• Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

    Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.

    One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.

    This article asks the parents who research screen time what they do for their own families. 

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  • The Key to Raising a Happy Child

    For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily. What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. Let's call it "agency." 

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  • Boost Bus Safety

    Get your child on board with school bus safety! To avoid dangerous situations and accidents, students must follow bus safety rules and procedures. First, review your school’s specific bus rules and procedures with your children. Then, make sure they understand these general bus safety principles.

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  • Effective Homework Help

    Students with parents who are involved in their education are more likely to earn higher grades, adapt well to school, and pass their classes.

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  • Eliminate Bullying

    The latest research shows that one in three children is directly involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim, or both.  Many of those who are not directly involved witness others being bullied on a regular basis.  Parents, as well as schools, have the power to help reduce bullying. Here are some tips on how you can help. 

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  • Fight Flu and Germs

    You’ve probably already heard it: the telltale sniffles of flu season, which peaks in January and February. Navigate flu and germ season with these tactics for prevention and care.

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  • Encourage Your Child's Creativity to Flourish

    Creativity has been called a key 21st century skill. That means it—along with skills like communication and critical thinking—will help students navigate the increasingly collaborative and information-rich world that awaits them once they leave school. The arts have been shown to boost students’ academic performance, perseverance, self-confidence, and more. Here are strategies for supporting your child’s creativity.

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  • Executive Function FAQs

    Executive function is a set of skills that help your child make plans, control behavior, and set goals. Your child’s growing brain, as Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child describes it, is like a busy airport, and executive function is its air-traff ic control system. It allows a child to focus on an activity, remember details, and manage their time—all critical tasks for success in school.

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  • Getting Ready for Any Test

    Whether you’ve been out of school for five years or 15, the thought of taking a test probably still makes your heart race. Now imagine what its like for your child. As a parent, you can help.

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  • Make Every Day Count: Boost School Attendance

    To stay on track in school, students need to be present every day. Missing 18 or more days of school in a year puts a child’s high school graduation at risk, according to BoostUp.org, a national dropout prevention campaign. Being absent for just two days every month of the school year can put a child behind academically.

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