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  • Back to School Anxiety
    School and Learning
    How to Help Your Child Cope With Back to School Anxiety
    Mental health has come to the forefront of our culture, and that’s a good thing. More and more people, celebrities, athletes, and politicians are speaking out about their personal struggles with mental health, thus shining a light on anxiety di...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
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    Entertainment and Activities
    7 Summer Camp Alternatives for Kids of All Ages
    Whatever your reason may be—low on funding, coronavirus concerns, lack of programming in your area—you have decided you will not be sending your kids to summer camp this year. Therefore, you need some fun summer camp alternatives to keep your...
    L. Elizabeth Forry
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz
    Find out all your phobias with this fun quiz! ...
    David Johnson
  • Best Free Kids
    Entertainment and Activities
    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...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Virtual Graduation_Featured
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    How to Celebrate a Virtual Graduation This Year
    After more than a year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are entering the time of year for school graduations, and they continue to be less than normal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is starting to relax its guide...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Does Your Child Need a Tutor_Featured
    Kids
    3 Warning Signs That Your Child May Need a Tutor
    Understanding your child’s education and learning style has never been more important than in the year 2020. With so many adjustments from remote learning to in-person adaptations and changes, there are likely a lot of students getting lost in ...
    Alexia Mezzini
  • 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
  • Asurion_featured
    School and Learning
    6 Tips for Parents to Improve and Troubleshoot Remote Learning
    If you’re managing school-age kids in the house while also juggling working from home, then you’ve likely experienced some tech-related meltdowns. Maybe the Wi-Fi went out and everyone’s meetings froze. Or your child’s outdated laptop is ...
    Marvin Maldonado
  • Trust your mom gut with pandemic school decisions
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    Trust Your Mom Gut to Make the Best Schooling Decision for Your Family
    Education is a hot topic these days as we face a new school year during a global pandemic. As moms, we have carried our families through all of the regular parental responsibilities in addition to the added emotional labor that has come with the ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • The 8 best laptops for kids in 2020
    Kids
    The Best Laptops for Kids for School
    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 featured i...
    Kristina Cappetta
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    Graduation Gifts
    Top 10 Graduation Gifts
    Senioritis is in full effect and graduation is right around the corner. Send your grad down this road of change prepared and in style. Whether the grad in your life is heading to college or off to the "real world," we have the best high school gr...
  • 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
  • How involved should parents be in a kid
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    A Study on School Subjects and Parental Involvement
    We all want our children to perform well in school, but with COVID-19 closing schools across the country, many parents have become the teachers. Still, in a typical scenario, what role should parents play in their children’s education? Which su...
    Kayla Brennan
  • Resources for learning at home during COVID-19 school closures
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    At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak
    Every working parent has time management challenges. Most of us have systems that we rely on to manage our family and work responsibilities (thank you Google Calendar and Wunderlist!). One of those systems is our schools. Thousands of those scho...
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    8 Printable Thank-You Cards for Teacher Appreciation Week
    Give any of these printable thank-you cards during Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week in May) or anytime during the school year when you and your child want to express your gratitude for a job well done! The cards go great with any of...
  • 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
  • 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