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In this space, 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

Searching for Balanced & Tasty Before-School Breakfasts

Mar 09, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Nutrition, Middle School, Kids Learning, High School, Helicopter Parents, Health and Fitness, Elementary School

Is it just me or is getting your kids to eat breakfast before school a challenge?  I am ever-conscious of not being a helicopter parent, but when it comes to breakfast, this is one battle that I pick.  As the school... Read more
Get Moving and Do Better in School

Feb 28, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Nutrition, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities

Last week was school vacation here in Massachusetts.  One afternoon I went to lunch with a few friends who were lamenting how difficult it is to get their kids outside and moving. Of course the conversation turned to lim... Read more
Your T(w)een's School Social Life - When to Step in and When to Step Back

Jan 06, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, School Success, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, Homework, High School, Bullying

Teenagers are social beings. Often, the social scene during this time is, well, complicated. Friendship issues, big and small, can be all-consuming for a t(w)een.  And sometimes, friendship drama can get in the way of sc... Read more
School Vacation Activities for Children -- Beyond the Predictable

Dec 22, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School

There are lots of choices for activities for families around cities and towns on winter school vacation; museums, movies, indoor play spaces, etc. But if crowds aren't your thing and you don't want to spend the mone... Read more
A Last Minute Handmade Christmas Present for Grandparents

Dec 15, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Motor Skills, Kids Writing, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

  We all know that grandparents love homemade gifts from their grandkids. But for many of us Christmas sneaks up too quickly and we are left with nothing but good intentions and a store-bought gift. Well with 10 days unt... Read more
How to Find the Experts you Need to Evaluate Your Struggling Student

Dec 01, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Parent Involvement, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning

This blog was originally published by Gary G. Brannigan, Ph.D. & Howard Margolis, Ed.D in They co-authored Reading Disabilities: Beating The Odds, a book to help parents identify reading difficu... Read more
Educational Gift Idea Your Kids Will Love- Seriously!

Nov 18, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

When you ask a child what they would like for Hannukah or Christmas chances are they are going to tell you something (or a lot of things) technology-related. What's that -- your kids don't say, "What I'd really love is a gif... Read more
Get Your Family Health & Wellness Questions Answered, Live by a Pediatrician!

Nov 15, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Nutrition, Health and Fitness

Keeping kids healthy and in school is always high on a parent’s priority list. But sometimes, parents have questions about how to promote healthy lifestyles and when to keep kids home from school. We bet you have a few... Read more
How Can Parents Foster a Love of Reading?

Nov 09, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School

Giving your kids books to read. Great. Making reading and literacy a family activity and habit—even better. Did you know that November is Family Literacy month? Family literacy is more than just building reading skills... Read more
Making the Most of Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct 26, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent-Teacher Conference, Middle School, Kids Learning, High School, Elementary School, Back to School

How does my child get along with other children? Is my son getting better at following verbal instructions for in-class assignments? My daughter aces her spelling tests, then turns around and mis-spells the words the next day... Read more