• 5 phrases you can say to anxious kids about going back to school Fall 2020
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    5 Phrases to Say to Your Anxious Child About Schools Reopening
    Back-to-school has never felt so fraught with emotion and uncertainty thanks to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. As parents, we feel the swing of sanity as it rests upon surges of fear, hope, and anxiety connected with the news and the re...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 3 ways to stop summer slide during the pandemic
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    3 Ways to Stop Summer Slide During the Pandemic
    “Summer slide” isn’t just what your kids are begging you to add to the neighborhood pool. It refers to the loss of academic gains during the lazy days of summer where kids spend time outdoors, on vacations and sleeping in. While the break i...
    James Francis
  • Top Rainy Day Activities
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    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
  • Making the most of summer during COVID-19
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    How to Make the Most of the Summer During the Pandemic
    While times are challenging and the future remains uncertain, quarantine has helped all of us learn to make the most of the present moment. It’s given us the opportunity to step back and reflect on all the things that really matter, large or sm...
    A.S. Braverman
  • 5 fun and educational activities for summer
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    5 Fun and Educational Activities to Keep Kids Learning This Summer
    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...
    Cynthia Thayer
  • How to help your child thrive in online learning
    Technology and Learning
    How to Help Your Child With Online Learning
    Childhood is all about adjustments and transitions. As adults, we know that there will be many times we need to teach children how to adjust their expectations and behavior, or how to be resilient when something changes. But as 90% of children wo...
    Alexia Mezzini
  • 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...
  • how to nurture your marriage during a pandemic
    Healthy Marriage
    How to Nurture Your Marriage During the Pandemic
    Life is stressful. Whether you choose to let it feel like a punishment or meet it in a way that will create change in your life is up to you.    At the time I’m writing this, I’m quarantined in my Brooklyn apartment with my biz partner/husb...
    Michelle Keinan
  • 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
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    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
  • 5 Easy STEM Activities
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    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
  • 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
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    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
  • 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
  • Trying to conceive during the COVID-19 pandemic
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    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
  • tips for SAT prep while in COVID-19 quarantine
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    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