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Wondering what kids are doing on the Web?

Teens and tweens are using online forums to create their own digital version of the neighborhood playground,

Music and lyrics

From magazine racks to toy shelves, these days the claims are hard to miss: "Music boosts your toddler’s brain power!"

Parents share ideas

"Our most creative idea for a teacher gift is a student class quilt. It includes a picture of all the students in her class

Teacher gift tactics

It’s that time of the year when parents let out a collective groan—and not for the upcoming winter break

Get involved in school

As a busy, working mother, I know how hard it can be to find the time to lend a helping hand at my son’s elementary

Chicago rounds up after-school activities

Bright, colorful and easy to navigate, afterschoolchicago.org is a one-stop resource for parents and students stuck

Steering kids down the right path

Do kids need a greater purpose in life than getting good grades and winning awards?

A sporting chance

Liberty Mutual will award a total of 20 $2,500 Responsible Sports Community Grants to school athletic programs

How to best work with your child’s teacher

Parent-teacher conferences can be daunting, especially for the uninitiated.

Conquering Everyday Math woes

Oak Lawn dad Jay Lurquin enjoys the things he does with his son Matthew—scouts, football, cooking
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