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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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Impress Your College Admissions With An UnSelfie Digital Presence

Mar 28, 2016

In our hyper-connected, social media saturated society, many of us are so obsessed with snapping "selfies" and living a virtual life online that we're forgetting how to care for people who are right in front of us or in our community.



What’s the Deal with Organics? Your Top Questions Answered

Mar 21, 2016

Organic. It seems to be on labels everywhere. And yes, as a parent you want to feed your children healthy and nutritious foods. But is going organic really the healthier option?



#ToolkitTalk: Education as Empowerment: Supporting Males of Color

Mar 16, 2016

@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Michael Casserly of the Council of @GreatCitySchools, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and @JocelynAChadwic, Vice President of the National Council of Teachers of English, to chat about the importance of empowering males of color. 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.



How Do You Help Your Child Develop Study Skills?

Mar 14, 2016

Homework and studying are not the same things. Our experts weigh in on how to encourage your child to start studying habits early.



Make Family Dinners a Reality: Family Dinner Shortcuts for Parents

Mar 07, 2016

We all want to gather with our family over nutritious family dinners, but regardless of the age of your kids, serving healthy dinners can present a challenge for many families.



7 Ways to Help Your Child Find Meaning While Reading

Feb 29, 2016

For children to develop true reading comprehension skills, they need to practice these skills over and over again. In honor of Read Across America Week, we reached out to University of Michigan Professor and Parent Toolkit expert Nell Duke to learn more about what parents can do to support their children’s reading comprehension skills.



Leveling Up on Video Games: How Parents Can Cross the Digital Divide

Feb 22, 2016

In reality, video games are much like other forms of media—books, movies, music—in that there’s varying quality in the games themselves. It’s important for parents to be in on the decision making about the games that are in their homes.



#ToolkitTalk: Dating 101: Helping Teens to Build Healthy Relationships

Feb 17, 2016

@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Richard Weissbourd Senior Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education (@MCCHarvardED), and Dr. Shari Sevier, Interim Director at the Missouri School Counselor Association (@DrShariSevier) to chat about healthy teen relationships. 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.



Why Gifted Children Fail and How to Prevent It

Feb 15, 2016

While a great deal of emphasis is placed on helping students with low grades improve their academic performances, those who are considered gifted are often overlooked.



Healthy Ways to Keep the Sweet in Valentine’s Day

Feb 08, 2016

Valentine’s Day is coming up and parents all know what that means: sugar, sugar and more sugar. But can you keep the sweet in Valentine’s Day without excessive amounts of sugar?



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