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Teaching Children to Be a Spark of Good

Fostering conversations with children about real-life scenarios, along with modeling acts of kindness and selflessness, will help children prioritize empathy in their own lives.

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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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As a Single Mom, I Felt like a Failure. Then I Missed My Flight Home.

“Because of my trip, my so-called selfishness, I was the one who failed. I was sick with guilt.”

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Hitting Rock Bottom

“I remember how awful I felt, just rotting from the inside out, from an infectious case of persistent guilt and shame. Vodka in my coffee cup would surely, at least temporarily, mute the deafening screams of reality.”

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I’ve Almost Forgotten What the Real World Is like

“I know I will drive to work again, and walk on tropical beaches with my husband again, and dance at weddings again, and sit in crowded stands with other parents sharing Cheez-Its again. And I’m going to appreciate them like never before.”

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Teacher Style Box

New Clothing Subscription Exclusively for Teachers Has Launched

Teacher Style Box is a subscription service just for teachers.

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How Can I Prevent Bullying for My Child?

“Author Carrie Goldman offers expert advice to families to help protect their children and teens from bullying.”

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My Daughter Was the One Who Taught Me How to Parent

“After a year or so of trying to force my square-shaped daughter into a round hole, I took a sharp left turn out of the land of ‘typical parenting’ and into the land of ‘what can I do to help?'”

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What Happens if My Kid Curses in French? (& Other Daycare Questions)

My kids each started daycare at a respectable three months old, thanks in large part to our country’s generous maternity leave policies [sarcasm intended]. Lucky for you, since they’ve been going to “school” for basically their whole lives, I’ve accumulated…

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How to Make Reading to Your Child Really Count

Effectively reading with your child takes effort. Here are three ways to make sure the time and energy you are putting into storytime maximizes the benefits they’ll receive.

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Dear Day Camp…

Please, camp. Is it too much to ask to be a true partner to working parents and stop with the crazy hat days and other special requests?

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8 Unconventional Ways to Thank Teachers

Here are some easy and unconventional ways you can thank your kid’s teachers to show them how much you appreciate them this school year.

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Respect Is a Two-Way Street—Especially with Your Kids

“The secret to getting your child to respect you? Sometimes a solution is right there in front of our faces.”

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: Dec. 21, 2018

Nothing but the best parenting tweets––all for you!

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This Hilarious Parent-Teacher Conference Video Is Almost Too Real

Parenting these days isn’t quite like what it used to be.

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Calling All PTA Moms & Dads: THIS Is How You School Fundraise Like a Boss

Forget bake sales—this is the best school fundraising idea ever.

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How I’m Empowering My Shy Violet to Bloom on Her Own

Empower your kids to shine on their own with these helpful tips and tricks.

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5 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

Whether you are the parent or the teacher, conferences can be stressful.

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Why My Child Should Get a D at School—for What She Deserves

Dear Teacher,
Please just give my kid what she deserves.

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One of our kids is normally the type that makes parent-teacher conferences fun. Academics come easily to her and her teachers love her. So I…

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What I’m Worried Most about My Kids Starting Kindergarten

Kindergarten will be a whole new world—and I am worried.

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The Evolution of a Stay-at-Home Mom

What are going to do with your time now that the kids are back in school?

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I am going lounge around and eat bon bons all day. Yeah, right. Nope. Not even close.
I would…

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Ways I’ve Learned to Help My Kids When Homework Gets Way Too Stressful

Last August second grade teacher Brandy Young sent home a note to parents announcing her new homework policy… or rather her no homework policy. One of the parents, Samantha Gallagher, posted a snapshot of Mrs. Young’s note to her Facebook…

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An Open Letter to Parents… From Your Child’s Teacher

The end of summer always gives me palpitations. Still. I’ve been teaching for over a decade, and my insides still start to short-circuit when I think about going back to school.

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In about a week…

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To the Mom Struggling to Hold It Together: You’ve Got This

To the Mom Struggling to Hold It Together,
I have something important to tell you, mama: I don’t see you.

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Now, don’t stop reading just yet. Please hear me out. It’s true I don’t see…

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A New Kind of Parent-Teacher Conference Might Be Coming to Your School

Thanks to this new program, the traditional parent-teacher conference may be in for a major overhaul.

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How to Live a Little Greener in 2017 (It’s Really Not That Hard)

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With this change of seasons, teach your kids and household help to follow these rules for life. Each of us can have an impact on our own environment, in turn making an impact on our communities and the…

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30 Parents Describe Their Most #AwkwardMoments

We asked our twitter community to divulge some of their most awkward moments and the answers will make your day.

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5 Truths School Teachers Want Parents to Know

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Think back to your favorite teacher. My favorite teacher growing up was a fourth grade, no-BS badass. She’d call you out for passive-aggressively asking for the scissors instead of directly asking for them (which I never forgot). She…

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Tests That Earned an “A” for Hilarious Answers

As a former teacher, I have seen some pretty wild answers to test questions, but these test answers need to truly be celebrated. They are wrong as wrong can be, but so funny I can barely stand it.

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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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My Comfort in Empty Nest: Let Them Fly

I have become that woman. You know, the one who comes up to you at the store when you are pushing a grocery cart full of screaming kids that says “cherish this as it goes by so fast.”  It happened…

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Beware Parents: You Really CAN Buy Anything on the Internet

Ever wonder what parents are adding to their baby registries or picking up at the store for their little ones? It may not be the typical items you think. It turns out, you actual can buy just about anything on…

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Is It Really the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

I don’t know about you, but once September comes along, I automatically fast forward to December. I am the mother of a school-aged daughter so the final quarter of the year is one whirlwind of back to school events, fall…

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How a Mommy Group Saved My Sanity

Becoming a mom is such a joy, You have a new baby and a husband. Your family in your mind is perfect. You become so focused on family life, the ins and outs of breakfast time , school drop-off, parent-teacher…

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For The Love of Reading

I’ve always treated reading as a solitary excursion. I could be transported anywhere, any time with a good book and it was a necessary escape while growing up. 
From my earliest childhood memories, I treasured all the books in my…

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