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  1. Mom & Dad

    Why one school is proposing a dress code for parents

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    So let's be honest here — how many times have you stumbled into the school yard to drop the kids off, or waved goodbye to them while...
  2. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Best math apps for kids

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    Flash cards to learn multiplication are so 10 years ago! Your child may actually enjoy learning math concepts including addition,...
  3. School Age Kids

    Fifth grader suspended for pointing a finger gun

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    Guns in the school are a no-no — but what about finger guns? A 10-year-old boy was suspended for brandishing such a weapon.
  4. Mom & Dad

    Kansas pushing to make child abuse legal

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    Corporal punishment is extremely controversial, but one Kansas lawmaker aims to make spanking that is hard enough to leave bruises...
  5. Children's School & Education

    Common Core controversy

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    If you are the parent of a school aged child, by now you have heard of Common Core State Standards (CCSS). If you are familiar with...
  6. School Age Kids

    Bad handwriting or sensory issues?

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    By second grade, handwriting can mean the difference between success in school and serious problems. Discover some common issues...
  7. School Age Kids

    How to prepare your child for school drills

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    As much as we parents hate to think about it, there is a chance that our children could be involved in an emergency situation at...
  8. School Age Kids

    Healthier holiday treat alternatives for the classroom

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    Holidays and sugary treats go hand-in-hand. This year, instead of reaching for processed foods and artificially-colored candies, try...
  9. Children's School & Education

    Traditional schools are not for my family

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    As soon as my daughter was born, people started asking us where she would go to preschool. "Um, I have no idea. Isn’t it way too...
  10. Children's School & Education

    When should kids learn to type?

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    Today kids are being exposed to typing earlier than in years past, but when it comes to sitting down in front of the keyboard, when...
  11. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Are you pushing your kids too hard — or not hard enough?

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    Whether you want your child to be the star athlete or get an academic scholarship for college, how do you know if you are pushing...
  12. School Age Kids

    Raising girls: When kindergarten and 3rd grade collide

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    For the first time in their lives, my daughters Janie and Meg are attending the same school — as a 3rd grader and a kindergartener,...
  13. School Fashion

    Designers weigh in: What makes a great school outfit?

    You know what they say... first impressions are everything! That's why we just couldn't help ourselves. We asked 10 designers to...
  14. School Age Kids

    Unique ways to get your child reading

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    This school year, your child will be expected to practice reading at home. If your child struggles with spending quality time with...
  15. Mom & Dad

    Help! My kid is annoying

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    Do you hear from parents, teachers or other children that your child disrupts activities or bothers others? It can be a tough pill...
  16. Children's School & Education

    Saving money after school starts

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    It's that time again. If your kids have not already gone back to school, they should be starting soon. You have probably already...
  17. Teen School & Education

    How to help your tween become involved at school

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    Educators claim that middle schoolers are the toughest students to teach because they're so distracted by hormones, changing...
  18. Career and Time Management

    Tips for juggling work, school and family

    Being a working mom is hard enough. Add in being a student on top of that, and you're stretched pretty thin. No worries, mama! We've...
  19. Career and Time Management

    The student mom: How to choose the right computer

    The brand, speed and cost of computers vary and are matters of preference. The non-negotiables when purchasing a laptop are battery...
  20. Career and Time Management

    Stress relievers for all-night study sessions

    Ditch the stress from those all-night study sessions with these tips.