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by: Alvin Poussaint, M.D. and Susan Linn, Ed.D.

Helping Younger Children Celebrate Valentine's Day

Helping Younger Children Celebrate Valentine's Day

Affairs of the Heart
Valentine's Day is a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for people we love. But many of us also approach this holiday as though we are facing the fate of St. Valentine, the Christian martyr who was beheaded on February 14, giving the holiday its name.

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Updated: April 2, 2020

Celebrating Your Child's Birthday While Social Distancing

make your child's birthday fun during social distancing

Much of the world has been thrown into lockdowns, told to shelter in place, and instructed to practice social distancing. Even though all of this is out of our control and was totally unpredicted, this is still a disappointing time for a child with a birthday. Of course parties can always be postponed or rescheduled, but if your little one’s birthday falls during this time it is still important to acknowledge and celebrate it.

by: Katy Abel

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From Spiderman to Mom: How Kids Choose Heroes

What is heroism?

From Spiderman to Mom: How Kids Choose Heroes

"My Hero"

Seven-year-old Ben S. has three heroes in life: Superman ("because he's really strong and he can punch your head off"), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ("because he's really great at football"), and his mom ("because she works really hard at my school").

Eleven-year-old Jacqueline L. cites her parents as her heroes, and rejects the idea that a hero must be famous or especially brave.

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Tackling Tough Reading Assignments

Tackling Tough Reading Assignments

Tuning In

Should you pay for good grades? In general, you want your teen to learn that good work is its own reward. That said, you might find other ways to reward improvement (not just achievement). Promise nothing in advance, but if your teen makes significant gains in a certain area (say, pulls his Biology grade from a C- to a B), consider staging some type of celebration that your teen would enjoy.

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Updated: May 19, 2020

A Teacher Shares the 5 Steps That Homeschooling Parents Need to Take to Make Distance Learning Work

5 tips for homeschooling parents from a teacher who did it herself

I never planned to homeschool, and I know I am not alone. Like many parents across the country, taking on the responsibility of teaching my kids wasn’t optional. I was a middle and high school English teacher for eight years, and I have a MA in English Education. When COVID-19 shut down our schools, I thought: I’ve got this.

Boy, was I wrong.

Updated: March 2, 2021

The Best Baby Shower Gifts for Moms-to-Be

15 of the best baby shower gifts for moms-to-be

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Grade Your Child's School Music Program

Grade Your Child's School Music Program

Brought to you by MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

You want your child to be exposed to the best music program possible, but how can you tell if her school is making the grade? These simple checklists take the guesswork out of evaluating a school music program.

School-District Checklist

1. Does every student in the school have access to music if they want it?

2. Is there a written curriculum based on local, state, or national standards?

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Art for Homeschoolers

Learn from the Masters, and from Books

Art for Homeschoolers

I remember being totally involved in an art project as a child in school. Suddenly, the bell would ring, signaling the end of class -- what a disappointment! Not only did I have to abruptly shut down my creative energies, but my artwork would be put aside until we had art class again the following week.
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Updated: April 22, 2022

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Upcoming School Year

How to talk to your kids about going back to school in Fall 2020

This summer parents have been waiting anxiously for their school districts to release reopening plans. Afterall, until we know what school will look like, we can’t help our children get ready! It’s hard to plan when you don’t know what you are planning for. Some schools opened their doors last week, and over the next few weeks more schools will begin (whether online, in person, or a combination of both).

More: At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Parents' Custom Report Card Kit

Parents' Custom Report Card Kit

How Will You React?
Whether it's As, Ds, or grades in between -- what's the best way to react to your child's report card? Read on to find your situation and a custom list of tips, along with ideas to help your child improve.

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