popular topics in your child's school

  • School and Learning
    Charter Schools
    Is a Charter School Right for Your Child?
    Is a Charter School Right for Your Child? As of 2010, more than 5,000 charter schools have popped up in communities across the U.S. They are becoming a popular option for parents seeking an alternative to traditional public schools without the pr...
    Erin Dower
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    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Essential Rules of Parenting: Dealing with Your Child's School
    From when they're 4 or 5, right through until they're 16 or 18, there are certain basic Rules that will get you, and them, through their school career more happily. (Excerpted from "The Rules of Parenting" by Richard Templar) ...
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    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
  • School and Learning
    Hobbies and Interests
    Girl Scouts Quiz
    How much do you know about the Girl Scouts? Test your knowledge with this quiz! ...
    Holly Hartman
  • School and Learning
    Hobbies and Interests
    Girl Scout Cookie Quiz
    How much do you know about these sweet treats? Take this quiz and find out. ...
    Holly Hartman
  • School and Learning
    Hobbies and Interests
    Boy Scouts Quiz
    Test your boy scout knowledge with this quiz. ...
    Holly Hartman
  • School and Learning
    Year-Round Schooling
    Year-Round School
    The pros and cons of year-round school are dealt with in this article. ...
  • 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
  • After-School Activities
    The Importance of After-School Programs
    The Importance of After-School Programs Do you know what your child is doing when the school bell rings at the end of the day? More than 14 million students leave school every afternoon and have nowhere to go, since they do not have access to aff...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • School and Learning
    Hobbies and Interests
    What Will Your Child Be When He Grows Up?
    Fashion designer or investment banker? Novelist or defense attorney? It can be fun to think about what your child will be when she grows up. Take this quiz to see if she's already showing signs of her future successes! ...
  • Family Life
    Parent/Child Relationships
    How Involved Are You with Your Kids?
    Do you know your child's interests? Are you a hands-on parent? Take this quiz to determine how involved you are with your kids. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Parenting Tools Printables
    After-School Routine Checklist
    After School Routine Checklist ...
  • Word Searches Printables
    See You Later
    Look through this word search to find the word for "good-bye" in different languages of the world. ...
  • School and Learning
    Hobbies and Interests
    Activities That Foster Your Child's Willingness to Learn
    Activities That Foster Your Child's Willingness to Learn You as the parent engage in many of the activities that foster willingness to learn. Continue to encourage and support your child with her schoolwork. Point out and enjoy life experience...
  • School and Learning
    Hobbies and Interests
    Support Your Child's Interests
    Support Your Child's Interests Essential Notice your child's interest by paying attention to what makes her smile and laugh. What does she like to do with her peers? Are there activities she could try with a friend? Sign up for mailing lists tha...
  • School Forms Printables
    Field Trip Permission Form
    Record all the pertinent information in this printable school form, to give your child permission to participate in a school field trip. ...
  • 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
    Overscheduled Kids
    Tween Burnout
    Tween Burnout Scouting, dance lessons, karate classes, chess clubs, soccer teams, swim meets—the list of extracurricular activities tweens may be involved in is endless. Too many structured activities can deprive tweens of the time they need t...