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Why siblings fight and what to do about it

Anyone who grew up with a sibling knows that fighting comes with the territory, but when our own kids get into it, it can be worrying. We wonder, “Are they creating lasting damage to each other?” or “Will they ever get along?”

7 great classic family friendly holiday movies

The holiday season brings along many of our favorite traditions. One we all can love is watching a classic holiday movie with the whole family. So, cuddle up with your warmest blanket, hot chocolate and the entire family for one of these great classics.

What every parent should know about preventing child trafficking

As nurses at Children’s Mercy, we see children in vulnerable circumstances every day, whether they are facing an illness, an injury or some other personal challenge that is preventing them from being healthy, happy-go-lucky kids.

How to talk about holiday gatherings this year

The holiday season is here and, this year, holiday stress has a whole new meaning. Decisions about whether and how to gather together are on everyone’s minds. We all want our loved ones to be safe and we all want to enjoy the holidays at the end of a difficult year.

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7 ideas to host a rocking virtual holiday party

Many families are choosing to not have extended family and friends over for the holidays this year because of COVID-19. But, that doesn’t mean the holidays can’t be fun. Here are a few ideas to get that holiday party popping – virtually!

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3 Ideas for working moms and companies to reduce the pressure of managing it all

As a working mom, I'm tired. I’ll just say it. The to-do list grows and grows and most days I add more than I subtract from this list. The line between the workday and home life has become blurred or erased all together.

Make the season bright: KC area holiday displays

This season, many families are looking for ways to celebrate the season while social distancing. Outdoor events and driving to look at holiday lights is a tradition that doesn’t have to change. Here are some of the Kansas City area’s best light shows you won’t want to miss.

high school boys basketball game

Returning to play: indoor sports

As our climate seasons change, so do our sport seasons. With the onset of cooler temperatures, indoor sports are starting to gear up. Typically, this transition is not much of an issue, but as we know 2020 has not been the standard by any means.

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Tips for celebrating the holidays safely during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been very challenging and isolating for many people. The holidays are generally a time for people to reconnect with family and friends, but it is important to remember you can spread the virus that causes COVID-19, even when you feel healthy.

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Parenting in a pandemic: tips for managing stress and balance

Family stress is at an all-time high - school schedules are modified, parents have altered work situations, childcare options are limited, and time outside of the home is decreased. For others, caregivers are out of work, family members may be ill, and more.