Eavesdrop on Your Kids While They’re Gaming

Tray Ling
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Our kids’ online lives can feel like a bit of a mystery. Particularly if they are into gaming, they might sit—headphones on and behind closed doors—for hours at a time, leaving you wondering who they’re interacting with and what those conversations are like. If that’s the case, one popular gamer has advice for parents: You should be listening in.

David Marchese recently talked with Tyler Blevins—more widely known as “Ninja,” a popular video game streamer among teenagers and young adults—for the New York Times. Blevins says he frequently encounters kids who say

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With parent guide, St. Agnes aimed to ease challenges of distance learning transition

Tray Ling

A suggested schedule, daily task list and ideas on how to set family goals. A list of virtues to practice, strategies to keep kids focused and a reminder to play. And its first instruction: “Stay calm!”

Before many parents realized they might benefit from a guide helping them navigate the transition to distance learning, St. Agnes School in St. Paul did. As COVID-19 forced schools across Minnesota to transition to distance learning, school leaders sent it out by email: a 17-page PDF, simply titled “K-6 Parent Resource Guide.”

On Facebook, one Catholic school parent commented: “This will prove to be

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Georgia House wants more state money for public health

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ATLANTA – Georgia House lawmakers want to shift more money into public health and nursing homes, saying the state needs to spend more in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

House appropriations subcommittees on Tuesday made proposed changes to the current year’s budget, a yearly ritual that’s on a fast track in 2021 because of fears that the pandemic could disrupt the General Assembly’s session. The full House could vote on the changes as early as Thursday. The Senate would consider the changes after that.

House lawmakers propose adding nearly $34 million into the state Department of Public Health, after Gov.

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Michigan entrepreneur creates a snowsuit that’s easy for kids

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As a mother of four, Andrea Misch knows all too well when little ones want to play outside in the winter, it can be an effort to get them ready. So, the artist and creator based in Whitehall came up with a convenient all-in-one snowsuit for kids called the SnowOtter StowSuit.

The multifaceted coat stows the attached mittens and snow pants so they’re easily accessible and won’t get lost. A zipper in the pants makes them easy to remove for washing and the mittens can be separated at the cuffs and stored in the sleeves. In addition, the pants extend

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New 160-unit development coming to Forest Park Southeast neighborhood | News Headlines

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — Groundbreaking on a $40 million development in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood is set for February 1, with the target of bringing more than 160 new housing units to the neighborhood.

Union At The Grove is a development encompassing six buildings on Hunt, Vista, and Norfolk Avenues between Newstead and Taylor, which is just east of Kingshighway Boulevard. The project is being led by Green Street St. Louis with support from other investors including BJC Healthcare and Washington University School of Medicine.

“Union At The Grove is a natural extension of Green Street’s continued commitment to

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