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Study finds shocking results about families, dinner and conversation

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A new study shows a disturbing fact about the eating and conversation habits of families. For thousands of years dinner was the traditional time when families, and often larger communities, would gather ...

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Faith-based crime series ‘Vindication’ leads September streaming lineup

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The best new series on Amazon Prime Video is a crime drama full of brilliant sleuthing and police investigations. But — surprise, surprise — there is not a curse word or mega-violent ...

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How to teach your kids to live a healthy lifestyle

Five years ago, our family lifestyle was not healthy. We ate dessert every night and spent so much time in front of the TV that weekend movie nights increasingly became an extensive ...

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Convicted sex offenders holding “drag queen story time” at Texas libraries

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Over the past year, the Austin Public Library in Texas has allowed sex offenders to read to children during “Drag Queen Story Time,” a pro-family organization has learned. This is the latest development in a series ...

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When does character develop in children?

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There are few things in life that a Christian parent hopes for more than to pass on to their children the same principles and character values they live by. Character doesn’t just ...

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Shelter pup lands starring role in Lady and the Tramp remake

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A shelter pup is one lucky dog in Arizona after landing a starring role in the upcoming Disney remake of “Lady and the Tramp.” “Monte,” a 2-year-old terrier mix, once called HALO Animal ...

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Teen Vogue using Snapchat to show kids how to get abortions

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Teen Vogue, known for providing kids with explicit articles on sex, is now using the social media platform Snapchat to advise them on how to get an abortion. The new social media ...

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‘Basketball or Nothing’ leads August streaming

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Sports, and particularly basketball, have a special place in the American culture. Perhaps that’s because Americans naturally root for the underdog — the subject of most sports flicks. Or perhaps that’s because ...

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El Paso witness carried lost children to safety

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A witness to the mass shooting at the El Paso Walmart risked his own life as he carried kids to safety after they were caught in the crossfire. Glen Oakley was at ...

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Kendrick brothers’ ‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight

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I admit it. I cried during the first Kendrick Brothers movie I watched: the marriage-themed Fireproof (2008). I did the same during Courageous (2011), which spotlighted fatherhood, and War Room (2015), which ...

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Simba and Mufasa return to take viewers on emotional ride

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Simba has a lot to learn. And Mufasa, his roaring royal pop and the Pride Lands’ Lion King, is eager to teach him. Mufasa takes time to help Simba explore the vast ...

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7 healthy back to school tips for kids

Summer will soon be over for many kids, and as a parent, whether you’re shedding tears or jumping with the joy at your kids heading back to school, you should also be ...

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Area church home after mission trip to Alaska

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A youth mission team from Connection Point Church, Raytown, Mo, shared the love of Christ in Alaska during June. The youth mission team partnered with Grace Works, a ministry in Anchorage that ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Netting or Not?

The debate is on. After two kids have been hit with foul balls beyond the netting at Major League games this year, is Major League Baseball going to do anything about it? ...

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Kansas can help your child pay for college

The pursuit of higher education can be intimidating, not just for students, but for parents as well.  College is a massive monetary investment and many can become overwhelmed by the costs. Expenses ...

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City Union Mission takes homeless children to summer camp

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Kansas City’s at-risk and homeless children are getting ready to head to camp, thanks to City Union Mission. Registration is now open for the Mission’s summer camping programs which give children an ...

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America’s Got Talent to aliens: July’s 5 family things

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Aliens aside, I’m always looking for something to watch with my children that doesn’t involve animation, superheroes, princesses or sports stars. Those four categories are great, but they’ve slowly become my kids’ ...

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Today’s dads spending more time with kids

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Last week Metro Voice published a story about the negative effects on society when fathers are not present in the lives of their kids. A reader responded that we should publish some ...

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June streaming includes two kinds of superheroes

Superheroes are ultra-popular movie themes these days, but they’re also often ultra-violent and, sometimes, profane. They’re also loved by young children, even if the kids never have watched one and even though ...

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Kids have greater porn access during the summer

kids are higher risk of accessing porn during the summer

If you’re a parent, summer means planning trips to the pool, grandparents, family vacations, play dates, and juggling an even balance between the demands of your job and family. While it’s a ...

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‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ joins ‘Les Miserables’ for June movie spotlight

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The Secret Life of Pets was the fourth-highest grossing film of 2016 and one of the most family-friendly, too, with plenty of laughs and life lessons for parents and children. Its sequel ...

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Families prefer summer trips by car

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Remember the days of summer trips with the family, scenery flying by with your hand out the window? Those days are back according to a new study. As summer begins, millions of ...

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Syrian rebels kill Christian kids with targeted rockets

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Children playing outside in a Syrian town have been murdered by a deplorable targeted rocket attack. Observers are calling the Sunday attack on the town of al-Suqaylabiyah  a targeted terror act against ...

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Faith-based ‘Like Arrows’ tops May’s streaming lineup

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The filmmakers of Like Arrows, Alex and Stephen Kendrick, are the names behind some of the most successful films in faith-based entertainment— including War Room, Courageous and Fireproof — but they’ve also ...

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ADHD 7 times higher in preschoolers who get over 2 hours screentime

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Preschoolers who spend more than two hours per day with screentime on smartphones and tablets are seven times more likely to develop the symptoms of ADHD, according to shocking new research. The ...

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