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  1. Children's School & Education

    Kids' "how to fall in love" list raises red flags

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    A list about how to fall in love, written by two second graders, is making the rounds — not because it’s cute, but because it’s...
  2. Child Development & Health

    ADHD: Is it real, over-diagnosed or completely made up?

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    ADHD diagnoses and stimulant prescriptions are common in classrooms across the nation. A doctor, however, has taken the...
  3. School Age Kids

    Sexual harassment in schools

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    Sexual harassment has been a significant obstacle in the workplace for decades but today this unwelcomed behavior is apparently...
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    Bus ride-proof your lunch box

    Your child's bus ride to and from school is full of potential pitfalls for both child and lunch box. Make sure your precious cargo...
  5. School & Education

    Important questions to ask your child's teacher

    As the student-to-teacher ratio continues to increase, it is important for parents to contact and meet with their child’s teacher....
  6. Children's Health

    5 Ways to rev up your child's brain for learning

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    The new school year is upon us, and so is nightly homework, long days of soaking up knowledge and, eventually, report cards. And...
  7. School Tips for Moms

    Teachers weigh in: What elementary school kids should know

    Elementary school is a nerve-wracking time in your child’s life. Help them be better prepared with these tips from teachers!
  8. Child Development & Health

    Guide to Valentine's Day treats at school

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    Valentine’s Day is a time of love, valentines and treats. For a child with food allergies, it can be upsetting if treats that he...
  9. School Age Kids

    Second semester parent-teacher conference

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    Once your kids get back into the swing of the school schedule after the holidays, you'll be hearing from the teachers for conference...
  10. School Age Kids

    4 Holiday classroom treats

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    Holidays and sweets go hand-in-hand, but with ideas that are so easy that your kids can pitch in you'll be inspired to whip up a...
  11. Children's School & Education

    The Big Bang Theory 's Mayim Bialik teams up with Texas Instruments

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    Actress Mayim Bialik not only plays a scientist on The Big Bang Theory , but she also has a Ph.D. in neuroscience to back it up....
  12. Children's School & Education

    Parent-teacher conference 101

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    Parent-teacher conferences are a great opportunity to connect about your child’s education, from his academic progress to how well...
  13. School Age Kids

    Is your kid falling behind already?

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    Even though class has just begun, your child could already be falling behind the pack.
  14. School Age Kids

    Teach your child to love math, even if you don't

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    Don't be ashamed to admit it — the last time you did your times-tables without your trusty iPhone calculator was when you were in...
  15. Children's School & Education

    When a teacher doesn't like your child

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    Granted, children are not always reliable narrators. So you don't have to panic if your 6-year-old comes home and announces that her...
  16. Studying & Making the Grade

    10 Steps to school year success

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    One of the most important aspects of parenting is ensuring that your child gets a good education. School is a place where your...
  17. School Age Kids

    10 Things moms of kindergarteners need to know

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    Your child is starting kindergarten this fall! Hooray! Right? Beginning kindergarten can be one of the most exciting moments in the...
  18. School Tips for Moms

    Middle school: The awkward years

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    The early teens are just... awkward. It's hard enough going through it yourself, but when you're the parent of a middle-schooler, it...
  19. School Tips for Moms

    How often should your student wash his hands?

    Back to school season means pencil boxes, binders, glue sticks and markers. It can also mean colds, flu, strep, even MRSA. When...
  20. School Tips for Moms

    Germ patrol: Where germs are lurking in schools

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    Grab the disinfecting wipes. You'll want to do some serious sanitizing after reading this article. In 2010, scientists from the...