Education

Building a Back to School Tradition

by Linda September 10, 2012

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It seemed like it was just the end of the school year and now, the kids are headed back to school. Regardless of whether your child is entering kindergarten or transitioning to middle or high school or just moving a grade, the beginning of the new year can be filled [...]

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Ask Selfish Mom: Should I let my kid cheat on his homework?

by Amy August 24, 2012

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This week’s question is definitely not from my 11-year-old son, Jake. I absolutely did not tell him that I was helping out a friend who has an advice column, and that the question would go straight to her. I certainly did not laugh out loud when I read his question. [...]

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Got STEM? Great STEM organizations for your curious kid

by Kim August 20, 2012

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My tween has always been curious about life and the world around us. In fact, just the other day he asked me if a particle accelerator can be used for space travel. Um, what? Thank goodness for Google. We found the answer. But kids with a natural curiosity and inherent [...]

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PBS Resources That are Perfect For Your Tween

by Sarah August 13, 2012

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We all know and love PBS for our kids when they’re young. I mean, what parent of a Tween hasn’t watched Sesame Street with his or her kids at least a thousand times? But even if your kids are too old for Elmo, PBS still offers content for them, on [...]

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How to Ease the Middle School Transition

by Diane August 10, 2012

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Transitioning from the early years of a child’s schooling to the middle school years can be trying for both the parent and the child. Though there are certain things that cannot be avoided like growing up, there are a few things that you can do to help both yourself and [...]

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Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show: An Interview with the Tween Maker YouTube Star

by Kim July 23, 2012

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In an era where it’s easy for tweens to zone out in front of the screen of their choice, an 11 year-old California girl is making the choice to be on the screen with her YouTube series, Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show.  A fan of DIY, science and technology she’s teaching [...]

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