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St. Louis Family Fall-Winter 2014

St. Louis Family Fall/Winter 2014

Don’t miss the newest edition of St. Louis Family magazine, featuring the inaugural Excellence in Education Awards. Pick up your copies today!

Editor-in-chief Christy Marshall surprised the winners of St. Louis Family's inaugural Excellence in Education Awards in their schools and classrooms. more

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If you were lucky, you had a teacher who flicked on the light bulb and alerted you to the universe of wonder and learning. And if so, that one person made all the difference in your education. For me, it was my 11th grade English teacher... more

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Imagine grade school if Ranger Rick were the headmaster. The result might resemble Raintree School. more

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Kevin A. Roberts

Teenagers at Angel Baked Cookies are making more than desserts. more

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Courtesy of Musen Albert

The Moms design a handbag line tailored to busy women. more

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Kevin A. Roberts

Local authors give kids reasons to love their city. more

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Courtesy of Hearing Our Way magazine

A local woman launches a magazine for children with hearing loss. more

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Illustration by Pushart

Empowering kids, one college degree at a time more

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A new nonprofit aims to educate children of soldiers killed in combat. more

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Photography by Jen Rich

Camp Manitowa offers a fun-filled retreat for the kids of Ferguson. more

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Courtesy of the Green Center

Want your kids to be more eco-savvy? Send them here. more

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Courtesy of eeBoo

These toys and kits make learning fun. more

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William and Ken Dyson. Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

William Dyson grew up black in a white family and learned about racial bias firsthand—but he learned a lot about love, too. Now, his experience is fodder for a growing music career. more

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Photograph by Carmen Troesser

We gave the bento box challenge to professional chefs with kids: Make it fit, make it pretty, and make it something your child will love. more

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Photography by Elizabeth Jochum

Of all the professions out there, teaching has the most pronounced ripple effect. Over years, the work of one individual impacts multitudes of others. Teachers who passionately love their work often have students who passionately love to learn... more

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Do you praise a child lavishly, to raise self-esteem, or sparingly, to spur effort? Do you refrain from criticism, lest you paralyze a sensitive child, or give constructive criticism, to coach success? Self-esteem is complicated... more

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Rendering courtesy of Shriners Hospitals for Children

Dr. Charles Goldfarb, an orthopedic surgeon at the Washington University School of Medicine, says that when the family of a patient feels comfortable, the patient feels comfortable... more

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Photography by small_frog; E+/Getty Images

You just got home from working all day. You picked up the kids, got the groceries, and just started to cook dinner. Your feet are killing you... more

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Photography courtesy of Debbie Glen

When Susie Killian became a school nurse 20 years ago, she worried that once she’d stuck on the day’s Band-Aids, there wouldn’t be anything else to do... more

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Photography by Timothy Oakberg, courtesy of Washington University School of Medicine

When an old guy’s cranky, we smile affectionately and call him a curmudgeon. He’s earned the worldview. But when a 3-year-old is irritable, sad, discouraged, unenthusiastic, and withdrawn, that’s a different story... more

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