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  • kids at school wearing backpacks
    School and Learning
    The 8 Backpack Essentials Every Kid Needs This School Year
    There is a buzz in the air as the anticipation of a new school year draws closer. A clean slate and the promise of new beginnings mingling with the excitement of gathering with friends and sharing stories of the summer. A great way to foster this...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • teacher in classroom with kids
    School and Learning
    What Teachers Want Parents to Know About the First Week of School
    Back to school time is quickly approaching. You’re probably stocking up on backpacks, pencils, and other school supplies for your children. In just a few short weeks, you will be turning them over to a teacher who will spend more hours each wee...
    Tara Dusko
  • 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
  • mom asking daughter questions about school
    School and Learning
    5 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their Kids The First Week of School
    The time has come to bid farewell to summer and get back into the swing of things with a brand new school year. A mix of emotions surrounding the start of the new year are sure to surface, and as a parent, checking in with your child is imperativ...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • child anxious about school
    School and Learning
    5 Positive Phrases To Say To Your Anxious Child About School
    Do you have a little one who is anxious about going back to school? First day jitters are common and completely normal. Every parent wants to smooth things over and comfort their children, but choose your words wisely.  More: 8 Calming Phrases ...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • dad dropping kids off at school
    School and Learning
    3 Tips for a Stress-Free School Morning Routine
    Back-to-school season is upon us. If anyone else is wondering where summer went, I totally get it. Seems like just yesterday we were making our summer bucket list and checking it twice, now we are crossing off items on our back-to-school list. Si...
    Brittany McCabe
  • 21 Free Educational Apps for Kids
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    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
  • Back to school traditions to start now
    School and Learning
    10 Back to School Traditions to Start With Your Family Now
    Going back to school doesn’t have to be a drag! Make it fun by incorporating fun memory-making ideas and traditions that you’ll want to carry on for years to come when the first day of school rolls around.  Aside from just snapping a photo o...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • First day of school photos
    Kids
    10 First Day of School Photos That are Parenting Goals
    The first day of school is a momentous occasion for any family. While many parents are happy if they can just get a decent picture, other parents want to commemorate this day each year more creatively.  Instagram is notoriously famous for having...
    Miranda Altice
  • bully sitting alone at school
    Kids
    Study Says Bullies May Lack a Sense of School-Belonging
    In a climate of increasing violence and school shootings, it seems there has never been a more important time to understand the roots of bullying. As parents, we worry about bullying on several levels. We want to keep our kids from being bullied,...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz
    Find out all your phobias with this fun quiz! ...
    David Johnson
  • School and Learning
    How to Handle Parent-Teacher Conferences After a Divorce
    Your first parent-teacher conference after a divorce or separation can be uncomfortable and stressful, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Not only are you worried about the issues the teacher might address, but seeing your ex can be...
  • child being disciplined at school
    School and Learning
    What to Do When Your Kid Gets in Trouble at School
    Even the most well-behaved kids sometimes get in trouble at school. Whether your kid is five or 15, what do you do when you learn that your child did something wrong in school? How do you, as a parent, handle the situation and discuss it with a d...
    Rachel Sokol
  • fancy nancy author jane o
    School and Learning
    3 Reasons Why Fancy Nancy Creator Jane O'Connor is Promoting Literacy
    This year, beloved children’s author Jane O’Connor, creator of the popular Fancy Nancy literary series, bid Nancy--her pink, boa-loving little girl character with a beautiful imagination--“adieu”. After writing more than 50 picture and ch...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Little Tikes Tunnel and Dome Climber
    Best Toys
    Top 10 New Outdoor Toys for Summer
    It's time to stock up on summer toys for your kids! Check out these fun new summer toys and games that are sure to be a hit for yard and beach playtime.  Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to makin...
    Erin Dower
  • teaching kids about elections
    School and Learning
    What I Hope My Kids Learned About Voting During This Election
    As a mom of a six-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son, I am always on the lookout for ways our children can experience our family values of civic duty and compassion for all in action. This midterm election was a prime opportunity to do so, ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • How to Create a Learning Space
    School and Learning
    How to Create a Learning Space for your Child
    Now that your kids are back in school, you may be wondering how to encourage creativity and learning not only in the classroom, but also at home. An at-home learning space is an incredible way to let your child play and explore the world around t...
    Julia Ries
  • Magical Attic Road Trip Printable: San Francisco
    U.S. Geography Printables
    Magical Attic Road Trip Printable: San Francisco
    Take Early Learners on a Trip to "The City by the Bay" San Francisco, here we come! Games, activities, puzzles, facts, coloring sections, and more - all on one page! - all on one page! This is great activity that will entertain while educating...