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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!

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.

Movie Ratings: What’s “Appropriate” for Our Children to See?

Posted August 8, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Parents judge each other on whether or not we let our children see PG-13 and R movies. But do we know what we are even talking about?

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!

The 2012 Olympics and Your Family: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 8/2, 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted August 2, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Join our Tweetchat today! We'll be talking with other moms and dads about the 2012 Olympics. Wanna pitch in? Come join us today at 1:00 pm CST for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.

ProSquad: Treatment for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Posted July 30, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Today, our Developmental Pro explains treatments for sensory processing disorder (SPD).

A Teachable Moment: 7 Lessons Your Kids Can Learn From the Olympic Games

Posted July 27, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

The 2012 Summer Olympics are here! What can your kids learn from the Olympic Games? Probably a lot more than you think.

School Issues: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 7/26, 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted July 26, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Join our Tweetchat today! We'll be talking with other moms and dads about school issues. Have something you'd like to say? Come join us today at 1:00 pm CST.

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.

The Thriving Child: New Book Shares Tips for Parents of Children With Food Allergies

Posted July 20, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

In her new book The Thriving Child, author Erica Reid shares tips for parents of children with food allergies, as well as suggestions for all parents who want to raise a happy, healthy child.

Children and Responsibility: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 7/19, 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted July 19, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

How do you teach your children responsibility? Have you taught them to be prepared in emergencies? Join our Twitter #pschat with other parents today at 1:00 CST for a chance to win!

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.

Survey Reveals Majority of Teens Hide Online Activities

Posted July 16, 2012 by David James

Think your teens are telling you everything they do online? Think again. This is advice you need every day.

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.

What's a Parent to Do? Join Our Tweetchat Today, 7/12, 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted July 12, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

What do you use to decide on health recommendations like vaccinations and having your children drink milk? Do you go with official recommendations from medical organizations, or do you use other information to make the call? Join our Twitter #pschat with other parents today at 1:00 CST for a chance to win!

Bottoms Up: Alcohol During Pregnancy Might Be Safe After All

Posted July 9, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Is it safe to drink alcohol while pregnant? A new study finds that up to 8 drinks per week just might be okay.

Brave: Is Pixar's First Female Heroine Just Another Princess?

Posted July 6, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

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Is Pixar's Brave a movie worth watching? Or is Merida just another princess?

Keeping Calm: Join Our Peaceful Tweetchat Today, 6/28 at 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted June 28, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Stay calm, and come to today's chat. We're talking about keeping the peace in the face of frustrating parenting moments. You could be our next Amazon gift certificate winner!

Forget Facebook: 6 Safer Social Networks for Children Under 13

Posted June 23, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Should kids under 13 really be allowed on Facebook? We don't have the answer, but we have rounded up 6 safer social networks that are specifically designed with kids and safety in mind.

Film Review: George Clooney's The Descendants

Posted June 22, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

George Clooney didn't win an Oscar for his role in The Descendants, but the film — which is all about family — is still one you shouldn't miss.

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