Education

ProSquad: Shopping for the Right Toys and Transitioning Siblings Into the Same Bedroom

Posted December 15, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Today's ProSquad experts give suggestions for choosing your child's perfect toy, and how to help kids make the transition to sharing a bedroom with a sibling.

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!

Holidays and Special Needs: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 12/13, 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted December 13, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat with parents about managing the holidays with children who have special needs. Every week, we give away an Amazon gift card to one participant!

Special Needs Gift Guide 2012

Posted December 12, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Finding the perfect toy for a child with different abilities is easier than you think. Here are 10 of our favorite gifts for children with special needs this season.

25 Holiday Book Recommendations for Children and Adults

Posted December 11, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

What should your family be reading this holiday season? We've rounded up 25 of the best Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzza books for children and adults.

Tips to Help You Prepare Your Family for Any Holiday

Posted December 7, 2012 by Sarah Winfrey

Looking to prepare for Christmas or another holiday? There are many ways to help your children get ready for these important days. No matter when or how you celebrate, help your children value the holidays you value by preparing, with them, for the celebration.

Homework Help Roundup: Online Homework Resources for Students (and Parents)

Posted November 8, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

For today's students, homework help is never more than a click away. We've rounded up several of the best homework help websites the web has to offer.

The Dove Movement for Self-Esteem: Empowering Our Daughters to Understand True Beauty

Posted November 3, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Want to boost your daughter's self-esteem and help her understand the meaning of true beauty? The Dove Movement for Self-Esteem has created all the tools you need to get started.

Extracurricular Activities for Children: How Many and How to Choose

Posted November 1, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

We are living in a fast-paced world with too many activities and not enough down time. Our children may be suffering because of it. If you think your child is under stress from too many activities, it may be time for a change.

Extracurricular Activities: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 11/1, 2:00 EST For a Chance to Win!

Posted November 1, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

We're chatting today about all those extracurricular activities that tempt children (and sometimes parents). Come toss in your two cents about the things your child is involved with beyond the school day — and why.

Academic Performance: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 10/25, 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted October 25, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Do your children struggle in school? If so, has tutoring helped? Is homework a battle in your home? Come chat with other parents today about academic performance help for students who need an extra boost in school.

ProSquad: Children's Sleep and Homework Tips

Posted October 24, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Our ProSquad experts are on top of this week's questions: Is your child getting enough sleep? And how can a parent help an active child manage the homework chore?

10 Reasons to Make Your Child’s Costume This Halloween

Posted October 23, 2012 by Fred Lee

Halloween is loads of fun, and it can be a special experience for parents and children when you work together to make a costume.

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.

Not-So-Spooky Halloween Books for Young Ones

Posted October 19, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Halloween can be downright frightening for little children. Make it more fun than scary with these cute books, perfect for your baby, toddler, or preschooler.

7 Apps and Websites That Build Preschool Reading Skills

Posted October 19, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Ready to work on pre-reading skills with your preschooler? There's an app for that! And some really cool websites too.

Interview: Fire Safety for Families

Posted October 17, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

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Does your family have a plan in case of a fire emergency? Our short interview with a fire safety expert has great resources for you and your family to come up with a plan, as well as information and statistics on fire prevention.

5 Entertaining and Educational Documentaries for Children

Posted October 11, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Not all documentaries are suitable for children, but these films may be exactly what your child needs for a bit of inspiration, education, and entertainment. From sports to mother nature, there's a documentary for every child.

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.

Book Review: Madeline Levine's "Teach Your Children Well" Guides Parents to Authentic Success

Posted October 8, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Not all parenting books are worth reading — but psychologist Madeline Levine's newly released "Teach Your Children Well" is a must-read for parents with children of all ages.

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