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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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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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11 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in the DMV

If your kids want something fun, and a little unexpected, try these DC secrets for a few hours of touristy fun without the tourists!

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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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19 Books That Feature Asian American Heroes & Leads

These books range from historical fiction to graphic novels to bilingual picture books and even chapter books for kids that’ll appeal to readers of all ages and backgrounds.

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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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The 13 Best Party Entertainers for Your Next Event

From epic foam parties to reptile adventures, these are the top event companies that cater to DC kids.

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Stop Doing These 8 Things for Your Kids This School Year

Your teens should be able to do these things on their own.

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80 Award-Winning Kids’ Books You Need for the Bookshelf

Supplement your summer reading list with a few prizewinners that hit every age and stage.

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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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After Reading My Notes from Middle School, This Is What I Want My Daughter to Know

Reading through these handfuls of folded paper, I was reminded of classmates I hadn’t thought of in decades, crushes I thought I’d never get over and endless inside jokes. But they also made me realize these five truths.

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How to Talk to Boys about Periods & Why It Matters

The goal is to start small and build on that foundational knowledge in a developmentally appropriate way as your child grows—rather than trying to pile on information all at once.

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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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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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9 Reasons Learning a Musical Instrument Benefits Kids

From improving math skills to providing stress relief—learning a musical instrument has a host of unexpected advantages.

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NYC’s Free & Affordable Summer Camps

Looking for ways to not break the bank when school lets out? We’ve found some affordable options—but act fast to snag a spot!

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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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When Your Fourth Grade Son Is Called “Gay”

His bravery, day after day, in this single act of noble defiance makes me feel like maybe I’ve done something right after all.

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Yes, Sexting Happens in Middle School. Here’s How to Talk to Kids about It

“Developing healthy online habits takes attention, discussion, and lots of practice. The road is full of bumps but luckily gets smoother as parents help kids navigate the potholes.”

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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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5 Ways You Can Still Send Your Kid to Camp This Summer

“Try these summer camp alternatives for a fantastic and memorable summer.”

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12 Compliments Every Teacher Needs to Hear

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Here’s how to thank your kids’ educators.

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First Came Love, Marriage & Then a Transplant

“My husband was about to sacrifice his life and it was all for me. That is the kind of love that every girl dreams of, but just not quite like this.”

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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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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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Always Buy Cereal & Other Lessons I’ve Learned from a 13-Year-Old

“I’m learning that the best way to parent teenagers is to see them, hear them, and accept them for who they are right now…and feed them lots and lots of cereal.”

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The Best New Seattle Kid’s Books of 2020

Add these new kids books by Pacific Northwest authors to your nighttime reading repertoire.

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The Best 100+ New Books of 2020, According to Our Kids

From board books that teach kids about activism to gorgeous picture books that inspire empathy to chapter books and graphic novels full of diverse characters, 2020 was a great year to read! These are the children’s books that really stood out to our editors and their kids. 

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Disney+ Releases Extended Sneak Peek of “Soul”

The movie will premiere Dec. 25 on the streaming service.

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The Key to Embracing Curly Hair & How to Manage It for Your Kids

The key to curly hair is embracing the fact that it will never look the same two days in a row, and that’s okay! People with straight hair love curly hair because of how perfectly imperfect it is, and you should too. Check out these must have products for your curls!

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