Inspiration for Parents Article Archive

  • 8 Back-to-School Family TraditionsCreating 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.
  • Instill a Love of Learning in Your ChildTo encourage curiosity and a passion for learning in your child, discuss things you’re interested in, show her real-world examples, and don’t forget to take her lead.
  • Parents Step UpThese inspiring parents shared their talents and time to help their children's schools become even better places to learn.
  • ADHD: One Family's StoryA mom recounts her family’s experiences with ADHD, from her child’s first struggles in school and diagnosis to adjusting his routine at home and school.
  • Crafty Parent Shares Her TalentsSharon Johnston has always loved crafts. Now she’s passing on her passion to the students at her daughter’s school.
  • My Life as a VolunteerSpending time in her children’s classrooms brings a mom joy, insight, and unexpected rewards.
  • Single Dad Makes School a PriorityDespite his busy work week, this father is a known presence at school—and reaps the benefits for his children.
  • Jane Kaczmarek on Being a Real-Life MomMalcolm in the Middle mom talks about the importance of education and limiting TV time.
  • One Last Dance With My DaughterA mom writes movingly about what it means to be involved in her child's school and education. A must-read for any parent who has ever thought about volunteering at school.
  • Inspirational Moms and DadsThrough big deeds or small, these five parents volunteered their talents and left a lasting impression at their children's schools.
  • A New Year, A New AdventureOne mom's look at the excitement and pitfalls of back-to-school time—for parent and child alike.
  • A Dad Who Makes a DifferenceHe volunteered for his son but became a role model for the entire school.
  • "It’s Worth Every Minute"Helping your children succeed in school and beyond is easy. Just get involved.

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