Hauling full backpacks to and from school each day can be a real pain in the neck -- and back and shoulders. Yet backpacks are a school staple -- and a $2.7 billion industry -- for a reason. Toti
For most students, returning to school for the fall semester involves not only a new morning routine, but a new evening routine as well -- one that includes making time for homework. However, par
America's education system is experiencing a bloom in school variety. From magnet and charter to private and alternative schools, parents have more choices than ever, and more responsibility to c
"The future of the economy is in STEM," says James Brown, the executive director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington, D.C. In today's competitive global economy, science, technology, en
Moving away from home for college can cause excitement and anxiety in equal measure. You will be living without Mom and Dad, often with one or more roommates who are perfect strangers to you at t
When your kids outgrow their sports equipment and jerseys, or lose interest in a sport altogether, you might find yourself with a big collection of gear taking up space in your garage, closet or
With so many activities to choose from, it can be tough for parents to figure out where to draw the line between beneficial extracurricular activities and piling too much on a kid's plate. Sports
Bike riding, skateboarding and other outdoor activities are a lot of fun for kids, but sometimes accidents happen. A helmet is incredibly important for the safety and protection of their face, he
In an age of text messages, study guides, news briefs and storyline recaps, kids are used to instant gratification and short communications. The idea of reading books might seem boring or overwhe
Let's please stop telling parents that it is normal to be terrified for even the shortest periods of time when kids are doing the most mundane of activities -- walking to or from school.
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"Oh, will I?" I asked. My high-school friends meet once a year in a new locale. It gives us an excuse to take a cheap vacation and see one another. This year, we went to
DEAR DR. WALLACE: We had a foreign exchange student from Japan staying with our family last semester. She is really nice, and we enjoyed having her with us. She was attending my high school with
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