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Homework habits

Support your child in their homework, but do not act as a taskmas­ter. Provide them with a quiet place, supplies, encouragement, and occasional help—but it is their job to do the work. Homework is your youngster’s responsibility, not yours. For more information on how to make homework a time of less stress and more progress […]

Ready for the first day of school?

        As you and your child prepare for the first day of school, use this checklist to help make sure you have taken care of the necessary tasks. If your child needs a sports physical, school medication forms or allergy paperwork for school, please fax your forms to us at (417) 631-0119.


Is your child shy? Shyness is quite common among children.  Many children are simply born this way and are naturally more withdrawn or introverted.  It may take them longer to warm up to new situations. Time to adjust: Most shy children do well in relationships and in social settings once they are past an initial period […]

Kids & Tech: Tips for Parents in the Digital Age from the AAP

Kids & Tech: Tips for Parents in the Digital Age from the AAP Here are a few tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help parents manage the digital side of raising children: • Treat media as you would any other environment in your child’s life. Set limits; kids need and expect them. […]