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College Prep for High School Sophomores

Sophomore year is on you. It seems as though things are getting a little easier. Your child is no longer intimidated by the big high school. They've learned more about what classes they can handle, what things really interest them, and where they want to go with the next four years. This year, however, is still critical for college prep. As you guide your sophomore through this year, make sure you're taking these critical steps to prepare them for college.

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Topics: Parenting, Education, Student Tips

Preparing Your High School Freshman for College

Most students have more than enough challenges on their plates by their freshman year in high school. They're learning how to navigate a new environment, exploring different opportunities, and joining new clubs and organizations. In most cases, these students aren't even thinking about college yet. If you have a high school freshman, however, there are several things you should already be considering in order to prepare him or her for college.

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Topics: Parenting, Education

St. Patrick's Day Fun for Everyone

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. This means shamrocks, leprechauns, and good luck galore. It also means it's about time to start planning how you and your family will spend the lucky day.

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Topics: General

Six Reads from Pretty Little Liars to Get Your Teen Through the Show's Hiatus

Do you have a teen who refuses to miss an episode of Pretty Little Liars (PLL)? Do they blog, tweet, post, and text constantly about who "A" really is and how the show is finally going to turn out? You aren’t alone. PLL, now in its final season, has gained itself a cult following of super fans who are so skilled at finding even the smallest leads wrapped up in the mystery that they just may be in training to work for the FBI.

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Topics: Book Review

Weekend Warriors: How to Keep Your Kid Fit When They Can't Get Outside

When cooler weather sets in, you can't rely on taking your child outside to run and play in order to keep him or her fit and active. Regular activity, however, is critical for keeping your child as healthy as possible. Making exercise part of your routine could even help stave off some of the cold and flu germs that are so prevalent in the winter months. Figuring out how to keep your child active when it's so cold that you don't want to be outside for more than a few minutes is a challenge that many parents struggle with all winter long.

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Topics: Parenting

Helping Your High School Student Thrive

The high school years can be tough. Early mornings, late nights filled with homework, and the stress of preparing for college can really take their toll on the developing teenagers in your life. These things — in addition to the fluctuating hormones their bodies are producing — can cause them to become irritable, moody, and sometimes even downright rude as they work to find their place in the world and discover who they are as people. 

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Topics: Parenting

Celebrating Presidents' Day with Kids

Presidents' Day is nearly here, which means it is time to decide how you and your family will celebrate. After all, this country's 45 presidents have certainly given us a lot to celebrate and be proud of.

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Topics: Crafts, Holidays

Nelson Mandela Quote about Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

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Topics: Education

Craft Ideas You Can Do with Your Children on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is not just a day for couples to show their love for each other, kids can also display their love and thankfulness for friends and family with cards, gifts, and crafts. Show your kids kindness and service by helping them prepare Valentine’s Day gifts this year. Here are some fun craft ideas you can do with your children.

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Topics: Parenting, Crafts

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