After-school care

8 questions to ask kids to get them talking about their day

If you’re feeling like the only responses you can get from your kids are “I don’t know,” one-word answers or grunts, you’re not alone: Parents and children alike report trouble communicating with one another, particularly when it comes to tough topics like money, mental health and sex. As challenging... more

Back-to-school 2020 resource guide for parents and caregivers

The back-to-school 2020 season is looking very different for families and caregivers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There's a lot more to factor in for everyone's health and safety, and adapted school schedules and day care closures are adding logistical hurdles on top of the usual child care struggles we've... more

101 after-school activities for kids

After-school activities do wonders for a child's development. They're linked to improving social skills, grades, overall coordination, sense of self and relationships with adults other than their parents. Activities of all kinds can also give kids a chance to be themselves, free of the structure they face at... more

How to guides

7 smart tips for babysitters juggling school and work

If you babysit while you’re finishing high school or working toward your college degree, you’re not alone. There are many reasons to squeeze babysitting gigs into your busy schedule, including the ability to earn extra income, build up your resume and references and gain some valuable experience. “Having babysitting jobs... more

How much does a tutor cost?

When hiring a tutor, you’ll find that you have a wide range of options, so it should come as no surprise that pricing will vary greatly depending on your child’s specific academic needs. So, just how much is a tutor going to cost? Private tutoring rates are calculated based on... more

How to guides

25 after-school activities and games for every type of kid

School may be out for the day, but your kids probably still have a lot of energy left to burn. The hours between school and dinnertime can be challenging — unless you have a few fun ideas in your back pocket. After school, some kids are raring to go and... more

6 tips for being a great after-school sitter

If you’re considering finding a gig as an after-school sitter, it’s important not to underestimate the amount of work a role like this requires. Not only are you picking kids up from school and getting them home safely, but you’re often the snack prepper, homework helper, activity chauffeur and playmate... more

7 interview questions to ask when hiring an after-school nanny or sitter

You work full time, and your kids have to be at different after-school activities before your work day ends. How’s that going to happen? Well, you might decide, like many busy families, to hire an after-school nanny or sitter to help. If this is what your family needs, it’s time... more