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Pop Quiz: Are You Winning at Pandemic Parenting?

“If you answered yes to most or even some of these, your kids are good hands. You are already doing the most important things during this new and bazaar situation that we are still trying to figure out how to handle.”

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Books to Help Combat Summer Slide

“Summer Slide—a term often used to describe the decline in achievement gains during the summer months when school is not in session—can be prevented.”

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This 13-Year-Old Soccer Phenom Just Made Her-Story Signing a Deal With Nike

This teen is breaking barriers for young women everywhere.

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11 Positive Parenting Tactics to Try First—Before You Lose Your Cool

Positive parenting helps to create children who have a healthy self-esteem, are less aggressive and who tend to have better family bonds.

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We Broke Down & Finally Got an Elf on Our Shelf

I’d like to preface this article by saying first world problems.

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The Secrets My Childhood Diary Reveals to Me about My Own Tween Girl

“There is sass, there is eye rolling and there are meltdowns.”

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When Other Parents Toss Invisible Grenades at You

Parents, check yourselves for invisible grenades.
As the mom of a child with dyslexia, I find myself dodging thoughtless, verbal grenades from people who don’t have a clue.
My son is as bright and hardworking as they come. But he…

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The Boy Scouts Will Now Be Accepting Girls

This century old organization is about to make some major changes.

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This Hilarious Parody Sums up Helping Your Child With Homework

If you’ve ever been in the algebra hot seat, you will totally appreciate this clip.

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The Wonder Trailer Is Here and It’s as Tear-Jerking as It Should Be

The new Wonder trailer will give you all the feels.

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How You Can Have a Family & Still Be a Minimalist

 
When I first heard the term “minimalism,” I pictured a loft st‌yle space with high ceilings, tall bare windows, stark white walls and sparse white leather furniture. Surely, no one with children could lead a minimalist lifest‌yle. Families and…

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Why Kids Need to Learn Cursive in School

The other day I went to my mailbox and inside was a gift from a friend that was truly heartfelt. I have received many wonderful gifts in my life but when I opened this, not only was it genuinely thought…

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What Gives? Volunteer Opportunities for Atlanta Kids

Check out these family-friendly charities where even the smallest pair of hands is helpful.

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Signature Theater’s ‘Freaky Friday’ Kid Actors On the DMV Theater Scene

Two NoVa-based kid actors dish on life on the D.C. theater scene and much more. Read on for the scoop!

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Homework Is For Rich Kids

Homework.
Everyone hates it: Teachers hate grading it, parents hate supervising it, kids hate doing it. 

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It’s been studied for more than 60 years, but research still can’t say whether it works. Some studies say it…

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It’s Not Too Late to Start Reading about Back-to-School

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The summer is now over and we are in full swing of the school year! The first month when school starts again can be filled with such mixed feelings for kids (and parents!), including excitement, nervousness, enthusiasm,…

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See What Happened When This Elementary School Replaced Detention With Meditation

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Oh, detention– a room full of ‘misfits’ forced to sit at their desk and relish in boredom until the timer is up. Was that the experience when you went to school? Well, a school in Baltimore,…

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We can all relate to little Mila’s heartbreak

Remember the first time you had your heart broken? For some of us, it wasn’t by our fifth grade crush, but by a celebrity. Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Cindy Crawford. . . each one was just as dreamy as the…

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Baby’s Night Out: Evening Childcare for the Not-Yet Potty Trained

If you’re tired of staying in for family movie night and wishing for a real night on the town, these parent’s night out could be just what you’re looking for.

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Nice to Media

You were feeling pretty smug when you managed to upload your family pics onto Facebook, weren’t you? But then everyone starting emailing videos and linking to their blogs and suddenly it’s like you’re back in fifth grade math class trying…

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