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Cracking the Books Without Cracking the Whip

Cracking the Books Without Cracking the Whip

Talking with Kids About Good Study Habits

FOR AGES: 6 and up

How can you help your kids improve their study skills? Start by asking them to define their study preferences: Do they study best when curled up on a comfy chair, or do they fall asleep? Do they like a bustling study environment, or are they easily distracted? When do they study best -- early morning, during the day, or late at night? All these factors are important in determining the best study routine for your child.

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How to Play Blackjack

How to Play Blackjack

History of Blackjack

It's believed that the game of blackjack has its roots in France. It was originally known as 21. The goal of the game is to beat the dealer's hand by scoring 21 or as close to 21 as you can get without going over. If the dealer scores closest to 21, you lose.

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Starting Baby on Solids

Starting Baby on Solids

Although you might choose to nurse past six months, at this point your growing baby will need more calories and iron than breast milk or formulas alone can supply. Generally, pediatricians recommend beginning solid foods between four and six months. Here are some strategies for getting started:

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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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Resolving Conflicts and Saving Your Marriage

Resolving Conflicts and Saving Your Marriage

Your marriage is at the brink of dissolution. You and your spouse have lost trust and faith in each other; your mutual anger is so palpable that you can no longer go out as a couple without breaking into a verbal sparring match or an out-and-out fight. Past hurts and wrongs haunt both of you, coloring your interpretation of the present; and perhaps most damaging, one or both of you have engaged in an extramarital affair.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Learning Disabilities and Your Child: An Age-by-Age Guide

The Early Years

Learning Disabilities and Your Child: An Age-by-Age Guide

"Although my son walked at the appropriate age and reached other milestones at the right time, I felt that something was not quite right," says Yvette Moran, parent. "His social skills were lacking around other kids. We observed him carefully for a period of time and at age two and a half he was diagnosed with a learning disability." No one knows your child like you do. Trust your instincts and observations.
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Updated: May 15, 2019

Working Parents and the Holidays

Strategies for Working Parents and School Holidays

Working Parents and the Holidays

One of the great things about being a kid is the number of vacation days you get. One of the not-so-great things about being a working parent is figuring out how to accommodate those you don't get -- like the days between Christmas and New Year's, for example. What strategies might work for you?

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Teens: Sleeping Through the Snooze Alarm

Teens: Sleeping Through the Snooze Alarm

You may blame morning sleepiness on too much late-night television. But today leading researchers agree that biology plays a large role. Recent research conducted at sleep disorder clinics indicates that during puberty, kids exhibit “delayed phase preference,” meaning that they feel more active later in the day than early in the morning. (The clinicians could simply have interviewed parents to find that out!)

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How Much TV Is Too Much for My Toddler?

How Much TV Is Too Much for My Toddler?

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Most of us underestimate the amount of TV we—and our children—watch. Try keeping a log for two weeks or a month. Write down the exact time you turn on the TV, when you turn it off, and what programs or videos your child watched during that time. You may be surprised at how much time your child spends in front of the TV.

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Updated: January 13, 2021

At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Resources for learning at home during COVID-19 school closures

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 schools have closed their doors due to COVID-19. Many parents are working remotely, and many of us are wondering how to structure our days. Teachers have been tasked with developing remote learning plans and using them to keep students on track. The organizational challenges we are facing at home and in our schools are unprecedented.

Updated: August 26, 2019

What Teachers Want Parents to Know About the First Week of School

teacher in classroom with kids

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 weekday with them than you. 

More: 5 Positive Phrases To Say To Your Anxious Child About School

Here are 12 things teachers want you to know about that first week of school.

Practice Alone Is Not Enough

Practice Alone Is Not Enough

One of the contenders for the title "world's worst SAT advice" is the following sparkler: Just take the SAT without preparing, to see how you'll do. You can always retake the test later if you're not happy with your score. This advice is often said especially of the PSAT, because "it's just a practice test, it doesn't count, and colleges won't see your score."

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by: Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities

10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get Organized for the New School Year

Get Organized for Back to School

Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in life. Although some people are by nature more organized than others, anyone can put routines and systems in place to help a child "get it together." The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities has come up with a list of strategies you can use to help your child get — and keep — their life under control this school year.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

How I Turned An Awkward Run-In At Target Into A Lesson In Diversity

mom teaching daughter diversity lesson at target

Toddlers are so unpredictable. There’s something to be appreciated about the period between birth and the moment your child’s language develops and you begin to hear your own words coming from a much tinier and more innocent mouth. Toddlers are also magnificent creatures that have absolutely zero care about anyone else’s opinions or feelings. They say what comes to mind, when it comes to mind, no matter who is around….and usually, this is done at a very loud volume.

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Updated: May 29, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home With Kids

the ultimate guide to working at home with kids

As parents, we are in unprecedented times right now as we tackle both working from home and guiding our children through their remote learning journeys. Not to mention that we are doing this in a time of crisis as we face the COVID-19 global pandemic. If you’re not used to working from home, that alone would be stressful during normal times. If you’ve never homeschooled, this alone would be challenging.

How to Keep Your Crawling Baby Safe

How to Keep Your Crawling Baby Safe

Babyproofing

Although pressure gates work fine at the bottom of a flight of stairs, they provide inadequate protection at the top of the stairs. If your baby falls into a pressure gate, uses it to pull himself up to his knees or feet, or even just pushes hard, he may pop it right out of place and crash down the stairs with it. So be sure to install a safety gate that bolts into the wall or newel post at the top of the stairs.

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How the SAT Is Scored

How the SAT Is Scored

The SAT consists of three separate tests—reading, writing, and math—each with its own 200 to 800 score. The lowest possible total score is 600; the highest possible score is 2400.

Now, the moment you enter the exam room and start taking the test, guess how many points you start off with. The answer surprises most people: 2400.

That's right: for signing your name on the answer sheet, you start off the test with 2400 points. I kid you not; when you enter the exam room, your starting score is 2400.

That's the good news.

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Tiddlywinks

Tiddlywinks

I don't know many people who didn't play Tiddlywinks in their youth. But I bet you didn't know that this game is actually taken quite seriously in some parts of the world. It is considered to be a game of skill, strategy, and luck. It has quite a popular following in the United States, England, and Scotland with its origins at universities like Cambridge and Oxford in England and MIT and Cornell in the United States.

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by: Katy Abel

Joint Checking Accounts

Joint Checking Accounts

Conquering Money Madness
When Peter Q. went out and bought a sleek, new, red Porsche a few years ago, his live-in girlfriendof three years thought he was being silly, but she didn't harbor any feelings of resentment.

"I never had to give anything up for him to have that car," Gina A. reasons. "We decided from the very beginning that we didn't want to manage each other's money."

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