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  1. School & Education

    How to decipher standards-based report cards

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    Perhaps you didn’t pay attention when your child’s school announced a move to “standards-based” report cards. Yeah, whatever, you...
  2. School & Education

    How the arts benefit your child academically

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    STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- has been a buzzword in education for several years. Education leaders and...
  3. K-12

    School registration leaves parents in a frenzy

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    Today's parents actively seek out the best educational opportunities in their areas and often do whatever it takes to secure a spot,...
  4. K-12

    Helping your kids discern between message and messenger

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    Teaching your kids effective communication is a critical part of parenting -- and one we often don’t think about enough. With...
  5. School & Education

    7 Signs your child needs help in school

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    If your child is falling behind in school, you may be the last one to know about it. Your child might be too embarrassed or ashamed...
  6. School & Education

    4 Ways to get kids to school on time

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    For most families, the most hectic time of day is when the alarm clock goes off. Getting the kids out of bed, dressed, fed and ready...
  7. School & Education

    Tips on hosting a foreign exchange student

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    It is possible to expose your children to an international education, the cultures of others and still stay at home. How you ask?...
  8. School & Education

    Teens & makeup: What's OK for school?

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    Though many young teens wear makeup on special occasions, your daughter may want to start experimenting and wearing makeup every day...
  9. Kids' Parties

    Party ideas for kids with fall birthdays

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    The fortunate thing about having a child born in the fall is that there are a wide variety of fun themes you can choose for his or...
  10. School & Education

    Tips for a stress-free back to school season

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    Want back to school to be a calmer experience this year than last? We've come up with plenty of ways to take stress out of the...
  11. School & Education

    Back to school shopping tips for moms

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    If the back to school displays seem less like a siren call and more like a blaring alarm, you may be suffering from shopper's...
  12. School & Education

    Easing start of school jitters

    Starting something new is so exciting! But also a little scary. Or a lot scary. Transitions can be hard! As the first day of a new...
  13. School & Education

    5 Ways to beat the back to school rush

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    We're heading into the last few weeks of summer. The start of the school year looms just ahead. But before you send the kinds on the...
  14. School & Education

    12 must-do rules for back to school

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    Some parents wait to the last minute to get everything in order for the new school year, but it doesn't have to be that way! Here...
  15. K-12

    Schedule now, don't overschedule later

    One of the reasons summer time is so loved and dreamt about is the extended period of downtime. There’s less schedule, less demands,...
  16. Tips & Advice

    Monday Mom challenge: Prepare now for the coming school year

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    Ah, the lazy days of summer. Lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun -- and definitely not worrying about schedules, homework and...
  17. Parenting

    Game sites your kids will love (but actually help them with math)

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    Is asking your youngster to study math like asking him to eat Brussels sprouts? Then there's no need to let him in on the secret...
  18. Tips & Advice

    Monday Mom challenge: Is it time for you to switch careers?

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    If you are one of the many moms who have a second job outside the home, you likely have thought long and hard about work-life...
  19. K-12

    Teach your kids to spell like national spelling bee champs

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    Want a spelling be champion in your family? Then use these tips to help your child learn to spell with the best of them.
  20. Parenting

    Field trip kids stop at ... Hooters?

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    Eighth graders on a field trip recently made an unusual stop when a chaperon took a group of them to Hooters for lunch. Was this...