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by Kathryn Lagden
A couple of weeks ago we shared this fun fact on Facebook:
20% of kids learn to play music. 70% of adults wish they had.
It obviously resonated with folks as it generated a lot of “shares” and d... Read more
Staying involved in what is going on with your middle schooler is a tricky endeavor. She wants more freedom and you want to give it to her, but at the same time you don’t want to be completely cut off from her school l... Read more
by Kathryn Lagden
My 6-year-old left the safety of the “kindie pen” and walked into grade 1 with confidence and ease. Back- to-school transition handled. But it wasn’t quite so easy for my feisty two-and-a-h... Read more
We all want our kids to have friends and enjoy going to school every day. When that doesn’t happen, our hearts break and all we want to do is make things better for them.
Before you do anything, take a moment and read ... Read more
by Elizabeth S. Leaver
At some point not too long ago, a piece along the lines of “see that silent mom who isn’t really participating while everyone else is talking about her child’s achievements” mad... Read more
Is it possible that as parents we may actually dread homework more than our kids? Well…don’t answer that out loud.
We are here to help make this year different! Just focus on these 5 quick tips and you’ll s... Read more
by Rose Cafasso
A week from now, I will be an empty nester. Or should I say my husband and I will be empty nesting, for it’s a process, not an identity. It’s another phase of the journey we started when our children ... Read more
Are you a parent who would like to help your child’s school? Maybe even help it win $10,000? Enter your school in the Frigo® Cheese Heads® Build a Bright Future Promotion, and you will have a chance to do just t... Read more
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
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