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How to Get Students to Volunteer (Without Nagging!)

“Who wants to come out and pick up trash in our neighborhood Saturday morning?” a bright and eager teacher asked a class of 9th graders. While a few dedicated students might show up, most probably won’t. Saturday morning is prime time for middle and high school students to sleep in, not volunteer. But, counselors, teachers, […]

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Building Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence in Children

Natalie is a high school teenager who believes she is not smart enough. Her parents noticed her self-esteem is low and want to help her regain her confidence. Stories like Natalie’s are not uncommon in today’s high achieving environment.  Students may be influenced by their classmates and their perception that a subject is hard or […]

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5 Organizing Hacks Perfect for Back to School

Back to school means an influx of after-school activities and lots of ‘stuff’. Here are a few ideas to keep your family organized.

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6 Business Ideas for Enterprising Kids

Encouraging kids to think like entrepreneurs teaches them long-lasting lessons about the value of hard work, careful planning, and creativity. By Melanie Hargrave We all remember sitting at the end of our driveways at a table, a pitcher of lemonade waiting expectantly, with a big cardboard sign announcing our 25-cent cups of refreshment. Most likely, […]

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Outdoor Activities for Earth Day

Getting outside is healthy for the body and the mind. This Earth Day, why not get the whole family outdoors for some memorable adventures? By Wendy Chou Research has shown that getting outside keeps kids moving, lowering the risk of childhood obesity. Another health benefit from being out and about: added Vitamin D, which strengthens […]

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Academic Writing Creative Writing

Tips and Resources for Young Writers at Any Age

ActivityHero shares the insights of writing professionals who work with kindergarteners through high schoolers. With these tips, parents can help support kids’ writing goals. By Wendy Chou Writing is a key life skill that engages and empowers kids–and is highly correlated with overall academic success. ActivityHero talked with professionals from two writing programs to learn their […]

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Community Service

18 Seasons to Harvest Compassion

Help your family grow compassion and harvest the benefits of community service.

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Academics

Preparing for elementary school tours and open house

Get the most out of your school tour or open house with these tips from education experts and parents You’ll find a lot of private schools offering open houses and tours in October and November. Even though the school year just started, the admissions process for private and independent schools starts in the fall. First, consider […]

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5 Tips That Helped Me Succeed in High School ~

High school can be stressful! Here, a recent grad shares 5 practical tips helped her define high school success and achieve meaningful goals.

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Expert Tips to Ease the Back-to-School Transition ~

Don’t just muddle through the first weeks of school. Use these clever strategies from after-school teachers to help kids (and you) hit the ground running!

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17 Movies, Books & More About School

Whatever their thoughts on school, kids identify with these books, movies, apps, and TV shows about students learning life lessons in the classroom.

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Academics Reading

4 Tips To Beat Summer Brain Drain

Research shows that summer brain drain is real — kids can fall behind academically during the long summer vacation. Here, 4 practical tips that can help.

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14 Books, Movies & Apps That Teach Toddlers About Friendship

Toddlers learn how to be a good friend by watching and imitating others. They’ll find an assortment of positive examples in these books, shows, and more.

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When Kids Aren’t Getting What They Need at School

Want homework help? Solid study skills? Better test scores? Here, experts offer insights to help you find the right academic programs for your kids.

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Academics

End the Homework Wars: Secrets From an After School Expert

Ready to stop fighting about homework? Here, an expert in the field of, yes, homework, offers her best tips for getting it done.