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6 Things to Consider Before Signing Up Your Child for Summer Camp

Posted April 2, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

It's time to scope out the summer camp that is the best fit for your child. A program manager with the Philadelphia Zoo offers great tips for making the right decision for the coming summer months.

ProSquad: How Will Common Core Standards Affect Reading Requirements in School?

Posted March 30, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Do you know about the new Common Core reading standards? We have expert opinion on the controversial requirements being handed down for schools.

Family Financials: Join Our Tax Time Tweetchat Today, 03/28 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted March 28, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Taxes are almost due. Are you ready? Come to our family financial chat today to share budgeting and tax tips with other families. You could be our weekly winner!

Preserving Memories: Capturing Your Children's Words, Guest post by Marilyn H. Collins

Posted March 25, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Images in your smartphone, video footage, and perhaps even a hefty scrapbook album — you've kept your child's photos. How about their words?

Spring Is in the Air: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 03/21 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted March 21, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Join our spring time chat today on Twitter for a chance to win!

21 Fun (and Even Educational) Activities to Do on Spring Break

Posted March 20, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Whether you're in the middle of spring break, or getting ready to start, we have 21 ideas to help keep the week fun, educational, and productive.

Keeping Children Safe: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 03/14 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted March 14, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Today we're talking all about safety and travel during our weekly chat. How do you protect your kids when you're headed away from home? You could be our next winner!

Shopping for the Family: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 03/07 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted March 7, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Today's chat is about savings and strategies for family shopping — without breaking the bank! Join us and other parents today for a chance to win.

ProSquad: Fantasy vs. Reality: Dealing With Children's Concerns About Their Adoption

Posted March 6, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Children can have big feelings, and the adopted child's feelings may be even bigger. How do parents add "gray" into the child's "black-white" perspective? How do parents help the child develop an empathetic and nonjudgmental viewpoint of adoption and all it encompasses?

ProSquad: When Your Preschooler Transitions Out of a Daily Nap

Posted March 6, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Your child's transition out of a regular nap may be hard on you, but it's a sign of a normal developmental milestone in your child. Nationally published sleep journalist and ProSquad expert, Malia Jacobson, offers help for parents whose children are at this stage.

Confidently Connected: Interview With Squad Writer, Christa Melnyk Hines, About Her New Book

Posted February 28, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Christa Melnyk Hines answers questions for readers about her new ebook, Confidently Connected: A Mom's Guide to a Satisfying Social Life.

Taking Care of Us: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 02/28 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted February 28, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

How do you care for your relationships in your life with kids around? And how do you take care of yourself? Come chat with other parents today on the topic for a chance to win.

Making Positive Family Changes: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 02/21, 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted February 21, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Are you making changes for the better in your family this year? We'd like to hear about it. Join our weekly chat today on Twitter for a conversation with other moms and dads.

ProSquad: What Is Visual Perception?

Posted February 20, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

The latest edition of ProSquad gives parents a simple explanation of visual perception problems in children, and fun activities to improve visual processing and perception.

Happy Valentine's Day: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 02/14, 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted February 14, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Happy Valentine's Day to you. Come party with us at our weekly chat for a chance to win!

Preparing for the Tough Stuff: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 02/07, 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted February 7, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Talk with other moms and dads at our chat today about preparing children for the hard stuff: medical issues, death of a family member, and the day-to-day tough stuff that kids don't always know how to handle. Join us on Twitter for a chance to win!

ProSquad: Transracial Adoption: How Expansive Is Your Rainbow?

Posted February 6, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Considering adopting a child from another culture? Check out some important information on transracial adoption from our Adoption Pro.

ProSquad: Why Invented Spelling Doesn't Work

Posted February 6, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Does your child struggle with spelling? Our Literacy Pro explains the problem with "invented spelling" and gives parents the tools to help their children improve spelling skills.

Get Organized: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 01/31, 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted January 31, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

How to you keep your home de-cluttered and organized? Come chat with other parents today for tips on spring cleaning, organization, and making sense of all the household paperwork.

Finding Your Happy Place: A Resource Roundup for Moms and Dads

Posted January 29, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Need refreshment? We've pulled some resources for you to on staying happy while parenting.

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