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Extracurricular Activities: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 11/1, 2:00 EST For a Chance to Win!

Posted November 1, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

We're chatting today about all those extracurricular activities that tempt children (and sometimes parents). Come toss in your two cents about the things your child is involved with beyond the school day — and why.

Happy Halloween: A Spooky Roundup for Families

Posted October 31, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

It's trick or treat time! We have the resources you need for a safe, fun, (and yes, even last-minute) Halloween.

Academic Performance: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 10/25, 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted October 25, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Do your children struggle in school? If so, has tutoring helped? Is homework a battle in your home? Come chat with other parents today about academic performance help for students who need an extra boost in school.

ProSquad: Children's Sleep and Homework Tips

Posted October 24, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Our ProSquad experts are on top of this week's questions: Is your child getting enough sleep? And how can a parent help an active child manage the homework chore?

Family Safety: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 10/18, 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted October 18, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat about family safety today for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Fire prevention, home safety for children, and Halloween safety are all on the agenda.

Interview: Fire Safety for Families

Posted October 17, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Does your family have a plan in case of a fire emergency? Our short interview with a fire safety expert has great resources for you and your family to come up with a plan, as well as information and statistics on fire prevention.

Election Education: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 10/11, 1:00 CST For a Chance to Win!

Posted October 11, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

The 2012 Presidential Election is less than a month away. Are you using it as a tool to teach your children? Discuss with other moms and dads what your family is doing, or get ideas from others at today's Twitter #pschat.

Giveaway: Halloween Costume and Treat Bag from One Step Ahead

Posted October 4, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

One Step Ahead is giving away a Halloween costume and a cool treat bag to one lucky Parenting Squad reader. Comment for a chance to win!

Parent Health: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 10/4, 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted October 4, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

How do you take care of you? Come join the #pschat today on Twitter at 1:00, and give us your thoughts on making time for your adult relationships, getting away, or just taking some time for yourself. We're giving away an Amazon gift card!

October Roundup for Parents of Teens

Posted October 1, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Got teenagers? We have some interesting, humorous, and helpful resources for you! From talking to your children about hard stuff, to encouraging them in their future success, check out our roundup tailored just for parents raising teens.

Sibling Rivalry: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 9/27, 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted September 27, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Sibling rivalry and conflict is today's chat topic. Come give us your suggestions for what works in your family, or come for help and advice from others. #pschat today at 1:00 CST with @parentingsquad on Twitter.

Defiant Children: How Parents Can Survive Sibling Fights

Posted September 26, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Got sibling rivalry? Most families do, but when a child has particularly challenging and defiant behaviors, it adds a whole new element to the conflict. There are steps parents can take to work with children and teach them skills for dealing with difficult behaviors while teaching children life skills in the process.

Interview: Dad, Chef, and Cookbook Author, G. Garvin

Posted September 22, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Check out what The Cooking Channel's G. Garvin has to say about getting healthy dinners on the table, packing a great lunch, and connecting with kids — both in and out of the kitchen.

Birthday Celebrations: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 9/20, 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted September 20, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Join our chat on Twitter today about birthday celebrations. Share your ideas for low-cost, memorable celebrations, and let us know whether your parties are big, small, or somewhere in between.

Getting Children to Read: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 9/13, 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted September 13, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Today we're chatting about reading. We want to know how you encourage this important skill in your child, and whether or not reading is fun for your child (and you). Come talk with other parents today at our #pschat on Twitter.

Feeding the Family: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 9/6, 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted September 6, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat with us today about breakfast, lunch, and supper. How do you make sure your family gets the food they need? Every week we give away an Amazon gift certificate.

Here's Your Homework: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 8/30, 1:00 CST For a Chance to Win!

Posted August 30, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Time for our weekly chat! This week, we're talking about your child's homework. Do you have a homework policy in your house? Is it a struggle to make sure your child completes their work on time? Come talk with us today at 1:00 CST for #pschat.

Newsworthy Roundup: Letting Children Watch Coverage of Current Events

Posted August 29, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Do you let your children watch the news? We've got a roundup of resources to help you discuss current events, educate them, and decide whether or not that news piece is appropriate for their viewing.

Pet Talk: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 8/23, 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted August 23, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

It's a pet talk today. Grab a refreshing drink, and come chat with other moms and dads today about children and pet ownership. You could be our next Amazon gift card winner!

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.