Help for the anxious child

Anxiety isn't necessarily something children outgrow, but many can learn to manage it. Some children discover strategies for doing this on their own, while others may benefit from a little coaching. Read...

 

Food allergies less common than previously thought

The alarm over food allergies has changed day care and schools enormously, yet the number of children with food allergies may not be as large as we think. Read...

 

5 Books your tween will actually want you to read aloud

Even if they can’t quite admit it, tweens still love reading out loud, laughing over the funny parts, a sob catching in your voice over the sad ones.  Read...

 

Time for school already?

As I reach into the freezer for Monday pizza night, the date circled on the calendar taunts me. I’m feeling a mix of trepidation and anticipation about the new school year. Read...

 

Teaching kids with autism takes patience, innovation - and sometimes, a little luck

For schools that cater specifically to children on the autism spectrum, one mantra remains constant: Try everything.  Read...

 

Illinois schools no longer required to check for scoliosis

Scoliosis, often diagnosed in adolescents age 10-18, occurs when the spine abnormally curves from side to side. Schools don't have to check your child anymore - so you should.  Read...

 

Transition to middle school can be traumatic - but doesn't have to be

One moment she’s the cuddly kid you’ve always known, the next she is a surly face you barely recognize at the dinner table. No matter how prepared we think we are, the changes that occur in middle school still catch us a bit off balance. Read...

 

Introducing the 21st-century yearbook: digital and personalized

TreeRing is a digital publishing company that uses technology to create yearbooks for schools that parents can customize.  Read...

 

New method of 'slow reading' to help kids love the written word

"Slow reading," promoted by an english professor at the University of New Hampshire, suggests that students get more enjoyment out of and have greater success with reading when they slow down. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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