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Guess what? They can tell when your kid has had too much screen time.+ read more
“Because of my trip, my so-called selfishness, I was the one who failed. I was sick with guilt.”+ read more
“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.”+ read more
Teacher Style Box is a subscription service just for teachers.+ read more
“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?'”+ read more
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…+ read more
“The secret to getting your child to respect you? Sometimes a solution is right there in front of our faces.”+ read more
Nothing but the best parenting tweets––all for you!+ read more
Parenting these days isn’t quite like what it used to be.+ read more
Forget bake sales—this is the best school fundraising idea ever.+ read more
Here’s how to recycle your old markers.+ read more
Empower your kids to shine on their own with these helpful tips and tricks.+ read more
Please just give my kid what she deserves.
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…+ read more
Kindergarten will be a whole new world—and I am worried.+ read more
What are going to do with your time now that the kids are back in school?
I am going lounge around and eat bon bons all day. Yeah, right. Nope. Not even close.
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…+ read more
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.
In about a week…+ read more
To the Mom Struggling to Hold It Together,
I have something important to tell you, mama: I don’t see you.
Now, don’t stop reading just yet. Please hear me out. It’s true I don’t see…+ read more
Thanks to this new program, the traditional parent-teacher conference may be in for a major overhaul.+ read more
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…
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…
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…+ read more