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Measles Outbreak in Minnesota Caused by Vaccine Skeptics

May 09, 2017 / NBC News

Doubts about vaccines helped fuel Minnesota's biggest outbreak of measles in decades.

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Young Love & Understanding Middle School Relationships

May 01, 2017 / Michelle Icard, Middle School Author, Speaker, and Educator

Dating in middle school is mostly about asking, “Am I the type of person someone could like?”

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How to Spread Kindness in Your Child’s School This Year

Sep 16, 2016

Hint: it starts with you. And a smile.



When My Granddaughter Asked for a Donation to Charity Instead of a Birthday Present

Sep 12, 2016

It got me thinking, is she naturally service-minded? Or was she taught? And what does that mean for other parents? Here’s what I found.



We Want to Hear from You! How Will You Make a Difference This Year?

Sep 06, 2016

Whatever you pledge to do, we know that supporting students, empowering our community and making a difference in the world is greater than just one person. #GoalToBeGreater



The Most Important Relationship to Build This School Year

Aug 29, 2016

It just could be the single most important step you take this year in helping your child learn at school.



Middle School Mania

Aug 28, 2016

A parent’s middle school survival guide.



Two Questions Your Middle Schooler Has About Puberty and Love (and How to Answer Them)

Aug 27, 2016

As much as we parents may want to wish it away, sexual desire is living large in middle school.



How Kids Really Use Social Media

Aug 26, 2016

How to prepare your tweens for the transition from playdates to smartphones while still building their social skills.



The Neurological Reason Why Your Middle Schooler Acts Like a Toddler

Aug 25, 2016

What is really going on in your tween’s brain (yes they do still have one) -- and what to do about it.



My Baby is Going to Middle School and I’m in Tears

Aug 24, 2016

NBC News anchor Kate Snow shares her hopes -- and fears -- as her youngest heads to middle school.



Motivating Middle Schoolers: A Parent’s Guide to Navigating Academics

Aug 23, 2016

Be your child’s guide…not the puppeteer.



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