age 13

  1. School & Education

    What is unschooling?

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    To those brought up in a strict school environment, the idea of unschooling seems almost unfathomable. But this growing movement...
  2. Tips & Advice

    Supplementing your child’s art education

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    School budgets all over the country are taking hits. Hard, hard hits. Even while there are increasing demands on academic...
  3. Tips & Advice

    Skechers Shape-ups for girls: Cute or inappropriate?

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    Skechers recently introduced its apparently not-so-functional and previously adult-sizes only Shape-up shoes for young girls, and...
  4. K-12

    Small changes: Improve your family’s eating habits

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    We constantly hear about the obesity rate in the United States -- how children today are far heavier than they should be and how...
  5. K-12

    How to afford to send your kids to camp

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    Dream of giving your child the same summer camp experience you had as a child, but worried that you won't be able to swing the costs...
  6. School & Education

    Homeschool: Why are so many parents choosing it?

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    What is behind this growing movement in home education? With over two million students being homeschooled in the United States,...
  7. Family Fun

    High-tech, musical and artsy summer camps for kids

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    Is your child a film-lover? A budding scientist? A Grammy-winner in the making? Here are some of the most unique camps and summer...
  8. Family Fun

    Summer camp packing checklist

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    Packing for camp is an art form. Unlike sending your child for a sleepover at a friend's house, a stay at a resident camp can last...
  9. Family Fun

    7 Kid-friendly outdoor activities

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    With spring fast approaching, it's time to get the kids back into nature. Exposing them to a wide range of outdoor activities at a...
  10. Family Fun

    Sunshine prints: Make art from the sun

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    If you have sun and have kids, here's a cool craft project to try (though if you just want to get a set just for yourself, we won't...
  11. K-12

    Sunscreen for kids: Ask the expert

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    How often does your child really need to wear sunscreen -- and which type is best? A pediatrician has some advice for you!
  12. Parenting

    CFS (Can't Find Sh*t) Syndrome

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    Like color-blindness, CFS Syndrome is a predominately male affliction. The main symptom is a frustrating form of object blindness...
  13. Tips & Advice

    The right age for kids and yard work

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    Yes, you love your yard. You worked hard for this yard, for this home you’ve created and the outdoor space where the kids play. But...
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    Getting kids involved in spring cleaning

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    When spring cleaning season -- spring, of course -- rolls around, you may be chomping at the bit to clean up and clean out and start...
  15. Parenting

    Are parents dressing their daughters like tramps?

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    CNN writer LZ Granderson received quite a response when he wrote a piece titled, “Parents, don’t dress your girls like tramps.” In...
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    What's my name again? What should kids call you

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    If a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, would an authority figure who goes by their first name be just as authoritative?...
  17. Parenting

    Teen piercing trends: Earlobe gauging, stretching and body piercing

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    Piercings and teenagers go hand-in-hand. Like clothes, makeup, and hairstyles, piercings offer teens a way to express themselves. If...
  18. K-12

    Where are the modest bathing suits for girls?

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    Abercrombie and Fitch has raised major waves by marketing a padded push-up bikini to their younger girl customers. What's really...