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By Sarah Willis, Guest Blogger

Reading rates among children have declined over the years. Fortunately, parents can greatly influence children’s reading habits and set kids on the path to becoming lifelong lovers of books.

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By: Becky Post

Children will let their parents know what’s going on at school, especially if they are really excited about something. For example, most kids love dress-up days. Whether it’s spirit day or wear-your-pajamas-to-school day, kids of all ages like to get into the act.

By: Becky Post

November and December have to be the most creative months of the year. The arts come alive through so many mediums during the holidays: concerts, recitals, craft fairs, baking, and decorating seem to occupy much of our time.

By: Natalie Williams, Guest Blogger

Parents can feel perplexed when children react to death without emotion. Young children who don't yet fully understand the concept of death may react with indifference, according to

By: Becky Post

When I was in fifth grade, my teacher, Mr. Z, had a cruel habit of arranging my classmates’ desks according to our academic ranking. The students with the top grades sat in the first row next to the window—what Mr. Z called the “bright side” of the room.

By: Becky Post

If you are a parent, you know your kids have many interests, and those interests naturally lead to conversations about future plans. When you ask your child about future career options, he or she may have very specific plans: “Mom, I’m going to be a pilot,” or “I’m going to be a pharmacist.”

By: Kathleen Stanley, Guest Blogger

If you are like most parents, you are noticing how excited your little one is getting about Halloween candy, costumes, pumpkin carving, and parties. As a rule, anything that excites your child opens up a world of possibility for learning.

By: Becky Post

Halloween is almost upon us once again and that means fun for children and adults alike. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, the average household will spend around $75 this year on candy, decorations, and costumes.

By: Ryan Ngai, Guest Blogger

Editor's Note: Speaking up is important when you or someone else is being bullied. Young people need to let parents, teachers, and friends know if they are being bullied. Likewise, parents need to report instances of bullying to their child’s school.

By: Becky Post

We parents hear a lot of about bullying. While numerous resources are now available to address bullying behavior, many parents are still reluctant to report problems.

By: Becky Post

For many parents, our children’s interests quickly become our own. If your child is involved in some kind of athletics, you probably arrange your family’s life around practices, games, and tournaments. Read more >>