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I Redshirted My Son And I Don't Regret It

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents

While choosing to ‘redshirt’ is a common practice in the sports world, is the same process the key to ensuring your child’s academic and social ...

Yes, Your Kid Can Actually Live Without Peanut Butter

Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor

I cannot imagine having to live with that kind of fear every day, and I certainly cannot imagine having to deal with people who seemed so callous about the life of my child.

Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

Rice and Peterson: A Double Standard for Violence

Paul Mones | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Paul Mones

The Peterson and Rice cases demonstrate the need for a serious national dialogue on ending all forms of physical punishment of children.

A Good Evening Spoiled

Claire Wapole | Posted 09.18.2014 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

So, as another school year begins, I am anxiously hoping. Anxiously hoping that little if any homework muscles it's way into my home, commandeering time and energy away from my family.

Watch These Adults Fail At 5th-Grade Math, Feel Better About Your Own Struggles

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents

For those of you who feel like you're not exactly Einsteins when it comes to helping your kids with their math homework, you're not alone. In the a...

Back-To-School: Tips for Teachers with ADHD Students

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

For teachers, there is no easy solution for the management of ADHD in the classroom. After all is said and done, the effectiveness of any treatment for ADHD at school depends upon the knowledge and the persistence of the school and the individual teacher.

Why There Are More Female Teachers Than Males

SFGate | Posted 09.11.2014 | Books

When he was only 18, Herman Melville taught for a winter in a crowded and underfunded one-room schoolhouse in rural Massachusetts....

Kids Are In School for About 15,000 Hours - Does How They Spend That Time Make a Difference?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

The question of whether schools affect student achievement has been debated ever since the publication of James C. Coleman's landmark 1966 study, "Equ...

Important Life Lessons Children Learn Through Sports

Laura Usky | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

If you have kids in organized sports I'm sure you'll agree they have learned these lessons and many others besides making lasting friendships with teammates and invaluable memories of childhood.

There is More to Life Than Freshman Year

Susan Kaufman | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

Sometimes you have to completely throw yourself into something and not look up until all you see is clear sky. I think expectations, snap judgments, and insecurities cloud the conscience; they keep us from living and investing in the present.

Back to School, Back in the Day

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Minnesota Historical Society

Everyone is excited for back to school time. Kids are eager to see friends, get a new teacher, hopefully learn a few things. Parents are ready to get...

I Wrote Lunchbox Notes To My Daughter For A Year. Here's What I Learned.

Beau Coffron | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

Each Monday this past year I took a few extra minutes and put a special note in my daughter's lunch. She not only read every one, but she even kept a ...

6 Baking Hacks For Guilt-Free Cookies

Andrea Lynn | Posted 09.24.2014 | Taste
Andrea Lynn

Why do we make ourselves crazy trying to get kids to eat their peas, carrots and now...kale? Heck, do we even like kale? Instead of fighting a battle ...

The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Across the country it's back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children -- especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment to help every child succeed.

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

Will Your Kids Be Getting These Digital Lessons This Year?

Diana Graber | Posted 09.04.2014 | Education
Diana Graber

Cyber Civics prepares kids for their digital lives by teaching them how to protect their online privacy, manage their digital reputation, prevent and/or respond appropriately to cyberbullying, avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement and so much more

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

25 of Illinois' Top School Districts

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.03.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Kids all across Illinois are headed back to school, but some students will be enrolled in schools that are in school districts that are considered better than others.

Try Hard

Karen Cordano | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

Tomorrow is a day when T and I let go of each other a little. It is also a day of excitement and adventure. I am proud of my small man. He is trying to figure out his place in this tricky world. I am trying to figure out how to be there to catch him when he stumbles while also giving him room to grow.

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 Steps to Prepare For The Back-to-School Battle

Anjali Varma | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Anjali Varma

I've learned that half the battle in getting kids back to school is the prep you do the week leading up to it. The other half is remaining organized and prepared once the school year starts.

Top 10 Back to School Microresolutions

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.29.2014 | Education
Caroline L. Arnold

As at the New Year, the new academic year sparks personal resolutions to perform better by becoming more organized, healthy, and productive.

Being an Entrepreneur: What Your Kid Probably Won't Learn in School

David Garfinkel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
David Garfinkel

Today, entrepreneurship is hot. And everything points to it getting hotter still. Do you ever worry that maybe your kids won't be ready for the vastly different job and business world, when it's their time to start making a living?

Hey Kid! I Have Rules Too!

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Tara Kennedy-Kline

Fighting with a 13-year-old over why he can't take his Kindle to school is like arguing with my cat about why he shouldn't throw up on my rug... it's senseless.