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An Elementary School Offering a Rigorous Education & Culture of Kindness

It’s almost time: back to school! Finding the right school for your child can be challenging, especially for the elementary school set at this crucial time in their development. Kids at these ages don’t exactly have the mental matureness to…

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Why September Babies Are More Athletic (According to Studies)

Here are a few unique traits that make babies born in this month special.

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The Simple Truth to Happy + Healthy Kids

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Who do you think gets to spend more time outside? Free-range chickens, prisoners or kids? 
The answer is free range chickens get to spend the most time outside, followed by prisoners who are mandated to have 2…

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The One Thing We Miss When We Applaud Our Kid’s Success

“So much of our good fortune comes to us, not because we deserve it, but because of forces outside ourselves.”

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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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4 Tips for a Better IEP Meeting

“​​​​​​​Ultimately, we need to remember everyone at that table wants your child to succeed. Using the tips outlined above is a great place to start building your confidence at the IEP table.”

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From Girl Scout to CEO? Maybe Not—But These 3 Life Lessons Are So Important

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My oldest daughter was eight when the business world came knocking at her door. She joined the Girl Scouts and we all know what that means: cookie sales. Then, two months after cookie season, she and…

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Can a Holistic Approach to Education Help Your Child Learn Better?

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Few things are as frustrating as watching your child struggle his or her way through school. They’re putting in the time and the effort — even with your help — yet they’re still not performing…

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36 Ways Your Kids Transform Your Mom Heart

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If we think we know a thing or two about life and love going into parenting, we realize the moment our child first rests in our arms just how shallow our roots of understanding. Which makes sense because…

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The First Day of School Made Me Call My Mom and Tell Her This

This past week, both my ladies went back to school: Preschool for Harper and law school for Lacey. Originally, I was writing a hilariously witty column about how Lacey and I were so busy that we forgot to take a picture…

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5 Reasons Why the University of Washington Can Make College Dreams a Reality

College plans derailed by all those adorable kiddos? Don’t worry, UW has your back.

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How to Successfully Teach Your Kids to Be More Independent

“By teaching your children to be more independent, they might just surprise you with how capable they are.”

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Raising Independent Children Starts at Home

The more we trust our children to direct their own lives, the more satisfied and capable they become. Here are some strategies to get them on the right path to autonomy and independence.

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How Can Self-Talk Boost Math Scores? Science Has an Answer

This is the way your child needs to talk to themselves.

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Kids Who Can Manage Emotions Do Better In School, Study Finds

Emotional intelligence was linked to higher test scores.

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5 Things I Would Tell a Mom Who Wants to Homeschool Her Kids

if you are contemplating homeschooling, here are five tips you may find helpful.

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My Daughter Forgot Her Homework & I Didn’t Fix It

“Yes, she was mad at me, and yes, I felt bad for her, and even though I know we will always be close and have a strong bond, I also know I am not her friend. I am her mother.”

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10 Bittersweet Signs Your Kids Are All Grown Up

Whether dreaded or welcomed, there comes a time when your child will no longer need you in the same way they used to. Here are 10 signs that show they’ve really grown up.

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Join This Cool Campaign That Inspires Girls to Become Female Leaders

Two powerful nonprofits have teamed up to make it even easier for young girls to succeed.

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New Study Finds Teens Worry about This the Most. Here’s What Parents Can Do

Here’s stressing out your teen—and how you can help.

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You Can’t Take Your Kids’ Tests for Them, So Empower Them Instead

“Parent’s can’t take tests for their kids, but they can teach them effective habits to help them succeed.”

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: September 21, 2018

Funny tweets to give you a laugh this weekend.

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This Boy Delivers an Incredible Speech about Why Reading Rocks—& He’s Only 4

When a four-year-old’s motivational speech about reading goes viral, everybody listens. Seriously.

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This Company Helps Girls Across the US Become CEOs (& Your Kid Could Be Next)

Got a young entrepreneur at home? You’ll want to read this.

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Kids With This Interesting Trait Do Better in School, Study Finds

Curiosity didn’t kill the cat—it just made it smarter.

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Forget the Helicopter: Are You a Snow Plow or Lawn Mower Parent?

We all want our kids to succeed, but sometimes it’s okay to let them fail, too.

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Before You Shut Off Your Kid’s Tablet or TV for the Day, Read This

A new study finds that parents who limit screen time don’t necessarily raise kids who do better in school.

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This Trusted Preschool Wants to Make You a Better Parent

This beloved nationwide preschool offers webinars for parents to help you tackle the tough topics, on your own time.

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Forget About the Gender Gap, Data Shows There’s a Mommy Gap in This Field

In this same field, men actually benefit from being fathers. So, why the double standard?

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Zappos & PBS Kids Release Adaptive Clothing Line Collab & This Is So Important

This new line of adaptive clothes is perfectly timed for National Autism Awareness Month.

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10 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms Are Totally Like Corporate Managers

Nearly two years ago I did what I previously thought was unthinkable: I walked away from my career. For someone who has worked and hustled for everything I’ve had since I was 15, it was an adjustment, to say the…

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