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New Research Reveals Popular Kids Smoke More

We do not know anyone that believes it would be cool to eventually grow up to have heart disease, lung cancer or emphysema.

Yet, a new study suggests that popular students are smoking more cigarettes than those less popular, putting the the "cool kids" at a higher risk for developing health problems.

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Clairity, Flickr

Temper Tantrums in Children Could Be a Sign of Serious Problems

Witnessing a temper tantrum oozing from the sticky mouth of a spoiled little whipper-snapper is not only a less than desirable experience, but it also carries enough nerve-bending weight to turn us adults into the Jimmy Hoffa of the local cherry red behind union.

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10 Ways to Give Your Kids a Boost By Helping Them Study Better

When your kids go back to school, it’s almost like you go back to school, too. Teachers and childhood development professionals agree that when a child’s parents are involved in his education, he learns more and gets better grades. That means, you have just as big a responsibility in his schoolwork as he does.

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Family Night Out Survey

Looking to take the kids out for a night of family fun?  We want to know where you like to take the whole family to have a good time.  Take our survey and earn 1500 points, and maybe we can get some prizes to give away from your favorite places to bring the family!

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New Survey Reveals Parents Are Not Teaching Kids How to Manage Money — Dollars and Sense

This might not come as any surprise to a lot of you, but most teenagers do not have any idea what they are doing when it comes to the world of finances.

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MU-Columbia Professor of Meteorology Educates Kids at Sedalia Public Library

The Sedalia Public Library has a summer series where they invite special guests to visit kids about their specialty.   Wednesday (June 27), the special speaker was Tony Lupo, Professor of Meteorology at University of Missouri-Columbia.  While he came with the intent to talk about weather in general, he did reference the excessive heat warning that the National Weather Service issued, and that kids should drink lots of water and that the ground needed lots of water to not be so dry.   He told the kids that the cycle we are in has to deal with La Nina effect and that our winter was not as harsh as previous years.

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Swimming Pools Rekindle Memories and Creates New Ones

This summer, my kids took swim lessons at the Liberty Park Pool and have long enjoyed going swimming.  I think everybody has a great memory of summer growing up, and I'm sure swimming has to be in there somewhere

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Controversial New Study Suggests Children of Homosexual Couples Have More Problems Than Kids of Heterosexual Couples

It appears that children with same-sex parents occasionally turn out significantly worse than those children that come from stable married heterosexual parents.

That’s the word from a new, controversial study out of the University of Texas.

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Will It Be Difficult for Kids to Find Summer Jobs This Year? — Survey of the Day

The summer job is a rite of passage for most teens. It can also often be a bone of contention between parents, who’d like to see their kids earn money and be responsible when school is out, and children, who would rather enjoy as much time with friends in the sun as they can.

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But Can You Spell “Inadequate?”

As if my inadequacies weren’t apparent enough, now I learn that a six-year-old girl can out spell me, as well as an 11-year-old boy and a 14-year girl in Kansas City. The National Spelling Bee is hurtful to people like me who have to use spell check for any word with more than four letters.

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