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To Marie, On Your First Day Of Kindergarten

Erin Janda Rawlings | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Erin Janda Rawlings

Hold tight to your tenacity when people might not see your strengths. You know what you are capable of and do not need permission to sparkle. Just do your best, yet know that your best looks different every day.

9 Things I Want To Tell My 9-Year-Old As She Starts 4th Grade

Maria Colaco | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Maria Colaco

School friends, teachers, mentors, coaches -- they all play a very vital role in how your child responds to the world. And while it is great to have a variety of influences, I just want to slip some of my knowledge and thoughts to Lily this fourth grade year.

A Mom's Prayer For The First Day of School

Julianna W. Miner | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Julianna W. Miner

Now that the big yellow bus has consumed my children, I'm sitting here alone in a quiet house, trying to distract myself with work and Facebook. It's sort of working, except for the fact that my stupid eyes keep leaking.

28 Ways To Ask Your Teens 'How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'How Was School Today?'

liZ Evans | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
liZ Evans

When you get engaged dialogue with a teen, it's never disappointing. It's guaranteed to be interesting; sometimes it can be very enlightening; and it's ALWAYS worth the work. ALWAYS.

5 Tips to Transform Teen School Indifference to Engagement

Todd Kestin | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Is your teen struggling in school? Does he seem apathetic? Have you lectured, grounded and threatened until you have no idea what else to do?

Parents OUTRAGED Over Slavery Reenactment Field Trip

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.20.2013 | Black Voices

A Connecticut school is facing backlash from parents following a controversial school trip that took place last year. James and Sandra Baker, pare...

The Best Back to School Apps for Preschoolers

Brad Spirrison | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

As many preschoolers today are younger than the iPad itself (which debuted in April 2010), educational apps to them are as commonplace as pencils, crayons and building blocks were to their parents. Here are five of our favorite apps for the preschool set.

Parents, What Grade Would Your Child's Teacher Give YOU?

CNN | John Couwels | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If an elementary school teacher graded you on your involvement in your child's education, what kind of a grade would you get? ...

Parents: Could This Be The Secret To Helping Your Child Succeed?

Laurie Miller Brotman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurie Miller Brotman, Ph.D.

The way in which parents and teachers interact with children during the early school years can make the difference between success and failure for the most vulnerable children.