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Teaching Kids Media Smarts During Breaking News

by ParentCo.

While the internet -- from major news sites to Twitter -- can be a valuable place to find useful information, it also can be the source of misinformation.

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Want to Feel Old? This is What Learning Looks Like to the Class of 2021

by ParentCo.

Beloit College's 20th annual Mindset List offers deep insights into today's college students' attitudes toward education, information, and technology.

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Consider Swapping These Two Words to Get What You Want

by ParentCo.

Among all of the ways language can trip us up, misusing "can" and "will" may be the sneakiest mix up of all.

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4 Things Parents Should Keep in Mind When Setting Rules

by ParentCo.

Rules rule, but only if they are set out right. We do more harm than good when we fail to enforce rules and limits with love and affection.

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How to Help Your Toddler Graduate From Board Books to the Real Deal

by ParentCo.

When everyone's sure where baby’s belly button can be found, use these tips to help your toddler make the transition to the next phase of reading together.

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Kid Made Recipe: Tater Tot Veggie Pot Pie

by ParentCo.

It’s comfort food season! Grab a big kid to help you out with these tasty, easy pot pies. The crispy tater tots will make them a new family favorite.

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How to Teach Your Kids That Puerto Ricans Are Americans, Too

by ParentCo.

According to some polls, only about half of Americans are aware that people from Puerto Rico – a U.S. territory – are, in fact, Americans.

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6 Unsung Milestones That Deserve a Party Too

by ParentCo.

Sleeping in a bed, wearing underwear, uttering her first word, using the potty, getting that first haircut,– these are commonly celebrated baby milestones.

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How Comics Helped My Kid Love Reading

by ParentCo.

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The French Method of Education You Should Bring Into Your Parenting

by Sanya Pelini

The underlying principles of Freinet education can be easily applied at home.

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A Better Way to Understand the Nuances of Mental Illness

by ParentCo.

It occurred to me I had quite literally been seeing things differently than everyone else. Or at least, different from the way I was supposed to see.

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The Thing You Can Do From Day One to Shape Your Baby's Brain

by ParentCo.

If talking to our children can literally "shape their brains" and give them a greater start in life, how can we help?

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Is 20 the New 15? Why Today's Teens Are Lacking Socially

by ParentCo.

Teens today are less inclined than their teen predecessors were to take on adult responsibilities. One suspected cause? Cell phones and social media.

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7 Surprising Impacts of the U.S. Substance Use Disorder Crisis

by ParentCo.

An estimated 21.5 million Americans over age 12 suffer from a substance use disorder. But the impact of this crisis reaches far beyond.

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Should Cursive Go the Way of the Abacus?

by ParentCo.

Incorporating cursive into the curriculum had been on the decline. But is that in the best interest of our kids?

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Are the Benefits the Full-Day Kindergarten Model Enough to Warrant Such a Long Day?

by ParentCo.

Today, academics are at the front line in the school-age battle, so districts are lengthening the day for kindergartners.

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If Your Child Loved “Charlotte’s Web”, They’ll Love These 8 Books About Unexpected Animal Friendships

by ParentCo.

Although “Charlotte’s Web” is forever in a league of its own, the literary world is filled with books about fanciful and unexpected animal alliances.

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Why Your Kid Should Read Banned Books

by ParentCo.

Reading banned books offers families a chance to celebrate reading and promote open access to ideas, both of which are keys to raising a lifelong reader.

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Kid Made Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Cupcakes

by ParentCo.

This 4 ingredient, mix-and-go recipe is perfect for tiny bakers, and older kids can tackle the ziploc frosting bag challenge!

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10 Best Mystery Books for Kids of All Ages

by ParentCo.

Filled with suspense, codes, puzzles, and intrigue, a good mystery can captivate and engage both emerging and older readers.

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Why Social-Emotional Learning Works

by ParentCo.

Things that happen socially cause an emotional impact and can influence learning in children.

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Why I Take My Kids to the Library and You Should, Too

by ParentCo.

In the age of two-day Prime shipping and the instant gratification of eBooks, do people even go to the library to get books anymore?

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Not Just Selfies: Simple Ways to Use Your Phone Camera to Help Your Kids Learn

by ParentCo.

Here are some ideas for using your phone camera as a family that will entertain your kids and build brainpower at the same time.

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Seven Projects to Turn Your Kids Into Real Scientists

by ParentCo.

These seven kid-friendly projects only require a smart phone to turn your kid into a real scientist.

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