Talking About School

Talk about school

Have a Conversation About School

Get beyond one-word answers and find out what your child really thinks and feels about school.

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Communicating With the Teacher

Adjusting to the New School Year

Our tips for helping your child have a smooth start.

When You’re the New Mom (or Dad) at School

If you think being the new kid at school is difficult, try being the new parent. Your child may have the ability to make new friends during class, over lunch, and at...

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Get Involved

5 Reasons To Get Involved

Higher grades and better behavior are just a few of the benefits of parent involvement.

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8 Back-to-School Family Traditions

Creating back-to-school memories for your children can be simple or elaborate. The tradition doesn’t matter; what does is easing them back with a special memory.

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Are You a Helicopter Parent?

You’ve heard the term "Helicopter Parent." They're the moms and dads who hover low over their children, ready to swoop in for a rescue whenever the going gets tough. But kids learn best when they’re allowed to try things on their own, even if it means occasionally failing.

To see where you fly on the helicopter spectrum—too low, just right, or totally off course—answer these questions.

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Do you allow your children to watch TV or play on the computer before doing their homework?