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Corporal Punishment, Cybersecurity and Turning Recycling Trucks into Art: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Posted on · The case of NFL star Adrian Peterson being accused of child abuse has brought the topic of corporal punishment to the minds of the nation and many in Greater Houston. Many have criticized his alleged actions — but plenty have defended him saying they were also hit by their parents growing up. On this edition […]

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How to Insulate Your Teenager From Modern Stressors

Posted on · Our summer reading series continues with Judith Widener Muir, author of Live Wires: Neuro-Parenting to Ignite Your Teen’s Brain. Her book explains what makes the teenage brain unique and versatile and how to insulate today’s teens from the stresses of “college frenzy, achievement mania and media explosion.” She also explains how versatile and adaptive the […]

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Is Houston Really Affordable? Houston Matters for Tues., Aug. 12, 2014

Posted on · We often hear about the low cost of living in Texas and Houston. But is it really true? The answer, not surprising, is: it depends. Where in Greater Houston you live factors in tremendously. Some areas are seeing unprecedented demand for places to live – and that drives up prices in those areas, not just […]

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What Leads Adopted Kids to Seek Out Their Birth Parents?

Posted on · According to the State Department of Family and Protective Services, more than 1,300 children in Harris County were waiting to be adopted last year. Many such children will likely come to a point in their lives when they consider searching for their birth parents. Some adoptees simply want to learn more about their medical history; […]

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What Are the Unique Challenges of Being a Parent in Houston?

Posted on · Here's the understatement of the year – parenting has its challenges. And parenting in Houston can bring its own wrinkles – figurative and literal ones. Moms and dads in Houston probably spend more time in the car, driving kids to and from activities. In the worst of our summer heat, there are probably some limits […]

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Parenting in Houston, Little League, and Religious Films: Houston Matters for Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Posted on · Here’s the understatement of the year – parenting has its challenges. And parenting in Houston can bring its own wrinkles – figurative and literal ones. Moms and dads in Houston probably spend more time in the car, driving kids to and from activities. In the worst of our summer heat, there are probably some limits […]

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Local Organizations Fund New Parenting Classes

Posted on · In Harris County alone, 800,000 parents have kids under 18, but less than 2 percent of them take parenting classes. Now more than 50 local organizations are putting money and resources into increasing that number to help parents when they need it the most.