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Why I Stopped Helping My Son With His Homework

Today's Mama | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

We are sitting in traffic, rearranging our schedules and dodging our bosses in order to make it to everything we possibly can, and it turns out that may not be the best thing for our kids after all.

The 9 Kids You Meet on a Field Trip

Claire Wapole | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Claire Wapole

While most students assigned to parent chaperones happily go along with the field trip flow, the following list of archetypical personalities keep chaperones on their toes.

The First Grade Field Trip: A Running Diary

Scott Shamberg | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Scott Shamberg

9:30 a.m.: The first "how much longer?" is heard from three rows back. This is followed shortly by a "Gabe has a girlfriend," shout-out. The boy takes it in stride.

Putting School Year Activities Into Perspective

Asha Dornfest | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Asha Dornfest

There are serious logistics involved when your children are in school. What with the lunches and the clothes and the papers and the pickups and the drop-offs and the homework and the social and extracurricular activities and the vacation schedules (not to mention the volunteering)...

When Field Trips Go Wrong

Bethany Meyer | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

My son is in kindergarten. With 29 other boys. I volunteered to chaperone their field trip to an apple orchard last week.

Snarclight: A Portrait of a Hollywood Usher

Ali MacLean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

We appreciate you choosing Arclight. And may I add that I personally appreciate you choosing to see this fine piece of cinematic history. I trained at RADA and now I wear a polyester vest. Keep it up, folks.

Prom Advice for Parents

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Listen up, parents. Prom night is not the time to look the other way or be vague in talking to your children. The focus should be on health and safety. This is the time to ask questions, to be observant, and to take precautions.