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Perspective | My teens don’t have a cellphone. Here’s how it works.

Last updated: 11/05/2018

During a recent gathering of families at a California park, a cluster of teenagers sat at the end of a picnic table sharing Snapchat videos and comparing game scores while my sons,

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Parenting Reality Check

Last updated: 11/05/2018

Just when I think I know all there is to know about parenting- I mean I have had a kid for the past 16 years -I realize there is still so much I have yet to learn. This week was de

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Apple Aims To Help Parents Crack Down On Kids' iPhone Use

Last updated: 11/04/2018

Apple on Monday announced a new app to allow users to get reports on how much their kids are using particular apps on their iPhones and iPads. Apple is calling the app Screen Time

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'To empower our pupils for the future, we must prioritise learning through play over standardised testing'

Last updated: 11/04/2018

If the technological revolution is to continue, where is the educational revolution to match? The world is reshaping and redefining itself at a rate quicker than ever before. Robo

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Bridging the Chasm Between Teachers and Parents

Last updated: 11/03/2018

As a dad to a 10-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son, I’m deeply grateful to my children’s teachers. As a teacher of 25 wonderful 2nd graders, I’m deeply grateful to my stud

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How Making Kindness a Priority Benefits Students

Last updated: 11/03/2018

He goes by Ice, but Tanapat Treyanurak is known among his peers at Hamilton College for his disarming warmth. He grew up in a village in Thailand, where he lived with two older bro

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When Families and Schools Work Together, Students Do Better. New Report Has 5 Ways of Engaging Parents in Their Kids’ Education

Last updated: 11/03/2018

In the 1990s, parents in a Central East Austin, Texas, school didn’t know that their children, who came home with As and Bs on their report cards, were actually scoring in the bo

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Free-Range Parenting Is No Longer Considered Neglect in Utah, According to New Law

Last updated: 11/03/2018

Are you as sick of these stories of free-range parents getting in trouble with the law as I am? Parents who let their kids walk somewhere by themselves or play at the park without

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15 Family Rules To Keep Your Household Running Smoothly

Last updated: 11/03/2018

Our rule is that everyone must knock before opening a closed door. Several times my kids have expressed their appreciation for it after going to a friend’s house. They’ve als

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Perspective | Kids do not spend nearly enough time outside. Here’s how (and why) to change that.

Last updated: 11/02/2018

As the weather turns warmer and the days are longer, many parents are looking forward to spending more quality time with the family. A great place to start is by taking your k

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