parenting http://kcur.org en Many States Fail On Policies For New Parents, Study Says http://kcur.org/post/many-states-fail-policies-new-parents-study-says <p>It's scary being a new parent, and many state regulations make the adjustment period very difficult for new moms and dads who have jobs. A recent study gives both Kansas and Missouri a failing grade in this area.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:47:42 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 58273 at http://kcur.org Many States Fail On Policies For New Parents, Study Says Missouri And Kansas Among Worst States For New Parents http://kcur.org/post/missouri-and-kansas-among-worst-states-new-parents <p></p><p>A new study has rated Missouri and Kansas among the worst states in the country for new parents.</p><p>The National Partnership for Women &amp; Families <a href="http://www.nationalpartnership.org/research-library/work-family/expecting-better-2014.pdf">gave both states a failing grade</a> in the third edition of "Expecting Better," an analysis of economic supports for state and private sector workers with new children.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:04:51 +0000 Cody Newill 58274 at http://kcur.org Missouri And Kansas Among Worst States For New Parents Kansas City's Stay-At-Home Dads Do More Than Stay At Home http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-stay-home-dads-do-more-stay-home <p>In anticipation of Father's Day, <em>Central Standard</em> visited with a stay-at-home dad to hear about the unique trials and triumphs of full-time fathers. We also heard about a group of stay-at-home dads who get out and about in the city together, forming a tight-knit community for raising kids and having adventures, including a <a href="http://www.kclibrary.org/?q=blog/kc-unbound/kc-dads-are-home-library">monthly storytime </a>at the library.</p><p>This conversation examines whether assumptions about who does what still matter, especially to couples who take this road less traveled.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:30:21 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 57084 at http://kcur.org Kansas City's Stay-At-Home Dads Do More Than Stay At Home The Lessons We Learn From Our Children http://kcur.org/post/lessons-we-learn-our-children <p>Parenting books often help new mothers and fathers to understand how they shape their children, but they rarely talk about how children shape their parents.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Cody Newill 56751 at http://kcur.org The Lessons We Learn From Our Children Life Lessons From A KC Author http://kcur.org/post/life-lessons-kc-author <p></p><p>Becky Blades found herself bubbling over with advice for her daughter, but she knew bombarding her daughter with life lessons wasn't the best way to go about sharing it.</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with Blades about how, in writing down this advice with a good dose of humor, she created the book <em>Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone.</em></p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:04:22 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 53001 at http://kcur.org Life Lessons From A KC Author KU Researchers Use Cellphones To Improve Parenting http://kcur.org/post/ku-researchers-use-cellphones-improve-parenting <p>A study by researchers at the Universities of Kansas and Notre Dame shows cell phones can be a powerful tool to help reinforce home-based parenting training.</p><p>The study focused on parents who experience higher levels of depression, stress and family violence. KU’s Judith Carta says these families need better parenting strategies, yet they’re most at-risk of dropping out of the very programs meant to help them.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:53:55 +0000 Bryan Thompson 46338 at http://kcur.org The Shifting Face Of Parenthood http://kcur.org/post/shifting-face-parenthood <p>Only a few decades ago, it was almost unheard of for men and women to swap traditional gender roles at home. The idea of a stay-at-home dad isn’t so foreign anymore, and these “Mr. Moms” are making their impact on society’s larger ideas of breadwinners and nuclear families.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 42029 at http://kcur.org The Shifting Face Of Parenthood Teenage Sexuality: Casual Or Committed? http://kcur.org/post/teenage-sexuality-casual-or-committed <p>Radical monogamy or casual hookup— what do teenagers choose when they start dating? Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:39:37 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 26079 at http://kcur.org Teenage Sexuality: Casual Or Committed? Bye, Mom. Bye, Dad. The Kids Go To College http://kcur.org/post/bye-mom-bye-dad-kids-go-college <p>After 18 years of nurturing, many parents are taking their kids to college for the first time.</p> <p>The days leading up to the big move of independence can be exciting for some, and sad for others. We're not talking about the kids themselves: we're talking about parents.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:33:13 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 23000 at http://kcur.org Bye, Mom. Bye, Dad. The Kids Go To College Parents, Teens & The Transition To High School http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-transition-high-school <p>Going back to school after a long summer is tough for many students, but even more difficult for those moving from middle to high school.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:17:32 +0000 Stephen Steigman 22298 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & The Transition To High School Parents, Teens & Graduation http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-graduation <p>The class of 2012 may be excited to move on, but to what exactly? Recent high school graduates are facing some big challenges. Tue, 29 May 2012 14:26:33 +0000 Stephen Steigman 18440 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Graduation Parents, Teens, & Bullying http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-bullying <p>It's become all too common: kids bullying other kids.</p> <p>Tuesday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes psychologist Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D. to discuss how parents can help their kids avoid bullying, distinguishing "mean kid" behavior from bullying, and how girls and boys differ in terms of bullying behavior.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:35:55 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 16858 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens, & Bullying Parents, Teens & Technology http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-technology <p>Your son wants to hang out at a friend&rsquo;s house: he calls your cell to cell to ask.&nbsp; Your daughter is staying late at school: she sends you a text.</p><p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:16:51 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 14972 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Technology Mother Runner! http://kcur.org/post/mother-runner <p>Ask a mother how her day went and you may often hear the word <strong>&ldquo;running&rdquo;</strong> in the answer as in: running errands, running after the kids, running to make an appointment. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:29:18 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 13457 at http://kcur.org Mother Runner! Parents, Teens, & ADHD http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-adhd <p>Why have we seen so many children, teenagers, and adults diagnosed with <strong>Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?</strong></p><p><strong>Symptoms</strong> of ADHD include <strong>lack of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior</strong>.&nbsp; And for parents with teens, ADHD can be a troubling diagnosis on top of an already difficult period in a child&#39;s life.&nbsp; Many teens have trouble following through on instructions and don&#39;t seem to listen when spoken to directly, but it&#39;s important to know when a teen is just being a teen...or when their condition requires special attention. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:10:18 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 11478 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens, & ADHD Parenting http://kcur.org/post/parenting <p>Can you ever love your child too much? Today on the show, join <b>Dr. Bruce Liese</b> for a look at what happens when parents are too attuned to their children, and how our culture&rsquo;s obsession with happiness can lead our children towards an unhappy adulthood.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 06:00:00 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 8564 at http://kcur.org Parenting