Back to School 2014

13 Stories • Available May 2014
Graduating From Summer

Graduating From Summer

Get your kids ready for the first day of school not just with a shopping trip to the office supply store and to the mall for new school clothes, but also with a gradual adjustment from their summ

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Homework

Homework

With kids of all ages assigned so much homework, you'll certainly want to help make every homework session as efficient as possible. This often begins with creating an official "homework spot." I

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Planning And Prepping

Planning And Prepping

Soccer, cheerleading, science club, marching band, karate. That might be just one child's weekly schedule. According to "All Work and No Play? Listening to What Kids and Parents Really Want from

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Parent-teacher Connections

Parent-teacher Connections

A new school year means time to connect with your child's new teachers. Every teacher who will guide your kid through their educational achievement and extracurricular activities wants to hear fr

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Conquering The Anxiety Monster

Conquering The Anxiety Monster

Children and teens often experience school-related stress and anxiety, and some kids feel emotional discomfort more intensely than others. The first day of school, especially the first day in a n

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After-school Jobs

After-school Jobs

Having a job is a way to learn responsibility, appreciate the value of a dollar and gain experience that will come in handy in the real world. For many teens, working is about more than just earn

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Testing Children's App-titude

Testing Children's App-titude

These days, so much learning is done online, especially on smartphones and tablets. While educators and parents want to limit screen time, kids are going to be using these tech devices, so at lea

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College

College

Every semester college students buy a forest's worth of textbooks. Not only are they heavy and bulky, but they're are also expensive. And after only a few months, used textbooks will either gathe

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Academic Redshirting

Academic Redshirting

Parents have to make many difficult choices, knowing a decision today can affect a child's entire life. For parents of children with summer birthdays, one of these tough decisions is when to star

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Making Music

Making Music

Most kids dream of growing up and becoming a rock star at some point. Whether the dream is fleeting or a deeper passion, learning a musical instrument is extremely beneficial for children. It not

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School Lunches

School Lunches

Packing children's lunches can be stressful. You want healthy foods that taste good and won't spoil by lunchtime, and you worry about your children's and their peers' allergies. Four-year-old

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No Common Ground With Common Core

No Common Ground With Common Core

There isn't much that is common about the Common Core State Standards. A system developed under George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act and Barack Obama's Race to the Top program, the Common Co

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Adult Education

Adult Education

A lot of people believe that education ends with college, but learning is a lifelong process. Continuing education is more important now than ever before. The job market is incredibly competitive

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