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  • 5 ways to get kids to appreciate environmental awareness
    Raising Green Kids
    5 Ways to Get Kids to Care About the Environment
    For many years we’ve been on the losing end of climate change. An unexpected byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, our planet has seen some improvements it hasn’t seen in dec...
    Ford Seeman
  • 4 tips for dealing with tantrums during coronavirus lockdown
    4 Tips for Dealing with Tantrums During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    We are living through undeniably difficult times as the reality of coronavirus touches nearly every aspect of our lives. All of us are affected by financial insecurity, the challenges of quarantine, and the uncertainty of what the future holds. ...
    Kristine Petterson
  • Top Rainy Day Activities
    Activities and Crafts
    Top 10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids
    If you're like me, with two toddlers at home, a rainy day is enough to send you into a tailspin. No playground. No park. No bike rides. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ALL DAY?! Before you go totally off the deep end, take a breath. We at FamilyEducation ...
    Laurie Mega
  • The 5 losses that make COVID-19 grief difficult for kids
    Grief and Loss
    Helping Children Understand The Five Losses That Make the COVID-19 Pandemic So Devastating
    Our world changed drastically, seemingly overnight. As the coronavirus emptied our streets, closed our businesses, threatened our lives, and isolated us in our homes, we have experienced profound losses. In response, our grief is deep, complicate...
    Alexandra Kennedy, MA, MFT
  • 4 mindful alternatives to meditation for the whole family
    Dealing With Stress
    4 Mindful Alternatives to Meditation for the Whole Family
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Margot Schulman
  • Helping kids deal with anxiety related to coronavirus
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    Helping Kids Deal With Anxiety Related to the Coronavirus
    Adults aren’t the only ones facing anxiety and mental health issues thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Kids are facing more challenges than ever before as they learn to cope with distance learning, scary news, and a nearly constant feeling of ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Indoor Activities
    5 Quick Indoor Games for Kids
    Are you stuck inside today? Whether the weather is rainy, too hot, or too cold, we have you covered! One tip to combat cabin fever is to make sure the activities you choose have some way to get out the wiggles. Depending on the age and activity l...
  • Trying to conceive during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Coronavirus Resource Center
    Trying to Conceive During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) released a statement on March 17, 2020 recommending that fertility treatments be suspended to protect clients and staff from coronavirus exposure and transmission. The statement also highlight...
    HeHe Stewart
  • 5 tips for homeschooling parents from a teacher who did it herself
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    A Teacher Shares the 5 Steps That Homeschooling Parents Need to Take to Make Distance Learning Work
    I never planned to homeschool, and I know I am not alone. Like many parents across the country, taking on the responsibility of teaching my kids wasn’t optional. I was a middle and high school English teacher for eight years, and I have a MA in...
    Julie Mason
  • Make the most of Memorial Day at home
    Memorial Day
    How to Make the Most of Memorial Day Weekend at Home
    Last year 43 million Americans hit the road for a long weekend vacation over Memorial Day, but this year with stay-at-home orders still in force in many places and lingering COVID-19 concerns, AAA isn’t even issuing a travel forecast for the fi...
    Tony Matassa
  • 5 Easy STEM Activities
    Eureka! 5 Easy Ways to Grow Kids' STEM Skills at Home
    Science, technology, engineering, and math (the "STEM" subjects) are important areas of learning for any student. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 8.6 million STEM-related jobs in the United States, and that figure is climb...
    Ashley McCann
  • tips for SAT prep while in COVID-19 quarantine
    Coronavirus Resource Center
    Tips for Navigating the SAT Exam During COVID-19
    There isn’t any area of life that is unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic including college admissions. Instead of touring prospective universities and studying for the SAT exam, high school juniors are adapting to a virtual school environment a...
    Sara Roberts
  • How to make homeschooling less stressful
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    How to Make Homeschooling Less Stressful
    Homeschooling can be stressful for the entire family, but it doesn’t have to be. Now that schools in many states have shut down, parents all over the nation have become their children’s teachers and many have never done anything like this bef...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 4 tips for quarantining with an only child
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    4 Tips for Parenting an Only Child During Quarantine
    My daughter is bubbly and extroverted...and she has no siblings. As an only child who thrives on social interactions with her peers, it has been difficult to meet her social needs while sheltering in place. FaceTime and Zoom calls and online clas...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Summer Reading for Kids, Girl reading book with mother on a bed
    Summer Learning
    10 Everyday Ways to Keep Your Child Reading While Having Fun
    Reading is one of the most important skills you should try to boost outside of school. Foster your child's bookworm habits with these simple activities and tips that make reading so fun, he'll fill up his book chart in no time. ...
    Erin Dower
  • mom homeschooling her child
    Coronavirus Resource Center
    8 Reasons Why I Plan to Homeschool Even After the Pandemic
    I have been homeschooling my daughter since her school closed mid-March, and I have decided that I will continue teaching her myself, even when schools eventually open again. She thrives in our current set up, and I know that continuing it is the...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • What to do if your kids don
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    What To Do If Your Kids Won't Respect You As a Homeschool Teacher
    Balancing parenting and working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic is difficult enough, but throwing homeschooling into the mix can bring a whole new set of potential complications. Specifically, if your kids are refusing to take you serious...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • 5 ingenious ways to stop all day snacking during quarantine
    Coronavirus Resource Center
    5 Ingenious Tricks to Stop Your Family From Snacking All Day Long
    With everybody stuck at home during quarantine, many of us are facing kids eating us out of our house and home! We wonder how they could possibly still be hungry when day after day they are constantly running to the kitchen, scavenging the cupboa...
    Jennifer Caffelle