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  • How to end homework battles - thinking frustrated child
    School and Learning
    How to End Homework Battles
    Do you find yourself in a nightly battle with your child over homework? Are you tired of seemingly endless numbers of multiplication problems and geography questions plaguing you every night? Don't let it get the best of you. Here are some tips t...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Should schools eliminate homework
    School and Learning
    Should Schools Eliminate Homework?
    Recently, some schools districts in New York, Vermont, Florida, and Pennsylvania decided to ban homework. They claim that a student's time can be better spent reading, engaged in a sport/activity, or bonding with family members. Is it possible fo...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Mobile Apps
    21 Free Educational Apps for Kids
    Educational apps are a great and fun way to keep your kids learning outside of the classroom, but the cost of all those apps can add up fast. Luckily, there are plenty of free apps for kids that are both educational and fun but won't break the ba...
    Colleen Hughes
  • What do kids really like about school?
    Back to School
    What do Kids REALLY Like About School?
    FamilyEducation asked a bunch of kids what they really like about school. Check out this hilarious video for some honest answers. ...
  • how to get involved in the PTA
    PTA and PTO
    How to Get Involved in the PTA
    If you've never been to a PTA meeting, it can be a little intimidating. A bunch of teachers and parents who all seem to know each other already, all working together to do… what exactly? Don't panic! The PTA is essential to your child's school'...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Avoiding school plagues
    Keeping Kids Healthy
    Keeping Kids Healthy: Avoiding School Plagues
    School is in session, and so are viruses. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children in schools and day care centers can catch as many as 12 colds per year, on average. However, colds aren't the only viruses that run rampa...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Teen girl standing at locker with cell phone
    Kids and Cell Phones
    Cell Phones at School: Should They Be Allowed?
    Should cell phones be allowed in school? A 2010 Pew Research Center study found that 65 percent of cell-owning teens bring their phones to school despite any bans that may be in place. Most schools now allow students to have cell phones but requi...
    Maya Cohen
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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  • parents pick the coolest back to school supplies & fashions with advice at familyeducation
    Supplies and Shopping
    Parents Pick the Coolest Back to School Supplies & Fashions With Advice at FamilyEducation
    Instead of wasting hours and hours wandering around the mall looking for school supplies, visit FamilyEducation to find out the coolest back to school clothing trends or the latest gadgets to help your kids in class. Although you could easily spe...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • 10 of The Coolest New School Supplies
    Back to School
    10 of The Coolest New School Supplies
    Your kids can head back-to-school in style with these new awesome school supplies and accessories. Homework and lunchtime have never been so fun! Mini Panda Stapler Mini Panda Stapler Use this neat-o, decorative panda stapler to keep your s...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Homework online tools
    Helping With Homework
    Homework Help: The Basics Online Tutoring For Your Child
    Let's face it, sometimes kids needs a little extra homework help now and then. Whether it's learning how to successfully write a five-paragraph essay or properly understand algebra 2 concepts, sometimes students could use additional instruction o...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Kids
    Cognitive and Psychological Development
    Five-Year-Old Writes Backwards
    If a child writes backwards, is there cause for alarm? ...
  • how to safely view the solar eclipse
    School and Learning
    Total Solar Eclipse 2017: What to Know and How to View it Safely
    You've probably heard that a total solar eclipse is happening on August 21, 2017. But what exactly is a total eclipse, and what makes this one so special? Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming eclipse — what it is, how to view, ...
  • Best Backpacks for Kids
    Backpacks
    10 Best Backpacks for Kids
    Most school supplies are disposable. Notebooks, pens, and pencils will have served their purpose before the first term is up. A backpack, on the other hand, is an investment. Your purchase should be based not on trends, but on quality. A good bac...
  • Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    College Alternatives
    Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    Attending college after high school isn't for everyone. Some teens choose to take a year or two off before continuing their education, while others jump right into the workforce. If your teen is looking to explore his options, check out these alt...
  • School and Learning
    Benefits of Homeschooling
    Why Do People Homeschool?
    Why Do People Homeschool? Great Things About Homeschooling There are many advantages to homeschooling children. These benefits include the following: Excellent education. The overriding goal of homeschooling is to educate children. In this, homes...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • 10 ways to improve reading skills
    Reading Activities
    The Top 10 Ways to Improve Reading Skills
    Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader. Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and attention that will lead them to success in reading. Here is a list of ways to help your children...