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This Little Girl Will Totally Inspire Your Fall Wardrobe

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 08.31.2015 | Style

If we're being honest, we've been planning our fall wardrobe for weeks now. And the time has finally come when we can break out our light jackets and...

10 Ways for Kids to Find Their Own Score Card to Maximize Learning at School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.29.2015 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Schools have rules, grades, tests, competitions, and hopefully, learning. If kids want to enjoy school, be inspired, maintain their desires for discovery, and have fun, they need to find their own pace at learning and not be pressured into doing more or less.

It's National Breastfeeding Month, And For The First Time, I'm Not Sad Or Angry

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

When I nearly died from complications after delivering our twins, I grieved one thing possibly more than any other: the loss of my ability to breastfe...

Spreading Their Wings -- Back to School

Lakshmi Iyer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Lakshmi Iyer

The lump in my throat has less to do with the impending start of first grade than the succession of years that flash before my eyes before they will eventually spread their wings to fly away from home.

10 Signs That You're Ready for the Kids to Go Back to School

Lynn Perkins | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

It's tough to give up the more leisurely pace of summer break and a bit sad to see the time go by so quickly, but there's no denying the excitement and promise that a return to school can bring. Here are ten subliminal signs that you're ready for the first school bell to ring -- whether or not you're ready to admit it.

5 Ways to Help Kids Get Through School Jitters

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Hepburn

Yesterday, I dropped off my 7-year-old at school. I held her hand as we wound around the school looking for her classroom and trying to make it before the bell signaled our tardiness. I tried to pass the one-year-old off to my husband so I could just focus on my daughter.

My top 20 worries today. Just today.

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

I worry about everything. I don't want to, but I do. My mom's the same way and her mom was the same way. I don't know about my mom's mom's mom, but I can't worry about that. I've too much else to worry about.

Kids Try Dark Chocolate For First Time, Their Reactions Have Us ROFL

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News

Kids really can't help but express how they're feeling, and when it comes to trying new foods, we're so thankful for that.  These child...

Sleeping With Wolves and Camping in a Boreal Forest: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada)

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

We were not only going to a private wolf sanctuary, Aventuraid, but also to an animal wilderness park - Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien. The zoo was in a stunning boreal forest, and we looked forward to experiencing a camping, canoeing and hiking adventure.

Four-Year College Isn't the Only Road

Amy Fortney Parks | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Amy Fortney Parks

He is taking a different route -- I am so grateful that he is still on the road, honestly. He is going to community college this fall. Maybe he'll transfer one day -- maybe he'll go to work -- or move to India.

Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."

The Mom Who Cried Wolf

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

Isn't there something triumphant about staying strong in the face of crocodile tears? Tantrums can be the worst but it always amazes me once it's over how quickly kids move on as if nothing ever happened.

Helping Your Child Improve Reading Skills

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Even on a "Busy Day" for "Busy People," reading is a wonderful way to expand children's worlds and to bond children and caregivers, and one that can start at birth. It also is a crucial way to help children gain the language and literacy skills needed for a good start in school.

First as Tragedy, Then as Frat

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 08.25.2015 | College
Zachariah Ezer

Ultimately, there's no one to blame the protracted demise of the "Greek" system on but the "Greeks" themselves. My own school, Wesleyan University, has changed its mind from forcing fraternities to co-educate to just kicking them off campus.

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

5 Things I Swore I'd Never Do When I Had Kids

Mommy Nearest | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I thought I had it all figured out. I was almost smug in my insistence that when I became a parent there were so many things that I would never do. I wasn't going to let my child run my life. It would be the other way around, of course. How wrong I was!

10 Ways Having Kids Changes Your Relationship For The Better

Glamour | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weddings
Glamour

We've heard plenty about how having a baby can add stress to a relationship, but not so much about the rewarding ways in which things can change. I spoke to 10 women about how having a baby impacted their relationships...for the better.

Why "Back to School" Is Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

John McCormick | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

I already long for those July mornings when all I had to worry about was getting myself fed and dressed. Or sip my coffee and read the paper in a quiet kitchen while the boys sacked in 'til noon.

The Hard Part of Fostering Independance

Natalie Romero | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Natalie Romero

No one wants to see their child struggle. Yet seeing them fall and pick themselves back up again is better than not seeing them struggle at all.

Childhood Nutrition: 4 Strategies for Helping Your Kids Eat Better

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

As a father of three, the idea of children enduring any of this stuff is simply heartbreaking. But there is good news: As parents, we can prevent a lot of these problems simply by feeding our children whole, healthy foods.

5 Ways to Stay Connected With Your Kids Once School Begins

Bavani Purushothaman | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Bavani Purushothaman

Growing up in a world with an ever-increasing number of influences, fast-paced changes and technological bombardment, even without our choosing sometimes, there is a critical need for us, as parents, to stay connected with our kids.

Back to School Savings

MoneyTips | Posted 08.21.2015 | Education
MoneyTips

Whether you are sending your kids off to kindergarten or to college, back-to-school time means a serious dent in your wallet. With some planning, however, you can limit the size of that dent.

Do As You Say

Jon Carras | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Jon Carras

The alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. and we sprung out of bed. My wife, Lauren, and I knew it was going to be a crazy day. Of course, every day is crazy when you have two toddlers but this was shaping up to be a whole other level.

Back-to-School Fashion Kids Dig

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 08.20.2015 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

Calling all kindergarteners, grade schoolers and teens! While you're squeezing the life out of summer, we parents are hunting for back-to-school looks we hope will express your style.

Another First Day

Adina Ciment | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Adina Ciment

I wonder if I'll ever get used to it. I mean, it's just another first day. Like every year. But even with some of my kids leaving high school, I still find myself praying as they walk out the front door, "This is my life. You have my world. Please take care of her."