Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…

Staying Sharp: 14 Ways to Keep Your Kid Learning During Winter Break

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Believe it or not, winter break will be here before you know it. Your kids could probably tell you the exact number of weeks, days and minutes until vacation begins. To them, winter break = a break from school = FREEDOM! But as a parent, it's…

Giving Back: 15 Awesome Gift Ideas for that Extra Special Teacher in Your Kid’s Life

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We all had favorite teachers. Perhaps yours was the one who let you get away with murder because he saw your true potential and believed in you, or maybe it was that teacher who inspired you to reach for the stars. Perhaps your favorite teacher…

The Change Challenge: 10 Ways to Help Your Kid Cope with Being in a New School

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You may never have experienced it, but take it from us—it’s hard to be the new kid in school. From simply finding your way around to learning the cafeteria hierarchy, it’s no easy feat to feel good and fit in. High school sophomore Miranda…

Homework Affairs: 10 Ways to Help Your Kids Strategize their Workload

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Back-to-school means homework stress for kids...and parents. It’s part of our job to help our kids manage their time and workload—including recognizing when they need help with homework—so they can get the most out of school. A Swedish…

The Success Checklist: 15 Things to Discuss with Your Kids Before the First Day of School

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The first day of school is met with both excitement and trepidation. Some kids look forward to it and other kids lie awake at night worrying about it. The same is true for parents, as thoughts of school shootings and stories of abuse linger…

15 Ways to Nurture Your Kids’ Spanish During the Summer

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According to a 2013 Pew Research Center report, Spanish is the most widely spoken language at home in the United States, other than English. It is also the most widely spoken language, besides English, by non-Hispanics. However, Pew Research…

15 Alternative School Styles that Might be Right for Your Kid

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As Common Core and standardized tests continue to permeate our educational system and in-school violence leaves parents afraid to send their kids to traditional, public schools, alternative school and education programs are booming. “Education…

10 Ways to Tell if Your Kids’ Teachers are Doing their Job

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Whether it’s peanut butter or education, parents want the best for their children. From meeting the teachers to participating in the PTO, parents are usually willing to invest in their child’s education as they invest in their own careers.…

Does Your Kids’ Math Homework Make You Hyperventilate? 15 Ways to Up Your Numbers Game

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Most of us parents haven’t had to do a real math problem in years. It’s tough enough to remember the math skills we learned way back when we were in school but to grasp the newfangled ways they’re teaching math today can be downright…