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Can You Solve the Math Problem Given to a Dyslexic Kid That's Stumping the Internet?

Post by Lauren Levy. Helping your kids with homework isn't always easy, and sometimes it can feel like something worthy of a celebration when you can figure out the answers -- especially in your least favorite subjects. But when oneShow More Summary

Here’s What to Say to a Young Kid Struggling With Anxiety

Post by Jorrie Varney. In the weeks leading up to her first day of kindergarten, my daughter was over the moon with excitement. She talked about her new school, her new friends, and the holy grail of 5-year-old happiness -- the school bus. Show More Summary

This Is Why You Should Always Test Your Kid's Halloween Makeup Before Using It

Post by Jordyn Smith. Choosing your kids' Halloween costume is almost always a super dramatic experience. The pressure to make them look as cool and perfect as possible is very high, and it's never fun to learn that some of the money you've invested your money in may be dangerous for your kids. Show More Summary

The Chilling Reality of School Lockdown Drills: We Hate Them, We Need Them

Post by Brandy Ferner. "I don't know if I can ever bring kids into this messed up world," a childless, 22-year-old friend told me after the tragic shooting in Las Vegas. I remembered saying those exact words after watching planes crash into the Twin Towers on 9/11. Show More Summary

11 Times Kids’ Halloween Costumes Were Legitimately Terrifying

Post by Megan Zander. Most kids see Halloween as a day to dress up like their favorite super hero or princess and gather up all the sugar their little arms can carry. But some little kids love all things dark and spooky, and for them, Halloween is the chance to go all out with a costume that makes the other kids (and some parents) seriously scared. Show More Summary

When Parent-Teacher Conferences Go Wrong: 15 LOL Stories

Post by Wendy Robinson. I knew before I sat down in the tiny chair in my child's classroom that sitting was a mistake. The chair was clearly designed for a little 2-year-old's bottom. My own bottom was decidedly bigger, which became even more painfully obvious when I later attempted to stand back up and the chair, well, sort of came with me. Show More Summary

Actually, Girls Do Belong in the Boy Scouts

Post by Elizabeth Broadbent. JGA/Shutterstock Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America announced that it's letting girls join its ranks. As you can imagine, the news was met with mixed reactions. Supporters of the move came out to cheer and say it's about time. Show More Summary

16 Times Kids' Homework Assignments Turned Embarrassingly Rated R

Post by Genny Glassman. Getting kids to do their homework is a chore in and of itself. One expects there to be questions they don't know how to answer, dozens of spelling mistakes, and maybe even times when mom and dad can't figure out the solution to a problem. Show More Summary

It's Time to Admit School Rules Have Gone too Far -- Because I'm Still the Parent

Post by Nina McCollum. Whenever you see kids of any age misbehaving, there are invariably comments about "kids these days" being a largely lawless, out of control bunch. People blame the parents, of course -- for...Show More Summary

15 Moms Share the Craziest Substitute Teacher Stories They've Heard From Their Kids

Post by Wendy Robinson. It has been almost 30 years and I still remember my old substitute teacher, Mr. Morgan. He was the dream substitute teacher who arrived to my fourth grade classroom with a giant bag filled with candy. Show More Summary

15 Halloween-Inspired Science Experiments to Do With Kids

Post by Kelly Ladd. When you take two of kids' favorite things -- Halloween and making a mess -- and then add in a secret science lesson, you're sure to get amazing results. Not only will your children get into the Halloween spirit, but they'll also learn something too. Show More Summary

These Sprays Promise to End Back Talk, Night Terrors and So Much More -- but Do They Work?

Post by Megan Zander. When Hawk & Sloane reached out and asked if I wanted to check out its line of parenting sprays, I jumped at the chance. I'm all for anything that makes raising little people into big ones easier. But while mostShow More Summary

5 Easy Halloween Face-Painting Ideas for Kids You Can Actually Pull Off

Post by Genny Glassman. Olga's Face & Body Paint/YouTube With Halloween around the corner, you might be racking your brain for great costume ideas. You want something creative, yet cute -- and definitely something that will make for a great family photo. Show More Summary

5 Pro Tips to Avoid a School Picture Day Disaster

Post by Megan Zander. For many families, school picture day is just around the corner. We all want our kids to take the perfect shot, but most of us have enough school-photo fails to know that doesn't always happen. Since you can't be...Show More Summary

The 9 Emotional Stages of Helping Your Kids With Homework

Post by Meredith Bland. Homework: It's the dark cloud in the blue sky of back-to-school time. If you have tickets to Hamilton, homework is sitting behind a six-foot-tall woman with a perm and excellent posture. Show More Summary

15 Secrets Your Kids' Teachers Definitely Don't Want You to Know

Post by Genny Glassman. The relationship between your children and their teachers is critical. These are the people who not only give your little ones grades and teach them to read, but also influence how they feel and develop in the classroom. Show More Summary

New Hatchimals Are Here to Make All Moms Say 'NO, NOT AGAIN!'

Post by Megan Zander. Hatchimals. Just the word is enough to send shivers down a parent's spine. Whether you were standing in line for hours hoping to get one, scouring the Internet trying to buy one off someone, or crafting a clever...Show More Summary

10 Ways to Help Your Kid Develop a Love of Science and Math

Post by Wendy Robinson. My 5-year-old loves math. She's happy to sit for an hour doing counting pages and simple addition problems in the math workbook she begged me to buy. So far she's never heard anyone say that math is boring or science is hard. Show More Summary

This Mom Has a Hysterical Message for Parents 'Btching' About Buying School Supplies

Post by Lauren Levy. There's always something parents can complain about, especially during back-to-school season, but one mom doesn't want to hear another negative word about shopping for school supplies. For those parents btching about all the items that teachers are requesting, this hysterical mom is putting them in their place. Show More Summary

7 Family-Friendly Ideas for Quick Weekend Getaways

Post by CafeMom Contributors. Even if you’ve already got a major vacation on your calendar for this summer, don’t forget about all the other weekends just waiting to be filled with quick jaunts to fun places in the family car. Here are seven ideas to inspire mini-getaways that will create lasting memories. Show More Summary

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