Big Kids

Your big kid's ready for school! As your child's development continues, focus on kindergarten and education with tips to improve reading and writing, test taking, and homework. Make sure to talk about any potential school problems, such as bullying, school cliques, and peer pressure. At home, focus on family values by teaching good manners and money management skills, and use our printable Chore Charts to teach responsibility. No matter the age, your child may throw a temper tantrum, so consult our discipline tips, and satisfy picky eaters with our nutritious and delicious school lunch and snack recipes.

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5 Free Online Learning Programs for Kids to Do at Home

You don't need to create teacher-level lesson plans to make sure kids keep on learning at home. Here are a few free resources to take advantage of while creating a plan for keeping little ones learning outside of the classroom.
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30 Journal Prompts for Kids to Aid Self-Discovery

Journaling is a great way for kids to practice their literary skills and explore their emotions. Whether you like the idea of creating a gratitude journal or simply using a journal to inspire creativity, these fun prompts are an easy way to get started.
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6 Brilliant Ways to Disguise Learning as Fun

Plentiful playtime is essential to a child's development, with benefits ranging from improved mental and physical health to enhanced emotional well-being. And while playing simply for the sake of fun has myriad merits, it's also the ideal opportunity for parents to sneak in a bit of learning—especially in the long summer months.
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10 Fun Math Activities for Kindergarteners

Improve your kindergartener’s math skills with these easy at-home activities. They’ll practice counting, simple addition, shape recognition, measurements, and more.
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When Being Tall Means You Get Treated Like You're Older

Taller kids may look older, but experts warn about the repercussions of adults and peers treating them that way. Here's what you need to know if you're raising a child at the top of the growth charts.
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12 Summer Jobs Teens Can Do From Home or While Social Distancing

Experts offer up summer job tips for your teenager in the age of coronavirus, plus high school internship options and creative ways for teens to make money online, socially distanced outside, or safely indoors.

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The Many Ways White Parents Benefit From White Privilege—and How That Can Change

Part of being a good white ally—beyond sharing an anti-racist article on social media, educating yourself, and donating—is understanding there are ways racism shows up in your own life that you might not yet realize.
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The Story Behind National Gun Violence Awareness Day is About Saving Black Lives

Our daughter was only 15 years old when she was shot and killed while at the park with her friends in Chicago. In her honor, we launched National Gun Violence Awareness Day where we wear orange to help stop gun violence.
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