Higher Education

A Very Techie Christmas: Join Our Tweet Chat Today at 2pm EST for a Chance to Win

Posted December 11, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Your children are excited for gifts of technology this year, but are you ready to give?

Holiday Giving & Saving: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 12/5 at 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted December 4, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Come chat with us about Holiday Savings and Giving for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card!

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted November 27, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Happy Thanksgiving! Check out these resources to help you get through the day.

What to Do When Your Child's Report Card Doesn't Make the Grade

Posted November 15, 2013 by Alyssa Chirco

Don't be alarmed by low grades on your child's report card. It's still early in the school year, so take these steps now to ensure that his next report card makes the grade.

7 Things College Students Should Do Now to Make Time for Class

Posted August 25, 2013 by Maggie Wells

Hey college kids! Everything is new and interesting but you have to hunker down and focus on the semester. Here are some things you can do!

What Your Community College Student Needs to Know About the New Financial Aid Policies

Posted May 13, 2013 by Maggie Wells

The states and fed are tightening the financial aid belt for today's community college financial aid recipient, but not all college students or parents are aware of what problems they might be in for.

ProSquad: Building on the Marshmallow Test — How to Teach Children Self-Control

Posted April 16, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Could your children pass the marshmallow test? Could you? We have strategies for teaching self-control from our Developmental Pro today.

ProSquad: How Will Common Core Standards Affect Reading Requirements in School?

Posted March 30, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Do you know about the new Common Core reading standards? We have expert opinion on the controversial requirements being handed down for schools.

GIVEAWAY: Upromise Is Giving 2 Parenting Squad Readers a $50 GAP/Old Navy/Banana Republic Gift Card!

Posted December 14, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Upromise, committed to helping parents save for their child's college education, is giving away a $50 gift card to 2 Parenting Squad Readers!

When (and How) to Get Help for Your Struggling Student

Posted October 23, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Is your child struggling in school? Learn which signs indicate that it's time to get outside help, and how you as a parent lead your student to academic success.

Election Education: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 10/11, 1:00 CST For a Chance to Win!

Posted October 11, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

The 2012 Presidential Election is less than a month away. Are you using it as a tool to teach your children? Discuss with other moms and dads what your family is doing, or get ideas from others at today's Twitter #pschat.

October Roundup for Parents of Teens

Posted October 1, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Got teenagers? We have some interesting, humorous, and helpful resources for you! From talking to your children about hard stuff, to encouraging them in their future success, check out our roundup tailored just for parents raising teens.

7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Out of Remedial English

Posted September 28, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Follow these 7 steps while your children are in K-12 and they won't wind up in remedial college courses.

The Perfect Dorm Gifts for a New College Student

Posted August 23, 2012 by Maggie Wells

A lot has changed since today's moms and dads first stepped onto a college campus, but some necessities are still the same. Check out these perfect dorm gifts for your college freshman.

5 Reasons to Send Your Kid Packing

Posted May 15, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Want to give your teen an amazing learning opportunity? Give them a suitcase and a passport!

8 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Posted April 24, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

25% of high school students don't graduate. Studies prove that students who have the most involved parents are more successful in school, but many parents struggle with just how involved they should be. Participating in our children's education is not an option. It is vital to their success.

College Test Prep 101: ACT and SAT Tips for High School Students and Parents

Posted April 4, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Anxious about helping your high school student ace the ACT or SAT? Follow these tips to set your mind at ease — and raise your child's test score.

How to Survive the College Decision Season

Posted March 6, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Spring brings bright flowers and sunshine — and letters from college admissions offices. Let the mailbox stalking begin! Read on for tips to help your child survive this trying time.

7 Spectacular Ways to Celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Seuss

Posted February 29, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

He's the man who brought us a people called Who, and also the likes of Thing 1 and Thing 2. His birthday it's time to celebrate — check out these ideas, and don't be late!

Dealing With Your Child's Non-College Decision

Posted January 20, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Your kid was getting great grades and in your mind you've been planning her college career. Your daughter has something to tell you...and you aren't going to like it. How to cope with those dashed dreams?