education

  1. Preschoolers

    Make your own educational printables

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    Keeping a preschooler occupied is difficult. Her short attention span means you need an arsenal of activities at your disposal. Try...
  2. Preschoolers

    Educational TV for preschoolers

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    While setting your preschooler in front of the television all day long isn't a good idea, a couple hours each day actually may be...
  3. Children's 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...
  4. Parenting Advice & Columns

    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...
  5. Tweens, Teens & College

    No prom for James Tate

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    James Tate wanted to ask his friend to the prom in a big way. But his fun romantic gesture turned sour when school officials...
  6. Children's 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. Children's School & Education

    Fun ways to teach your child sign language

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    The popularity of teaching sign language to babies has exploded over the past several years. Who wouldn’t want their wee ones to be...
  8. Children's School & Education

    Etiquette tips for teacher gifts

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    Are you confused by the etiquette of gifting to teachers? Don't be! Here's what you need to know about giving to the people who...
  9. Holiday and seasonal decor

    Design tips to make learning fun for your kids

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    Enhance your children’s learning by providing them with an environment that makes learning fun. We spoke with Cortney Novogratz of...
  10. Children's School & Education

    Why is the teacher giving my kid m&m's?

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    Six-year-old Carlos Melendez stood in line waiting as his first-grade teacher bid farewell to her students at the end of the school...
  11. Live Green

    Teach your kids the value of nature

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    Kids who are constantly engaged in gaming, texting and television often have little connection or appreciation for nature because...
  12. Children's School & Education

    What did you learn in school today? Getting your kids to talk to you about their day

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    Does getting your kids to offer information about school seem more difficult than pulling teeth? Do you ever feel like a lawyer...
  13. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Encouraging visual arts from a young age

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    If you consider yourself a creative or artistic person -- and even if you don’t -- you may be thinking about ways to encourage your...
  14. Tweens, Teens & College

    Take your child to work day

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    Since 1993, millions of Americans have participated in the annual Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work® day. A day at work will help...
  15. Parenting Advice & Columns

    When to find a tutor for your child

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    Why is it that so many of us are afraid or reluctant to ask for help? Oh we talk a good game about understanding that no one is...
  16. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Coaching your child through teacher-student relationships

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    When your child is younger, the idea of facilitating the student-teacher relationship might not have crossed your mind. What’s to...
  17. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Should you push kids forward, hold them back or simply fly alongside?

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    Listen to Your Mothers is a space to come together with the ones who understand the maternal struggle and joy best -- in the hopes...
  18. Children's School & Education

    Setting the stage for academic success

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    Your teenager has always done well in school, but suddenly is losing homework assignments and is moody. Your middle schooler can’t...
  19. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Help your child academically without helicoptering

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    We all want what is best for our children and for them to succeed in life. That includes school. Ostensibly for the benefit of our...
  20. School Age Kids

    Should teachers grade the parents?

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    Should parents get grades on their kids' report cards? A Florida lawmaker wants parents to be graded on their involvement in their...