Education

Spend the Summer at the Library

Posted June 30, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Want to help society in the long term and your children in the short term? Make the library one of your weekly Summer destinations.

9 Household Items to Use as Toys

Posted June 29, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

This summer, put away some of toys and bring out simple household items to encourage all kinds of creative play in your children.

Homemade Summer Fun: The June Education Roundup

Posted June 29, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

No need to make lots of trips to the water park, or buy a bunch things for your family to have fun in the sun. Help your children practice good skills and make up their own fun with these do-it-yourself projects: guaranteed to provide of enjoyment throughout the summer months.

Home Alone: Preparing Pre-Teens and Teens to Stay Home by Themselves

Posted June 23, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Think your pre-teen or teen is ready to stay home alone? Find out everything you need to know about safety, state laws, and the best ways to prepare your child (and yourself) for this new experience.

Beyond the Fireworks: Fourth of July History for Kids

Posted June 22, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

The Fourth of July isn't just about fireworks and backyard barbecues. This year, teach your kids about the history behind this uniquely American holiday.

Fun and Educational Summer Activities for Kids of All Ages

Posted June 12, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Being out of school frees up time for children to get involved in bunch of educational and fun activities. Check out the ideas here, and share your own with our readers. What do your kids do in the summer?

Coming Out Too

Posted June 9, 2011 by Maggie Wells

June is national coming out month for gays and lesbians across the country. But gay and lesbian parents aren't the only ones that need to come out and be accepted for who they are — the children of gays and lesbians have a need to come out too.

Science Fair Projects to Try at Home: The Weather

Posted June 6, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Get your child interested in science by trying these fun experiments at home. Learn how to make a tornado and a cloud inside recycled 2-liter bottles.

College Degrees That Make The Grade

Posted May 31, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Whether you are the parent of a college student, or a college student yourself, here is some information about the degrees currently in high demand.

Explore the Lewis and Clark Trail for a Historical Family Vacation

Posted May 29, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Take your family on a historical adventure on the Lewis and Clark trail. With so many cities to explore, there's bound to be one near you.

Spectacular Summer Science: The May Education Roundup

Posted May 28, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Do not let your children's mind get dull this summer. Keep them educated (and hopefully out of trouble)with plenty of learning. Round up the materials and get outside for fun and educational science projects.

Great Gifts for High School and College Graduates

Posted May 12, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Graduation season means that we're all shopping for the perfect gifts for our favorite grads. Need ideas? From gift cards to graduation bears, I've got 12 great ones here!

26 Kindergarten Readiness Indicators

Posted May 8, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Kindergarten is a major milestone in a child's life. Help make sure your young one has the skills needed to start a successful year.

We Love You, Mom! A Mother’s Day Roundup

Posted May 2, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Stop here for a little bit of history, great publications for moms, and a long list of spectacular gifts for Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to all our mom readers, and best wishes to the families who celebrate them.

Great Ways to Use Leftover Easter Accessories and Candy

Posted April 25, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Easter eggs, Easter baskets, chocolate bunnies, and jelly beans: Is your home full of these holiday leftovers? Put them to good use with these tips.

5 Reasons to Homeschool Your Special Needs Child

Posted April 21, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Millions of children are learning at home in the US this year. There are plenty of benefits for students, but even children with special needs can benefit.

7 Reasons to Get Your Children Involved in Sports

Posted April 19, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Spring sports are underway, and summer sports are coming up. Competitive or not, there are all kinds of benefits to encouraging your child's participation.

April Education Roundup: Is Your High School Graduate Ready to Move On?

Posted April 11, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Whether your soon-to-be high school graduate is headed to college, or just headed out the door, take advantage of these resources for parents and young adults who are about to make a big change.

Raising Lions Book Review, Part 2: Author Feedback

Posted April 10, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

The author of Raising Lions, Joe Newman, answers some questions about his book.

Book Review: Raising Lions by Joe Newman

Posted April 9, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

A book for parents and educators of children who are strong-willed, or are diagnosed with behavior disorders, Raising Lions is a must-read.

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