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#ToolkitTalk: From "Gimme" to Giving: Holiday Hints for Having Well-Behaved Kids

Dec 14, 2016

@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Faye de Muyshondt (@socialsklz), Founder and Author of socialsklz:-) for SUCCESS, and Dr. Shari Seiver (@DrShariSeiver), Interim Director, Missouri School Counselor Association, to chat about gratitude and manners during the holidays. Take a look at what happened during the conversation below. Our #ToolkitTalk chats occur monthly. See what's coming up next and catch up on all of the past conversations.

Fewer Teens Drink or Use Illegal Drugs Now

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Fewer American teenagers are using illegal drugs or drinking alcohol, researchers reported Tuesday.

Is Head Start Working for Low-Income Latino Kids? Depends on the State

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Texas, Florida and California fall below the national average on the share of their 3-year-olds in poverty who were enrolled in Head Start in the 2014-15 school year.

Meet the Parents Making Wearing Glasses Cool

Dec 13, 2016

The prospect of wearing glasses is not something most kids look forward to but these parents are making it cool.

How the Holidays Can Teach Your Kids About Consent

Dec 12, 2016

Although Aunt Shirley’s demand for a hug is coming from a place of love, forcing our children to have unwanted contact with another individual is an act of coercion.

Conquering the Confusing Common App: These Tips Will Help

Dec 12, 2016

The questions that come up while filling out The Common Application can be confusing, but we've compiled a list of tips to help.

Will Changes to the Common App Help Students Chase the American Dream?

Dec 12, 2016

Elijah Corbin Irving, the son of a single mother in Boston, was perplexed when he tried to fill out his online college application.

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Dec 09, 2016

Chan Jae Lee lost his spark and then his son and his wife teamed up to launch him on a project that would bring him back to life.

4 Big Things NBC’s “This Is Us” Got Right About Parenting

Dec 05, 2016

It’s an emotional, valuable show to binge watch with the entire family during winter break.

5 Steps to Help Your Kid Write a Better Essay

Nov 28, 2016

It starts way before the college personal essay.

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