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In this space, SchoolFamily.com brings you the expertise, opinions, and thoughts from a variety of guest bloggers. Please feel free to comment on each of their blog posts. If you have someone you'd like to see featured in this space, please email editor@schoolfamily.com.


A Case for Teaching Handwriting in the Digital Age

Sep 29, 2014 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Writing, Kids Learning, Handwriting

by Anne G. Faigen Until a friend described a recent visit with his middle-school-age grandson, I had no idea of a debate raging about the teaching of penmanship. My friend told me, “I got tired of his being in some alte... Read more
Emotional Awareness: An Essential Tool for Back to School

Aug 27, 2014 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Social and Emotional Development, Back to School

by Eve Sullivan Getting kids ready to start school may have been simple in the past, but not today. Ads scream “Order this…buy that…and your child will be safer, smarter, happier!” And young people, ... Read more
Help Your Child’s School Win $4,000 From Frigo Cheese Heads Snack Cheese

Aug 05, 2014 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Contest

Are you a parent who can think of something your child’s school could use? Could you describe it in 50 to 200 words? Then you have a chance to win $4,000 for your school in the Frigo® Cheese Heads® Build a Brigh... Read more
Staying Healthy at Back-to-School Time

Aug 01, 2014 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Healthy Kids

When kids go back to school, it often isn’t long before the first sniffles and colds arrive. Parents can’t stop their kids from getting sick, but there’s plenty they can do to help them stay healthy, and if ... Read more
Win a Classroom Reading Area From TeacherLists.com and Scholastic Instructor

Jun 11, 2014 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Untagged 

Imagine a brand-new reading area at your school where students can sit in comfy beanbag chairs, relax, and read. Add to this: a stereo listening center and more than 1,000 books! Well, it can happen—if you let your scho... Read more
Start a Conversation About Medicine Abuse With Your Kids

Oct 29, 2013 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teenagers, Healthy Kids

October is National Medicine Abuse Month, a good reminder for parents to consider the possibility that their teens might experiment with over-the-counter medicines. It’s also worth having a discussion with your child, e... Read more
From Triaminic: Knowing When a Sick Day Is Needed

Sep 17, 2013 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Healthy Kids

Chances are your child will stay out of school because of illness at some point during this school year. Often parents aren’t sure when to make that call. Many of us have been there: Is my daughter sick or does she just... Read more
Staying Healthy at Back-to-School Time

Aug 20, 2013 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Healthy Kids

When kids go back to school, it often isn’t long before the first sniffles and colds arrive. Parents can’t stop their kids from getting sick, but there’s plenty they can do to help them stay healthy, and, if... Read more
Map Out a Plan for Breakfast

Aug 13, 2013 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Breakfast

We all know how hectic school mornings can be. With rushing to get dressed, packing up homework and special projects, making lunches, and getting everyone out the door, we can run out of time to serve a nutritious breakfast.&... Read more
Middle and High School: Helping Teens Solve Their Own Problems

Apr 24, 2013 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Social and Emotional Development, School Success, Parenting, Middle School, High School, Helicopter Parents

This guest blog post is by Erika Cook, a high school administrator who works directly with parents and students. When your teen has a problem at school, what should you do? Perhaps your child has a streak of missing assignmen... Read more