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6 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

6 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

Even when things are going well, parents should always be aware of what’s happening at their child’s school. But when kids have a significant problem that is interfering with their education or well being, parents may need to become more involved. If you do have to intervene with the school and advocate for your child,…
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A Parents’ Guide to Fortnite: What You Need to Know

A Parents’ Guide to Fortnite: What You Need to Know

Many parents know that their kids and teens enjoy playing the video game Fortnite, but that may be all they know about this global cultural phenomenon. The basic overview of Fortnite—it’s three versions of a survival-genre third-person shooter game with cartoonish graphics—doesn’t really explain how and why Fortnite has become so ridiculously popular. The following…
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What Teachers Think of Parents May Impact Student Success [Study Results]

What Teachers Think of Parents May Impact Student Success [Study Results]

Before you hit “delete” on that email desperately seeking volunteers to chaperone your child’s class field trip or crumple up the flier about the informational meeting for potential room-parents, think again. Research shows that teachers have a much more favorable opinion of involved parents than absentee parents. Research also shows that students are more likely…
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5 Useful Apps to Help Kids Meet Their Goals

5 Useful Apps to Help Kids Meet Their Goals

We get how difficult it can be to get your kids to respect the value of goal-setting and taking the long view. Some of us are only just learning this lesson ourselves. Luckily, there’s a great tool right in our pockets: our smartphones. They can give us that last-mile push to turn idle fantasies into…
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5 Inspirational Books to Encourage Young Readers

5 Inspirational Books to Encourage Young Readers

Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Inspirational books for elementary students can foster those dreams by inspiring young readers to see opportunity, express themselves, set goals, and accept challenges that will accentuate their talents and positively impact those around them. There are dozens of terrific reads designed to…
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A Challenge to Mothers: Get in Those Photos

While moms are happy to snap a fun pic of the kids or the pets, they can be reluctant to be featured in many photos. This time of year offers ideal opportunities to get the family together for pictures. Read why it’s important that moms be in them too!

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