Education

Save on School Supplies

Posted August 15, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Back to school shopping doesn't have to cost you a fortune or cause even an ounce of stress. With a little planning and some coupon clipping, you'll be on your way to saving big bucks and sending your kids back to class totally prepared.

Back-to-School Savings Roundup: Top Tips and Deals From Around the Web

Posted August 13, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Ready to save big on back-to-school shopping? We've got all the tips, deals, and special promotions you don't want to miss!

Ready, Set... Kindergarten: Tips for the First Few Weeks

Posted August 11, 2012 by Christa Melnyk Hines

While you can't avoid all the bumps in the road, you can help your child pave the way to a happy, successful start to school. Find out what your child should know before he goes, how to communicate with the teacher, and what to do when your child has a difficult day at school.

6 Back to School Apps for Busy Parents

Posted August 10, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Technology is your friend. Use it to your advantage this year with this awesome apps for parents. From activities to homework to cooking, you'll be on top of it all.

Movies, TV, and Media for Children: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 8/9, 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted August 9, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come and talk with other moms and dads today about movie ratings, and what's appropriate — or not appropriate — for our kids to watch? How do you handle all this media? Chat for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.

8 Tips to Manage Your Mornings Right

Posted August 6, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

You don't have to spend your mornings stressed out and rushing to get out the door. With a bit of preparation and some cooperation from the kids, your morning routine can be relaxed and smooth.

2012 Back-to-School Bargains That Will Save You Money

Posted August 3, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Are you ready for back-to-school shopping? Be sure you know where to find the best bargains before you go!

23 Fun Summer Bucket List Activities for Families

Posted August 1, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Summer isn't over yet! There's still time to create some summer memories before school starts. From camping out to eating out, your family will have fun.

What to Do If You Don’t Like Your Child’s School

Posted July 25, 2012 by Debbie Dragon

What happens if, despite your research and best efforts, your children end up going to a school you don’t like?

Katie Holmes' Great Escape: What TomKat Can Teach Us About Interfaith Parenting

Posted July 21, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Get the latest scoop on the role of Scientology in the TomKat divorce, plus tips on how to make interfaith parenting work for you.

BabbaCo Giving Away Box of Educational Activities for Young Children to One Parenting Squad Reader

Posted July 17, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

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BabbaCo is giving away an activity box to a Parenting Squad reader. The BabbaBox contains fun, educational, age-appropriate activities with all materials included — no shopping around! Check out the contest, and get a coupon code to save 20% on BabbaCo products.

Can You Discipline Without Yelling?

Posted July 14, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Discipline can be as tough on parents as it is on kids. Consistency is key, but you can effectively discipline your child without punishing her. Instead, try positive discipline to teach your child essential life lessons and help her develop her self-esteem.

What Is Waldorf Education?

Posted July 12, 2012 by Debbie Dragon

The Waldorf education approach restricts a child’s access to traditional academic subject matter until the rough equivalent of second or third grade age, when they are considered developmentally ready to learn the information.

How to Host an Olympic-Themed Summer Party

Posted July 7, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

This summer, teach your kids pride in America and how to be good sports by throwing a summer Olympics-themed party. Complete with special foods, games, and medals, it is sure to be a hit with kids and parents alike.

Free (and Almost Free) Fun for Families This Summer

Posted June 20, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Low on cash and looking for fun activities to do with the kids this summer? There's a variety of free and cheap things to do all summer including building workshops, movies, bowling, and sports clinics. Squash summer boredom before it even starts!

Cyber Safety: Interview With John Walsh of America's Most Wanted

Posted June 13, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

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Parenting Squad interviews America's Most Wanted John Walsh on the new dangers involved with teenagers using mobile devices, and what parents can do to help guard their children in an online world.

How to Teach Your Child New Skills

Posted May 30, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Teaching your child a new skill is an exciting time, but it can also be frustrating for both of you. These six tips will help you not only teach your child something new, but also help her build self-esteem and self-reliance.

What to Do When the Teacher Is the Bully

Posted May 25, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Most teachers are wonderful, trusted friends to your child. However, some teachers have a history of abuse and bullying. It's important to know how to spot an abusive teacher in order to best protect your child.

Summer Schedules: Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 05/24 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted May 24, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

We would like to hear about your summer plans — not just vacation plans, but the day-to-day schedule. Do you have one? How will you run the show when children are not in school? Come join our chat for a chance to win!

Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Posted May 23, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Wondering what your teen will do this summer? Check out these great summer volunteer opportunities that are specifically geared towards teens.

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