Education

7 Ways to a More Diverse Lunch Box

Posted October 3, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Aren't your kids tired of PB&J sandwiches yet? Give them something a little more ethnic to try.

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.

Presidential Politics: Tools for Teaching Children About the Upcoming Election

Posted September 28, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Looking for the right teaching tools to help you discuss the upcoming election with your kids? We've rounded up our top picks here!

Math Websites and Apps to Help With Homework

Posted September 27, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Math homework can be tough for kids (and parents). But with a little technological assistance, your children can stay on track with their math lessons and you can avoid a headache.

6 Ways to Work on ABCs With Toddlers and Preschoolers

Posted September 25, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Want to help your little one learn the letters and sounds of the alphabet? Make the ABCs fun for both of you with these simple activities that fit easily into the normal course of your day.

Reasons Your Child Shouldn’t Skip Breakfast

Posted September 24, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Going to school hungry hurts a child in more ways than one. If you are struggling to find the time or the money for breakfast, you can find a way to make it happen. It will affect your child's academic performance and change the course of her life.

Interview: Dad, Chef, and Cookbook Author, G. Garvin

Posted September 22, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

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Check out what The Cooking Channel's G. Garvin has to say about getting healthy dinners on the table, packing a great lunch, and connecting with kids — both in and out of the kitchen.

What Children Can Learn From the Election

Posted September 17, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Voting day is quickly approaching. This is the perfect chance for you to talk with your children about the election and history, as well as responsibility. Use this opportunity to teach your child.

Getting Children to Read: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 9/13, 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted September 13, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Today we're chatting about reading. We want to know how you encourage this important skill in your child, and whether or not reading is fun for your child (and you). Come talk with other parents today at our #pschat on Twitter.

10 Ways to Bring Out the Reader in Your Young Child

Posted September 10, 2012 by David James

Want to bring out the reader in your young child? Check out these easy tips and watch the books fly off the shelves.

Free (or Cheap) Fall Fun for Families

Posted September 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Fun doesn't have to end just because summer is coming to a close. Enjoy these fun family activities that don't break the bank.

6 Tips for Building a Better Back-to-School Breakfast

Posted September 3, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Need help building a healthier back-to-school breakfast for your kids? Put away the Pop Tarts and follow these six tips for better morning meals.

8 Guidelines for Volunteering at School

Posted August 30, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Are you planning to volunteer in your child's school this year? It may take more than you think, but being a welcomed volunteer can help you and your child succeed.

Here's Your Homework: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 8/30, 1:00 CST For a Chance to Win!

Posted August 30, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Time for our weekly chat! This week, we're talking about your child's homework. Do you have a homework policy in your house? Is it a struggle to make sure your child completes their work on time? Come talk with us today at 1:00 CST for #pschat.

Newsworthy Roundup: Letting Children Watch Coverage of Current Events

Posted August 29, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Do you let your children watch the news? We've got a roundup of resources to help you discuss current events, educate them, and decide whether or not that news piece is appropriate for their viewing.

6 Tips to Surviving Homework Time

Posted August 28, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Is homework time a battle in your house? Get your child on the right track to completing homework successfully with less stress for all of you.

Pet Talk: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 8/23, 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted August 23, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

It's a pet talk today. Grab a refreshing drink, and come chat with other moms and dads today about children and pet ownership. You could be our next Amazon gift card winner!

Why Children With Autism Should Have a New Pet

Posted August 22, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

It's a well-known fact that pets provide many benefits to children. But a new study shows that the benefits of having a new pet are substantial for children with autism.

Start School Off Right: Homework Help

Posted August 16, 2012 by Christa Melnyk Hines

It's frustrating when homework time is more like a stormy witching hour as an emotional battle of wills ensues. Temper the drama and help your child develop effective study habits that will serve him for years to come.

Back to School: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 8/16, 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted August 16, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

It's back to class. Come chat with other parents today about shopping for school supplies, managing the morning mayhem, and getting food on the table on busy nights.

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