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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.

ProSquad: Helping Children Who Have Been Adopted Process Their Past

Posted August 21, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

A helpful guide for parents of adopted children by our ProSquad expert on letting children know about their birth history, family history, and past.

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.

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.

Parents Are Friends But the Kids Aren't: 9 Tips to Handle This Delicate Situation

Posted August 9, 2012 by David James

The parents are friends but the kids aren't. Find out how to handle this delicate, touchy topic.

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?

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'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!

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!

Fighting the Child Abuser in You

Posted June 25, 2012 by Maggie Wells

If you came from an abusive environment, if you've ever flown into a rage, you know that feeling that builds up in you on stressful days. How do you keep yourself from falling into the pattern and routine of child abuse?

Hot Topics: Join Our Summery Tweetchat Today at 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted June 21, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Grab a cold drink and chat it up with other parents today at our Tweetchat. We're talking about all kinds of summer topics - from appropriate swimwear to what you do when you hear your out-of-class child say, "I'm bored."

Tech Safety for Tweens and Teens: Join Our Tweetchat Today at 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted June 14, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat today, 6/14, at 1:00 CST with other parents about mobile devices and cyber safety for teens and tweens. We'll give away a $10 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky participant!

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

Posted June 13, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

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.

Parenting Roles: Join Our Tweetchat Today at 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted June 7, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

How do you and your significant other divvy up the parenting roles and responsibilities at home? Is there more responsibility for one of you, or are things pretty well spread out? Grab a cup of coffee and join our Tweetchat conversation today.

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.

7 Lessons Your Child Won’t Get in School

Posted April 28, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

There are certain skills that must be learned in a real life setting. The best teacher for your child is you. Teach your child about everything from finances to compassion to ensure she grows into an amazing adult.

Movie Review: "Bully"

Posted April 26, 2012 by Sharon Rowley

Should you take your middle-school-aged child to see the film, "Bully"? This movie review will help you to decide.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 4/26 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted April 26, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Check out this week's article on the Bully movie, and join our #pschat discussion about it today on Twitter. You could be the one to win the Amazon gift card this week!