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14 ways teachers say parents can help as we return to school in a pandemic

As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, teachers who had to pivot to virtual instruction last year are steeling themselves to contend with more unchartered territory. In an extensive online survey of American K-12 teachers conducted in April, the majority of educators reported feeling "somewhat" or "extremely" uncertain (81%), stressed (77... more

Is an after-school child care job right for you?

Enter a caption... With so many busy working parents out there, there is a real need for after-school child care. This type of care can fill the several hour time gap between school getting out and parent(s) getting off work. Turns out, it can also provide a great job... more

How to guides

How much does a babysitter cost?

It’s the big question on every parent’s mind when they start looking for a babysitter: How much should you pay? Unfortunately, there’s no one answer, as there are many factors that influence how much a babysitter should get paid, including location, skill level and the number and ages of the... more

How much should I charge for an after-school child care gig?

Before you head into an interview for an after-school nanny or babysitter job, it's important to put some time and research into pay rates. The more you know about the going rates for your area and the job at hand, the better off you'll be when it's time to negotiate on... more

Teacher’s fiery takedown about reopening schools is something we all need to hear

The COVID-19 pandemic has many people debating whether it’s safe for children to return to school, but there’s one important question no one seems to be asking: Will going back to school be safe for teachers? The safety of professional educators and other school staffers has been left out of... more

101 back-to-school tips for kids and parents

As summer comes to an end and back-to-school season begins, it can be hard to get back into the rhythm of a regular schedule — for both kids and adults. The trick, of course, is to plan ahead. Start preparing everyone a few weeks early, and make sure you have... more

15 parents who can’t keep up with their kids’ never-ending snack requests

Name a more iconic duo than kids and snacks. We’ll wait. Whether they just ate, are sitting down to a meal or are being strapped into their carseat for a five-minute trip, kids want all the snacks, all the time. Don’t get us wrong, we love a salty, packaged cracker... more

12 parents share their plans and fears for going back to school during COVID-19

Enter a caption... It’s still summer time, but all over the country, parents, child care providers and educators are already scrambling to make plans for the upcoming academic year. Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in several U.S. states, which has many wondering if there’s any possible way... more