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The Pros and Cons of Year-Round School

Not sure if year-round school is right for your kid? Study up on the pros and cons here. Thinking year-round school might be right for your child, but not sure if he'll miss summer vacation? Before you make the decision, here's a look at what this school system... more


100 Questions to get to know your teenager

One thing that my wife and I discussed recently, was that we don't talk to our child enough about some of the bigger issues, that we need to while we still can learn more about our teen. So, we decided to brainstorm a list of questions to ask our... more

20 Questions to Ask During a Parent-Teacher Conference

Know what to expect from a parent-teacher conference and the best questions to ask the teacher.     It's back-to-school time! That means it's time for new backpacks, new classmates, new teachers... and parent-teacher conferences. Get the most out of this meeting if you approach it as an... more

Should Cellphones Be Allowed In School?

While many generations have survived without having cellphones at school and some frown upon their use, a great many parents and kids rely on their phones to stay in touch throughout the school day. Here are some pros and cons on both sides of the issue.Ah, the age-old question... more

8 Signs That Your Child Is Ready to Start Kindergarten

Know when to sign your children up and when to "red shirt" them and hold them back a year.     Kindergarten is the new first grade. That's the word on the street if you talk to many moms of school-age kids. The new students are getting older (more... more

10 Options for After-School Child Care

Figure out what child care option works best for your family's needs. Parents of school-age children manage a unique balancing act during the school year. Early dismissal days, snow days, teacher work days, and other days off excite kids, but leave parents struggling to meet their children's care... more

How to Skip a Grade: Is Your Child Ready?

With children starting their education earlier than ever, parents often ask how to skip a grade. But when should kids skip a grade?Kids start learning at a young age, and this early exposure to education may give some children a leg up on their peers. When kids seem far... more

6 Things to Discuss During a Parent-Teacher Conference

Be prepared to talk to your child's teacher. For most of the country, Labor Day weekend signifies the last hurrah of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Whatever your child's age, butterflies are all aflutter, new haircuts abound and another grade older means new subjects... more