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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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The Best Places to Volunteer with Your Kids in DC

Looking for a new way to spend family time? These DC charities could use your help and they need both big and little hands. Read on for where to pitch in near DC.

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Our Favorite Books to Ease the Back-to-School Transition

Get your crew excited for the new school year!

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13 Totally Free Math Worksheets for Kids

There’s a color-by-number here!

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Building a Bilingual Global Future at the German International School

Ever wish you mastered another language as a child? When kids have a bilingual education, they’re challenged daily to step out of their comfort zone and connect language to the world around them. Becoming bilingual gives children the tools to…

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Best Children’s Books of 2021, So Far

Time for an Amazon shopping haul.

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Enroll Now! Drop-In, Flexible Childcare You’ll Love

Your work a lot/parent a lot lifestyle just got easier.

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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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Your Kids’ Shoe-Tying Troubles Are Over with This Simple Trick

This easy-to-follow tutorial will have your kids tying their shoes in no time.

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Back-to-School Tips to Start the School Year Off Right

Our readers weigh in and share the best BTS tips out there.

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10 School Morning Tasks Your Kids Can Totally Master by Age 10

If they can brush their teeth, they can also get out the door on time (We swear!).

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13 Reasons Not to Lose It on the First Day of School

Even for parents, the beginning of a new year can be a mix of emotions.

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The Cutest & Silliest Ways to Say Goodbye Before School

We are partial to the T-Rex hug and the secret handshake!

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A Teacher’s Advice for Parents Navigating Back to School

“Using my years of experience as both a mom and a primary educator, here are some simple tips to help balance a new routine and tackle the new year feeling confident and empowered to make this the best year yet for your little learners.”

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20 Back-to-School Traditions to Try This Year

Start the school year off with a new family custom. Here are our favorite ideas.

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Books That Will Get Your Child Excited about School

From a pig who is determined to learn how to read to a big kid who learns to stand up to a bully, these stories will help prepare kids for a great year of learning.

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Life Skills! Here’s How to Teach Kids to Read a Map

Take some time to go look at the world around you in a completely different way.

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Why People Born in August Are Strong-Willed & Other Fun Facts

And other cool things about end-of-summer kiddos.

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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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I Didn’t Know This Would Be the Last Time

I didn’t know that all the days of you asking me for my time, would turn into me asking you for yours.

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Amazon’s Reading Programs Will Keep Your Kids Turning Pages This Summer

Two programs will get your K-12 kids excited about books!

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Books We Love About Animals & Insects

“In children’s books, animal characters can portray a broader range of traits, both good and evil, than we would tolerate in stories about humans. These are some of our favorites.”

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38 Festive Crafts to Make This 4th of July

Want to know the secret to an awesome Independence Day? Here’s a hint—it doesn’t always have to involve fireworks.

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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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On Your Marks! 9 Kids Races to Sign Up for This Summer

From fun runs and kids dashes, to a full marathon, these races will help your little athlete start summer off on the right foot.

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Your Summer Reading List Is Here

“If it has been some time since you were in a library, we encourage you to return, preferably for a leisurely visit with your children, during which you and they can savor time spent in the company of others.”

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Be an LGBTQ+ Ally: 10 Phrases to Stop Using Today

Stop saying these phrases and help break the chain of hurtful speech.

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How to Clear Out Toy Clutter without Igniting Tantrums

“This is not a super quick fix, but it works to stop the excess toy messes from accumulating and turning your home into an episode of Hoarders.”

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13 Terrific Classes for Babies & Toddlers in San Diego

Looking for a kid class that isn’t virtual or taught by you? We’ve got just what you need.

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Virtual Kindergarten Readiness Works, According to New Study

The Ohio State University innovated with a four week remote program for Pre-K kids.

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10 Signs You Are a Working Mom Virtually Schooling Kids during a Global Pandemic

We are all in the same boat, or at the very least, can relate to numbers 7 & 10.

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Books That Celebrate Grandmothers

“The selected stories feature traditional and non-traditional grandmas (storytellers, protectors, and confidantes) and the children who love them—in beautifully written prose that all will enjoy.”

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Michelle Major

Making Motherhood & My Dream Career a Reality

“My kids have seen me do something for myself—they’ve watched the high points and the low points but they know their mom works hard for happiness.”

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Kids Love Stickers but Do They Have Any Educational Value?

“Playing with stickers has a surprising number of educational benefits!”

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