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10 more states report hepatitis outbreak in kids

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At least 10 more states across the United States are reporting similar cases of severe acute hepatitis—liver disease of unknown origin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a national health alert ...

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Foster child says he won life’s ‘lottery’ as he graduates high school

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“Show-Me was like winning the lottery,” Tristian Wieboldt says. “Out of the hundreds of kids that apply [to Show-Me Christian Youth Home], only a few are lucky enough to be chosen. Most ...

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Hundreds gather at Disney Studios to protest company’s woke agenda

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More than 500 people gathered in front of Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., this week to speak out against the company’s woke agenda. Organized by Sean Feucht and his Hold the Line team, ...

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Staffing shortage harming ability  of Children’s Division to help foster kids

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Churches and ministries may want to pay extra close attention to children in their communities. Darrell Missey, the new director of the Missouri Children’s Division, says a severe staffing shortage is hurting ...

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Kansas kids in school after break, others across country not so lucky

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With the holiday break having ended, a number of school districts across the country are deciding to go fully remote to start the new year. It comes as Omicron cases rise, though ...

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Dozens of education bills await Missouri legislators as new session begins

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Education is a hot topic in Missouri as the 101st General Assembly’s Second Session begins this week. More than 100 bills concerning education awaited lawmakers as they returned to Jefferson City on ...

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Help children avoid Christmas emotional breakdowns

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The Christmas season is an exciting time for children – perhaps a little too exciting at times. Christi Bergin, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist at the University of Missouri, shared advice for making ...

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LGBT compliance forced on Church daycares in Build Back Better plan

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Child care provisions in President Biden’s massive Build Back Better plan will shut out Christian and other faith-based facilities that affirm traditional biblical doctrine. The controversy involves language within the House-passed bill ...

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Coming home: Foster kids return as young adults for the holidays

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December may not yet be here, but the signs are clear: leaves are changing colors, kids are practicing their songs, and housedad Ken Parton has already begun decorating for Christmas. Preparations are ...

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Harvard finds homeschooled kids turn out happy, well-adjusted, and engaged

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Researchers at Harvard University just released findings from their new study showing positive outcomes for homeschooled students. Writing in The Wall Street Journal last week, Brendan Case and Ying Chen of the Harvard Human Flourishing ...

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How companies push sugary drinks on children

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Walking down the drink aisle at any grocery store will take you past hundreds of drinks, from sodas to sports drinks. Drink sections for children are filled with a vast array of ...

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‘Woke’ books targeting a much younger audience of children

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“Woke books,” already a concern in school libraries, now are targeting an even younger audience. A wave of woke books about racism, same-sex parents and police brutality now can be found in ...

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Minno is the ‘Disney Plus’ for Christian kids, and Tony Evans in Israel

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I deleted Disney Plus from my television the other day — much to the consternation of my 9-year-old daughter. She enjoys shows about ponies and princesses. Unfortunately, though, her eyes (and thumb) ...

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Condoleezza Rice on CRT: “We don’t have to make white kids feel bad for being white”

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Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state for President George W. Bush, said making “white kids feel bad for being white” is not the way to empower black children. Her comments came during ...

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Children’s book by Rep. Dan Crenshaw explains dangers of cancel culture

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas is helping families get an early start on fighting cancel culture. “Fame, Blame and the Raft of Shame” is the fourth in a series of titles by ...

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George Barna: Four Ms to help parents counter impact of social media on kids

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George Barna, director of the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, is urging parents to take an active role in combating the influence of media on their children. “The most significant influence ...

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‘What’s That Sound’ is a decidedly different picture book for kids

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A distinctively different ABC picture book written by Kansas City author and artist, LeAnne Litka released in late September to much praise. What’s That Sound? took Litka four years to produce, but ...

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Federal regulators criticize Missouri’s handling of missing foster children

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Federal regulators last week said Missouri’s foster care agency failed to adequately protect or locate children who went missing from foster care or properly provide medical or mental health treatment when located. The report, ...

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Hallmark giving away a million greeting cards to encourage kids

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Hallmark Cards is giving away one million cards from its new Little World Changers collection. The cards encourage and reward kids as they make a difference in the world through acts of ...

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1776 Action designates September as Patriotic Education Month

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September has been designated Patriotic Education Month by 1776 Action, an organization influenced by former President Donald Trump. The objective is to counter false and misleading accounts of American history in schools. ...

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Expert encourages parents who fear failure as they begin homeschooling

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Students are not the only ones feeling nervous as schools reopen. Many parents also may question themselves as they try homeschooling for the first time. Sam Sorbo offers encouraging words in an ...

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New grants to protect children against crime in Missouri

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson this week announced $4 million in new grant opportunities to combat crime against children and provide additional funding to agencies that provide services to crime victims. “The last ...

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Missouri State Fair showcases $8 million facility improvements

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Visitors to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia next month will enjoy about $8 million in improvements to the grounds. This includes campground improvements, brick horse barn upgrades and major renovations at ...

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SummerFest auto show & outdoor concert is this weekend in Topeka

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The Vinewood Venue in Topeka is presenting the 2021 Summerfest Auto Show & Outdoor Concert Saturday, July 24. Summerfest is a family-friendly event that begins at 4pm Saturday afternoon. The evening is ...

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Manhattan and Lawrence, Kan. rank among youngest metro areas in nation

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Manhattan, Kansas is the youngest small metropolitan area in the nation, and Lawrence, Kan., ranks 12, a new study found. The U.S. population is getting older. Aging Baby Boomers and declining fertility ...

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