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  • School and Learning
    Transition to High School
    Is Your Teen Ready for High School?
    Do you know whether your teen is socially prepared for her high-school years? Take this quiz and find out. ...
  • School and Learning
    Transition to Middle School
    Is Your Child Ready for Middle School?
    Do you know whether your child is socially prepared for this school year? Take our quiz and find out. ...
  • School and Learning
    Reading Assessments
    Middle School Reading Levels
    Learn what level a typical middle-school child should be reading at. ...
  • School and Learning
    End of School Year
    Are You Ready for the End of the School Year?
    As you and your kids count down to summer vacation, how prepared are you for the year to end? Find out! ...
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    Teacher Appreciation Week
    Top 10 End-of-the-Year Gifts for Teachers
    At the end of the school year, it's nice to thank your child's teachers for a job well done! Here are 10 unique teacher gifts that are sure to delight your favorite educator. Most cost under $50. Include a nice note on one of these printable tea...
    Erin Dower
  • School and Learning
    Transition to Middle School
    Middle School: New Challenges, New Solutions
    Middle School: New Challenges, New SolutionsWhen Chris started middle school, I attended an orientation for incoming parents where I was handed a flyer called, "Easing Your Child's Transition to Middle School." I hand it out now myself in my pare...
  • Family Life
    Handling Life Changes
    Stressed About a New School
    Moving to a new school and being the new kid almost always cause anxiety. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • School and Learning
    Transition to High School
    High School
    High SchoolWhether your kids are nervous freshmen or cool seniors, get the scoop on high school with our articles, tips, expert advice, and more.Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior -- we've got all the classes covered.From the hottest fashion tre...
  • School and Learning
    Underachieving
    Middle-Schooler's Grades Slipping
    Slipping grades might indicate a bigger problem than learning to adjust to middle school. ...
  • Kids
    Encouragement
    Playing Catch-Up
    Switching school mid-year can cause academic difficulty. ...
  • 12 Back-to-School Books for Kids of All Ages
    Back-To-School Anxiety
    12 Back-to-School Books for Kids of All Ages
    Starting the school year is a universally exciting and nerve-wracking time for kids (and their parents!). Whether your child is off to preschool, kindergarten, middle school, or any grade in between, find some classic and new back-to-school stori...
    Erin Dower
  • School and Learning
    Transition to Middle School
    11-year-old Musician Suddenly Ignoring Academics
    It is not unusual for any student's grades to slip initially upon entry into junior high. ...
  • School and Learning
    Transition to Middle School
    Seventh-Grader's Grades Drop Suddenly
    The first year in middle school can be a traumatic transition for adolescents, especially if they did exceptionally well at the elementary level. ...
  • School and Learning
    Behavior Issues
    Balancing Rewards and Discipline with Your Middle-Schooler
    Is your middle-schooler having trouble in school? Find out which works better: rewards or discipline. ...
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    Teacher Appreciation Week
    Top 10 End-of-the-Year Gifts for Teachers
    At the end of the school year, it's nice to thank your child's teachers for a job well done! Here are 10 unique teacher gifts that are sure to delight your favorite educator. Most cost under $50. Include a nice note on one of these printable tea...
    Erin Dower
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • School and Learning
    Transition to Elementary School
    All Play and No Work
    Some students have trouble adjusting to the stricter environment of the first grade. ...