the three games included in the "Arcade Game Series 3-In-1 Pack" - Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug - are old-school arcade games and are thus devoid of any violent or sexual content. In Galaga, you do shoot aliens who explode, while Dig Dug squishes his enemies with rocks and uses an air pump to make his enemies expand until they pop, but neither game's deaths are bloody or gory. As for Pac-Man, his binge eating does set a bad example, as does all his pill popping, though he does enjoy some fruit occasionally.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PAUL SEMEL ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228532.html
Family Meals Matter: There's a month for that? http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228517.html#storylink=rss May is just brimming with food celebrations! While we've already celebrated Beef Month, this week's family meal ideas are inspired by all the rest of the food observations in May.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT HealthyEating.org]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228517.html
Movie review: 'Angry Birds' is silly, frenetic, sometimes-crude toon based on popular app. http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79228582.html#storylink=rss Parents need to know that "The Angry Birds Movie" is a loud, silly, sometimes crude - and sometimes funny - animated film based on the popular app. The main character, Red (Jason Sudeikis), is truly an angry bird: He tries to exist in polite society, but his bad attitude won't let him, so he's forced into anger-management class. As you might expect, there are plenty of scenes of birds being kicked, punched, and hurled through the air, as well as explosions. Eggs are stolen from their parent birds and put in peril, and their parents are visibly upset. There's also some drinking (out of coconuts, etc.) and few sexual situations/innuendoes (which will likely go over many kids' heads), including an unpleasant Peeping Tom scene. Language includes "idiot," "weirdos," quite a few "butt" jokes, and cursing stand-ins like "pluck my life." Although there's only one main female character, the movie has some messages about taking responsibility and not judging others. But mostly its goal is to be funny - putting it squarely in the category of movies that kids will like and parents will tolerate.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By YVONNE CONDES ]]> http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79228582.html
Balancing Act: With upskirting ad, Calvin Klein crosses an ugly line http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228597.html#storylink=rss Calvin Klein has a long history of walking right up to the line separating provocative from perverse, and this time the company has crossed it.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HEIDI STEVENS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228597.html
Child Sense: Are you ready for the summer? http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228637.html#storylink=rss Summer holidays are around the corner, which means thinking of an array of things to keep your children occupied and happy. Many families will look to send their school-age children to summer camp, whether that be a regular daytime arrangement or a sleep-away adventure. By being aware of your child's dominant sense you will be able to cater to their sensibilities successfully ensuring they have a fun and relaxing summer break.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PRISCILLA DUNSTAN ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article79228637.html
Social Security Q&#38;A: Filing a disability appeal http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article76482957.html#storylink=rss Q: I was turned down for disability. Do I need a lawyer to appeal?

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Mon, 23 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT Tribune News Service]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article76482957.html