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25 Ways To Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?'

liZ Evans | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
liZ Evans

As my kids get older, I know I am going to have to work harder and harder to stay engaged with them -- but I know it's going to be worth the work.

Jessica Samakow

What Heavy Backpacks Are Doing To Kids' Bodies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Samakow | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents

Between studying, homework and extracurricular activities, going back to school may make kids feel like they have the weight of the world on their sho...

5 Genius Mac And Cheese Hacks

Posted 08.26.2013 | College

Deliciously gooey, marvelously inexpensive and incredibly easy to prepare, microwaveable mac and cheese is a destitute college student's dream. Bu...

Back-to-School: Full Moon Rising

Carissa K | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

It can make my heart literally ache to watch my children march off to a new grade level each fall. Each year a higher number, a taller kid, bigger back-to-school shoes to purchase. I want to take hold of time, of them, and just not let go.

Back-to-School: How to Set a Healthy Example For Your Kids When Schedules Get Crazy

Tara DelloIacono Thies, RD | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents
Tara DelloIacono Thies, RD

August rolls around and without fail schedules quickly fill up with homework, soccer practice and dance classes. But whether you're a stay-at-home parent or a working mom, your role as nutritional gatekeeper during this time of year remains imperative.

14 Lunch Boxes That Will Make YOU Want To Go Back To School

Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents

Earlier this month, we featured the spectacular lunch-bag art of video game developer dad Derek Benson, whose imaginative designs on his kids' brown p...

45 Back To School FAILS

Posted 08.21.2012 | Comedy

As our nation's young ones start heading back to school, it's important that we take the time to remember what we DON'T want to be seeing from our lea...

Valedictorian Denied Diploma For Using 'Hell' In Graduation Speech

Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

Kaitlin Nootbaar, a straight-A Oklahoma high school student, is being denied her diploma because she used the word "hell" in her graduation speech as ...

Jennifer Garner, Jimmy Kimmel Were Band Geek Twins

Posted 08.17.2012 | TV

Everybody has those embarrassing periods during their lives that they may prefer to forget. Old hairstyles and awkward teenage years are the worst. Wh...

Too Cool For School: 10 Lunch Boxes Kids Will Love

Posted 09.11.2012 | Taste

Sometimes lunch is about more than just the meal, especially when it comes to being a kid. The container you put your child's lunch in says a lot abou...

LOOK: 9 Backpacks Inspired By Children's Books

Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents

Parents of teens sometimes try to imitate their hipper and more stylish offspring. Today, HuffPost Parents is no exception. Last week, our friends Huf...

The Best Deals And Steals On Back-To-School Shopping

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 08.10.2012 | Money

With the new school year right around the corner, many families can expect to shell out hundreds of dollars on new school supplies, clothing and other...

Back To School!

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.14.2012 | Divorce

From Suri Cruise to Coco Arquette, it's been a long, split-filled summer for the children of divorcing celebs. And now it's time for them to prepare f...

Learning Doesn't Take a Summer Break

Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA

Summer vacation arrives each year and with it comes debate over how much impact three months without school has upon a child's education and learning.

Opinion: Engineers Aren't Smarter Than English Majors

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Meredith Wade There are a million different types of intelligence, most of which are pretty difficult to quantify. Shocking, I know. But it’s ...

Single-Sex Public Schools Increases Sexism -- Not Learning

Hayley Krischer | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education
Hayley Krischer

The concept is based on the different learning styles of boys and girls as well as cuts down on "distractions such as flirting."

Principal Forced To Dress Up As Lady Gaga Milk Cow

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education

Justin Vernon, principal of the Roger Clap Innovation School in Boston, Mass., recently had to dress up as Lady Gaga and milk a cow after losing a bet...