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5 Tips for Supporting Your Child This Back-to-School Season

It’s no wonder that one of the biggest indicators of children’s success in school is parental attitude toward school. Here’s how you can help.

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When You’re at Your Lowest & Nobody Knows

I remember sitting in that school auditorium, looking around at all the parents and thinking, “If you only knew what it took to get us here.”

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A Remarkable Education Comes from the Heart

As parents, we highly value education. While on the hunt for a school with exceptional academics it can be easy to forget one crucial component: emotional learning, otherwise known as “EQ”. For 145 years, Sacred Heart Schools has been instilling…

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Make a Splash! The Best Swim Schools in DC

It’s never too early to learn life-saving water skills.

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18 Trips in the USA That Will Make Your Kids Smarter

These vacations offer major perks for kids beyond just memories.

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20 Things to Say to Your Kids Before School (or After)

Say these things on the walk to the bus or during snack time. In fact, any time is a good time!

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An Elementary School Offering a Rigorous Education & Culture of Kindness

It’s almost time: back to school! Finding the right school for your child can be challenging, especially for the elementary school set at this crucial time in their development. Kids at these ages don’t exactly have the mental matureness to…

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Our Best Family Activities for Winter in Chicago

Resist the temptation to hunker down in your PJs and enjoy these fun things to do in Chicago this winter.

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What Your Kid’s Teacher Wants You to Know This Year

Guess what? They can tell when your kid has had too much screen time.

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100+ Movies the Kids Need to See Before They Grow Up

Here are our very favorite films the kids need to see before they grow up.

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New Study Shows Swimming Can Boost Kids’ Learning Performance

And you can apply that to other forms of aerobic exercise!

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Cool Off at These Hot Splash Pads Portland Families Love

Rising temperatures might make you reach for that plastic kiddie pool and hose again, but we’ve got some more refreshing options.

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The Pros & Cons of Late Start Kindergarten (According to Experts)

They’ll have more time at home, but with they be bored when they get into the classroom?

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25 Mom-Invented Food Products We Love

Rule the kitchen with these inventions all created by moms.

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All the Great Splash Pads, Pools & Beaches on the Eastside

It’s gonna be a hot one! Here are your go-to spots for water play on the Eastside and beyond.

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How to Know Your Kids Are Ready for Independence (According to Experts)

When is it time to give your child some responsibility and let them do things for themselves?

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The Very Best Online Games for Kids

Got a kid begging to play grown-up on your laptop? Here are the games you can feel good about letting them play.

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When the World Opens & Our Schedules Fill Up Again

“It’s great that our schedules will, once again, fill up. As moms, though, it’s important to leave space for who and what are most important to us as we navigate a freer, safer, new world, including our kids and ourselves.”

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The Most Awesome Outdoor Birthday Party Ideas for Summer

With hot weather as the guest of honor, there are plenty of party themes that are especially awesome this time of year.

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Want to Yell Less? 3 Ways to Create More Calm In Your Home

These tried-and-true tips will help reduce yelling and create more calm in your home.

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How to Introduce Your Child to Their First Pet

“By ensuring you introduce your child to their first pet in the right way, you can pave the way for a dynamic and irreplaceable relationship they will cherish for the rest of their lives.”

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Take a Hike! 21 Easy Trails for Kids in San Diego

Get outdoors and soak up some vitamin D with the kids on one of these gorgeous hiking trails!

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Amazing In-Person Summer Camps That Still Have Space

From all-day outdoor adventures to hands-on STEAM based programs, summer camps are OPEN this year, but hurry….. these camps will fill up fast!

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50 Things You Have to Do with Kids This Winter

From hitting the slopes to crafting DIY hats, we’ve compiled a list to help you and the kids survive the cold, dark days of winter.

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5 Breweries That Welcome Bambinos

Having an ice cold craft brew doesn’t have to be an adults-only adventure with these local brew pubs that welcome munchkins with open arms.

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Helping Kids Understand the Difference between Tattling vs. Reporting

“There’s a difference between tattling and reporting. When kids understand the difference, they are more likely to report unsafe situations and real trouble.”

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Easy Earth-Friendly Swaps for Earth Day

“We can all do our part to make our planet healthier and cleaner. Here are 10 easy ways.”

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Line Up: 4 Crafty Ways to Introduce Kids to Poetry

From the budding Beatnik to a free-loving free verser, we’ve got four fun ways to show your kids that poetry is not just about the rhyme.

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Spring Break Camps: 5 In-Person Options for DC Kids

Take a break from spring-breaking with these fabulous in-person adventures that will fill up fast.

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25 Banned Books Your Kids Need to Read

We’re betting you’ve read a few of these, you rebel, you.

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 An Education That Extends Beyond Borders

The International School provides a warm, multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese, or Mandarin from preschool through 5th grade. Located in South Portland, TIS has provided students with a multicultural education for 30 years.

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10 Clever Ways to Get Your Child to Read More

“After reading these clever ways to get your child to read more, you are sure to see an increase in interest in reading!”

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11 Women Who Transformed the Bay Area

Scientists, chefs, activists, dancers and poets—our Bay Area history is full of inspiring women you’ll want to learn all about!

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The Secret to Raising Successful Readers

“Parents often establish a bedtime routine with children around this activity but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it together any time!”

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StoryWalk Adventures to Get Your Kids Outside & Reading

Get the kids outside and get them reading at the same time with this fun winter activity!

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