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…

14 Tips on Properly Using the (Often Misused) Semicolon

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Poor semicolon. So misunderstood; so misused. Despite years of grammar classes we never know exactly when to use a semicolon, where to put it in a sentence or how exactly it’s supposed to be used. The comma we understand. It’s simple and…

15 Reasons You Should Consider Online Education for Your Kids

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Once upon time we chose schools based on things like proximity, secular versus religious studies, and whether or not we preferred private or public schools for our kids. Well the Internet has changed all that. Back in the day, educating your…

10 Ways to Get Your Kid Amped About Reading

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There’s no getting around the reality that everything is becoming more hi-tech. When was the last time you picked up a book, anyway? In these computer-driven times, we worry that our kids will be limited to reading text messages and social…

15 Ways to Help Your Kid Rock it this School Year

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School culture has become increasingly competitive over recent years. Everyone wants to make sure that his or her child comes out on top, and the kids are invested too. We, of course, want our kids to live up to their full potential but we’re…

10 Alternative Education Approaches You Should Consider

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Fact: we all have different ways of learning. From childhood education in the classroom setting to on-the-job training as an adult, we all have strengths, weaknesses and an individual style when it comes to fully comprehending new information…

8 Ways to Ease Your Kids Into a Back-to-School Mindset

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Ugh, change. No one is good at it, and few of us like it. And the transition from summer vacation back to school can be particularly shocking for kids and parents alike. After weeks of free time and flexible schedules, no homework and fluctuating…

15 Lessons Young Writers Can Learn from Stephen King

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Stephen King sold his first short story when he was 20 and his first novel, Carrie was published when he was 26, but he was not an overnight success. As a young writer, Stephen King had day jobs at an industrial laundry facility and as a teacher.…
11 Ways to Get your Child Excited about Summer School-SliderPhoto

11 Ways to Get Your Child Excited About Summer School

For kids, summer usually means all fun and no school for three months! However some students need to put in a little extra time and effort during the summer in order to reach their full potential in the coming school year. It’s tempting…

20 Summer Activities that Keep Kids Learning

During the summer months, it can be tough to keep those young minds stimulated and active. If you don’t, though, fall back-to-school will be a hard transition for your children. Studies show that keeping our brains active and learning is…