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Surviving The Summer School Break

Kelly Pietrangeli | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents
Kelly Pietrangeli

Long summer breaks can be a bag of mixed emotions. On the one hand there's sweet freedom from early morning starts, rushing and routines. Eating breakfast in your PJ's. Lunch and dinner whenever anyone's hungry. Letting the kids live in the same swim suit for days on end. Hey - it saves on laundry.

Why I Pulled My Kid Out Of School To Visit Namibia

Irene Lane | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Irene Lane

When our son was born, my husband and I decided to make a concerted effort to expose him to as many different languages, cultures, religions, foods, historical sites and natural wonders as possible early in life as we believed that it would be beneficial for his development.

Help Your Kids Get Their Summer Jobs

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

I'm sure they're happily looking forward to sleeping-in, unstructured days, mindless hours of video games and eating you out of house and home. Wait! Don't panic. There's still time for them to line up a summer job.

5 Ways To Start Planning Your Kids' Summer Vacation Now

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Your summer will be less stressful if you take the time to work out the details of the summer months well ahead of time. By collaborating effectively with your ex, both of you and your children can have a positive summertime experience.

How to Negotiate For Your Next Family Vacation Rental

Tom Gilmore | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Tom Gilmore

As a father of two boys, we often travel during their school vacations, and I wanted to share my insight as someone who has worked in the travel industry for more than 10 years on the best ways to negotiate the price of your next vacation home.

What to Do With Kids Over Spring Break: Absolutely Nothing

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.25.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Kids who have no desire to entertain themselves -- or even any idea how -- are increasingly common. Parents are confused, because isn't that why they bought all those racing cars, coloring books, puzzles, and Legos stashed in the playroom?

Memorable Family Vacations

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
Jodi R. R. Smith

From theme parks where dreams come to life to amusement parks that take your breath away, spending quality family time together has the potential for being quite taxing. Here are some polite suggestions for making your vacation memorable... in a positive way.