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  1. Children's School & Education

    The end of the school year: Summer enrichment

    As the school year winds down, the freedom of lazy summer days beckon. Weeks - perhaps months - on end to laze and play and...
  2. Children's School & Education

    Are homeschooled kids really lacking in socialization?

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    With the growing numbers of homeschooled kids getting into Ivy League universities, most people would now agree that homeschooling...
  3. Tweens, Teens & College

    5 Simple steps to help your tween or teen study for a test

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    Test anxiety is no fun for kids or moms. Teens and tweens are stressed out enough on a normal day, and when you throw in a huge...
  4. School Age Kids

    Talking careers with your younger children

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    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a ubiquitous question. And it’s the way we start, at a very early age, to introduce...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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,...
  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...
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    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. School Age Kids

    Home packed lunches banned at Chicago school

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    We all know how important healthy eating is, especially given the obesity epidemic in our country. But is banning home-packed...
  14. Parenting

    3 Questions you should ask your child after school

    While you were at work or taking care of business at home, your child experienced a full day of their own at school. In their prime...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...