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15-Minute Reading Activities

15-Minute Reading Activities

Make 15 minutes go a long way. Try these quick reading activities with your younger kids.

1. License to read. On car trips, make it a game to point out and read license plates, billboards, and interesting road signs.

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by: Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.

Homework Headache

Homework Headache

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My 12-year-old son doesn't hand in his homework. He doesn't do all of it and when I try to help him he gets angry and throws a fit. He also tunes his teachers and parents out when we try to talk to him about this problem. What is going on?

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Savings Quick Tips: Reduce Back to School Spending

Savings Quick Tips: Reduce Back to School Spending

Everybody knows holiday spending and the annual vacation will be big-ticket expenses throughout the year. But back-to-school shopping seems to sneak up on many families. And, in fact, some families might spend more money on getting kids ready to go back to school -- especially if college students are involved -- than any other spending event of the year.

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Obstacles to a Great Sex Life

Obstacles to a Great Sex Life

The responsibilities you face as a married couple can be overwhelming and exhausting. You might be working long hours, be concerned about your child who is sick, or be worried about meeting your budget this month. Making the transition to having fun is difficult when you have a lot on your mind. You need to allow yourself to put aside your day-to-day worries and focus on each other.

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Avoiding Beastly Bedtimes

dad and daughter brushing their teeth before bed

Avoiding Beastly Bedtimes

We all want serenity at the end of the day, a slow wind-down, a gentle cuddle, and drifting off into sweet dreams.

Well, dream on. For many families, bedtime is the major battle. Since bedtime comes in the evening when everybody is exhausted, tempers fray easily. As the parent, you may be so tired and wanting to spend a quiet half hour with your partner that your tolerance is out the window. At the same time, your kids begin their wildness. The more fatigued they get, the more resistant to bedtime—and you.

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Updated: May 28, 2021

The Weirdest Baby Names That Have Trended Throughout History

Weird Names for Babies

Baby-names like Peter and Sarah have been around in one form or another for centuries. Some name trends fade in and out of style, but the staples are always there. You'd never bat an eyelash or do a double-take if you met a Joe or an Elizabeth, but what about a Nixie? This adorable moniker is a German-inspired name that means water nymph or mermaid.

More: 50 Rare Baby Names You Probably Haven’t Thought of Yet

  • Native American First Names

    Most popular Native American first names on Family Education. Find your Native American first name from A to Z and learn about its meaning and origins... read more

Updated: June 15, 2021

Does the Shettles Method Really Work for Gender Selection?

Shettles Method

It’s been said that parenthood is the ultimate exercise in letting go of control. This begins with a couple’s initial attempts to conceive, and it can be jarring to feel like you’re no longer in the driver’s seat during such a momentous transition. So, it’s no surprise that a book titled, How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby, would make a huge splash.

More : 9 Natural Labor Pain Relief Techniques

Logical-Mathematical Quick Tips

Logical-Mathematical Quick Tips

Chances are a child who enjoys playing math computer-games or conducting experiments in the backyard will also be interested in:

  • Going to science museums.

  • Using the nutritional information on food labels to help you create a low-fat, low-calorie family diet plan.

  • Playing monopoly or chess.

  • Helping you determine your budget for your next vacation.

Source: The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's Professional Development Online.

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by: A.S. Braverman

How to Make the Most of the Summer During the Pandemic

Making the most of summer during COVID-19

While times are challenging and the future remains uncertain, quarantine has helped all of us learn to make the most of the present moment. It’s given us the opportunity to step back and reflect on all the things that really matter, large or small. Now, we all know this will be a summer unlike anything we've experienced before. The question is: How can we all make the most of it anyway?

More: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping This Summer

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How to Handle Teacher Conferences

How to Handle Teacher Conferences

James struts with a downbeat on the first note, low-slung jeans and baggy T-shirt framing his angular adolescent form. If he isn't downloading music on the computer, he's instant messaging his girlfriend about Friday on Monday night. Unfortunately, his freshman report cards don't reflect his percentage of coolness achieved.

Unlike some elementary and middle schools which schedule parent-teacher conferences after every marking period, many high schools schedule only one per year.

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Welcome to the Sandwich Generation

Welcome to the Sandwich Generation

If you're like many baby boomers, you've got two or three kids of your own. And depending on how old you were when they were born, they may be anywhere from toddlers to adults living on their own. We know 50-somethings who are just now making the rounds of elementary school concerts and parent-teacher conferences, and other 50-somethings who are happily playing with their grandkids.

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Updated: May 29, 2022

5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

5 signs your kid has a screen addiction

Many parents today are just as concerned with the amount of time that their kids spend using screens as they are with how difficult it often is to pry them away from a screen. Though many experts in the field are split as to whether or not digital and media consumption can be defined as an addiction, many parents have no problem using the terminology as a way to describe what their child’s behavior is similar to.

Support Your Child's Interests

Support Your Child's Interests

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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 that will send you activity calendars from your local community center, the library, or the nearest bowling alley.

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Deciding What to Call Your In-Laws

Deciding What to Call Your In-Laws

Follow these suggestions for naming your parents-in-law.

  1. Come right out and ask your mother-in-law and father-in-law what they want to be called. I know, I'm suggesting something radical here, like eating less if you want to lose weight or not baking in the sun if you don't want skin cancer.

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Getting Kids to Clean Their Rooms

Getting Kids to Clean Their Rooms

Cleaning is not an intuitive skill. Nobody is born knowing how to attack a messy room and turn it to serenity. Few of us can effectively wield a broom, dust pan, or dust rag without a lesson or two—and a lot of practice. Making beds takes time. Here are some suggestions for making clean bedrooms possible, and defusing the dust bombs.

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When In-Laws Pressure You to Have a Child

In-Laws Interference About Having Children

When In-Laws Pressure You to Have a Child

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Some researchers believe there's a biological clock ticking for grandparents, too. Just as women of childbearing age may feel a real biological urge to have a child, so a man or woman past childbearing age may feel the urge to have a grandchild. So don't come down too hard on the pushy parents-in-law; they may not be able to help their nagging you to reproduce.

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Updated: June 26, 2019

Simplify Meal Time: Kid-Friendly Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

make-ahead muffin tin meals

Kid-friendly meals that adults love too can seem like the Holy Grail of feeding a family. Either you find yourself eating mac and cheese and chicken fingers, or you end up making multiple meals customized to each person's age, taste, and dietary restrictions. While one-pot suppers and family crockpot meals are a great catch-all for some families, others need more individualized options that don't require a sink's worth of dishes and all the free hours you can muster.