Wednesday, August 15, 2012
How ought St. Louis parents respond when their children talk back?
This week's question for parents in Clayton, Richmond Heights, Ladue and Frontenac involves appropriate discipline. Suppose your son just got suspended from middle school for three days. He was impudent and talked back to his teacher in front of everyone. So onto this week's question: What do you do know as a parent to make sure this never happens again?
Monday, March 26, 2012
The event for children up to age 10 will happen at A.B. Green Athletic Complex.
Children will have the opportunity to hunt for more than 5,000 eggs as part of a free Easter "Egg"stravaganza planned Saturday at A.B. Green Athletic Complex in Richmond Heights. The complex is located at the intersection of Dale Avenue and Laclede Station Road. The event runs from 10 to 11 a.m. and will feature multiple hunting zones for the following ages: A peanut-free zone also will be available. Mr. Rabbit will visit with children during the event. Participants should bring a basket. More information is available by calling the City of Richmond Heights at 314-645-1476.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
And how do the kids factor into the getaway equation?
Now that the sun is shining and the breezes blowing through St. Louis are carrying an inkling of summer, we at Patch are thinking (read: dreaming) about vacation. We suspect you are, too. But families with children often can't just pick up and travel to the far corners of the world. It takes time to plan a trip that involves everyone or to schedule a getaway during which the grandparents can watch the youngsters. So onto this week's question: Whether you're planning a summer vacation with your children or a romantic getaway that won't include them, what factors have you taken into consideration? What items should be on the to-do lists of others planning similar trips?
Monday, May 2, 2011
The event is timely given the Good Friday tornado that hit the area, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley said Monday during a news conference in Clayton.
A news conference in Clayton aimed at raising awareness of childhood trauma brought one recent event to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley's mind: The Good Friday tornadoes. "In some respects, that could impact a child's life," Dooley said Monday. The St. Louis County Children's Service Fund sponsored the event. Dooley read a proclamation marking Tuesday as National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day and said the Children's Service Fund has been doing "outstanding" work. The Children's Service Fund, a department of the county, is funded by a 1/4-cent sales tax. It invests money in nonprofits that provide help to people ages 19 and younger in the areas of substance abuse and mental health. The theme of this year's awareness day …
Friday, April 29, 2011
The event happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of The Center of Clayton.
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Friday, April 29, 2011
St. Louisans will have the opportunity to get rid of their prescription drugs they no longer need Saturday in Clayton. Five officers with the Clayton Police Department will staff the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day site in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), said Community Services Officer Korey Golcynski. "It's a good program for those wanting to protect the environment," Golcynski said. It gives people an alternative to throwing drugs in the trash or flushing them down the toilet, he said, and it can help keep drugs out of the hands of young people. The drugs can also be discarded confidentially. Clayton participated in the inaugural take-back event in 2010, he said. This year's event will be held …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
And how much supervision should they provide?
If summer is good for anything as a youngster, it's sleepovers. That leaves St. Louis parents to determine how best to handle their kids and accompanying friends. That's why this week, we're asking our Moms Council to weigh in on best practices for such gatherings. We're looking for advice—the council's and your own—that lets kids have fun, helps parents keep their sanity and keeps both groups safe. So onto this week's question: How do you get your kids to go to sleep once you've agreed to host a sleepover? And how much supervision do you provide?
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Here's a look at what you and other St. Louis Patch readers have been saying recently.
Our readers were interested enough in a variety of topics to post their comments recently on topics including creepy strangers who want to manhandle our kids, the race for St. Louis County assessor and bike safety on roads. Do you have an opinion to share on these topics? Click the link that interests you and add your voice to the conversation. Dealing with Stranger Danger when adults want to hold, touch or tickle your kids: "That is really creepy. Some people are just being nice, and in a perfect world, we would probably trust people. But we have to be careful, and we do have to protect our kids. Better to be safe than sorry." — Helena Hewlett, Hazelwood Patch Memorial Tombstone on Route 109: "I see it every day and I say a prayer for …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
We're seeking your advice for the benefit of St. Louis parents.
Here's a scenario to which some St. Louis parents might relate: Your children ask you whether it's all right if they do Thing X. You say no. Your children, in turn, petition your spouse to see whether he or she can reverse your decision about Thing X. Sound familiar? If so, this week's Moms Talk Q&A topic is for you. We want to hear your advice and wisdom about handling children who have a hard time saying no. We've called in our Moms Council to start the conversation, and we hope you'll weigh in by posting comments below. So onto this week's question: How do you handle children who won't take "no" for an answer?
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Here's a look at five family friendly events happening in or near Clayton and Richmond Heights this week.
Looking for something fun and different to do with the kids this week in Clayton or Richmond Heights? Look no further! We’ve got some ideas right here. GIRLS ON TRACK PROGRAM When/Where: From 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wydown Middle School Why Go: Girls on Track is an experiential learning program for girls in grades 6 to 8. Its purpose is to uplift girls' self-esteem while preparing them for a 3.1-mile running event. Pricing: Free INDOOR TENNIS LESSONS When/Where: 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays for children ages 4 to 6; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays for children ages 7 to 11; and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays for children age 12 to 14. All classes are offered at the City of Creve Coeur Community Center Gym. Why …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Here's a roundup of five kid-friendly events happening this week in or near Clayton and Richmond Heights.
Looking for something fun and different to do with the kids and family this week near Clayton or Richmond Heights? Look no further! We’ve got some ideas right here. When/Where: From 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Why Go: Girls on Track is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls in grades 6 through 8. The program purpose is to uplift girls' self-esteem while training for a 3.1-mile running event. Pricing: Free When/Where: 5:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday at in Westport Why Go: Join the Cornbread's World crew from WIL-FM to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day, then hang around the Plaza for festivities all day long. Pricing: Free When/Where: 8 p.m. Thursday at the . Why Go: It’s St. Patrick’s Day—of course you …