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Graphic Depiction of the Latest Teen Drug Use Stats

Posted April 6, 2011 by Lela Davidson

What Is an IEP and How Do I Know If My Child Needs One?

Posted April 5, 2011 by Debbie Dragon

If you believe that your child is struggling to learn in school and believe that they could qualify for an IEP, you will want to take action immediately. The sooner you get your child the services they need, the more likely they are to succeed.

New AAP Guidelines Have Children Facing the Rear for an Additional Year

Posted April 4, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed the age limit recommendations when it comes to car seat safety. Now, toddlers should face the rear of the car for a year longer than previously recommended. And there are new policies for older kids too.

Weekly Squad: Sniffles and Sneezes Edition

Posted April 4, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Get the buzz, meet the writers, and check out the highlights of the week on Parenting Squad!

Forbidden Technology

Posted April 2, 2011 by Maggie Wells

What's your policy on technology and your kids use of it? Do you know why you feel that way?

Travel Squad Mug Shot: Where Is It Now?

Posted March 30, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Guess our mug's location in this popular tourist destination and you could win a $10 Amazon gift card! You don't have to be right to have a chance to win; you just have to guess!

Squad Weekly: Kids and Technology

Posted March 27, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Get the buzz, meet the writers, and check out the highlights of the week on Parenting Squad!

Film Review: Race to Nowhere

Posted March 27, 2011 by Katrina Simeck

Race to Nowhere offers sobering look at "the dark side of America's achievement culture." It's a must-see for parents and educators.

Modern Mommyhood: Trends 101

Posted March 26, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

New Moms, don't fall for all the tacky trends. There are essentials you need for your little bundle of joy, and there are things are a waste of your time and hard-earned money. Here's the scoop.

School Rules vs. Early Childhood Development

Posted March 23, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Recent news about the suspension of a three-year-old has parents wondering, and people talking. Just when do school consequences go too far, and what rules are appropriate for young children in preschool and day care programs?

Travel Squad Mug Shot: Guess the Location to Win!

Posted March 21, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Traveling with kids can be a challenge. We're going to help you make family travel fun by helping you find great places to go! We'll also give you some great tips for surviving the journey. There's even a prize!

Squad Weekly: Money Matters!

Posted March 21, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Get the buzz, meet the writers, and check out the highlights of the week on Parenting Squad!

Teens and Tanning Salons

Posted March 19, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

The debate is still alive over the safety of tanning salons. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently got on board with with the World Health Organization and other groups in an effort to ban tanning for teens. Do you know the risks and the myths?

Travel Mug: Guess the Location to Win!

Posted March 15, 2011 by Lela Davidson

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Traveling with kids can be a challenge. We're going to help you find fun places to go and give you some great tips for surviving the journey. There's even a prize!

Squad Weekly: Focus on Special Needs

Posted March 13, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Every week we'll talk to a different Parenting Squad writer. We know you'll have your favorites, but we think they are ALL special! This week, meet contributor Sarah Winfrey.

AAP Says Parents Shouldn't Always Treat Fevers

Posted March 12, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Parents often rush to the medicine cabinet at the first sign of a fever. But a new report from The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that many fevers actually do not need to be treated with medication.

Parenting Squad Writers Inspire New Moms in Latest Chicken Soup Title

Posted March 9, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Weekly Squad: Do Pretty Princesses Help Our Girls Live Happily Ever After?

Posted March 7, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Get the buzz, meet the writers, and check out the highlights of the week on Parenting Squad!

Disney Develops New Marketing Campaign Aimed at Newborns

Posted March 5, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

The Walt Disney Company has been aggressively (and very successfully) marketing its princesses to young girls for years. Now, they're looking to capture a new market: newborns.

The Case Against Homework: Do Students Get Too Much of a Bad Thing?

Posted March 4, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Most parents and educators believe that homework is a necessary evil. But do students always benefit from homework? Alfie Kohn, author of The Homework Myth, doesn't think so.

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