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Best Friends Forever… (or Until We Go Off to College?)

May 08, 2017 / Amy McCready, Founder, Positive Parenting Solutions

As graduation time rolls around, high school seniors around the country will be facing waves of mixed emotions. Relief that high school is over; elation to be moving on; and of course, sadness that friends forged over years – if not for more than a decade – will be going their separate ways. 

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Social Skills for the Holidays

Dec 14, 2015

Instead of simply assuming that kids will just pick up the ability to converse along the way, parents need to be intentional and teach children this vital skill.



Keeping the HAPPY in the Holidays

Dec 07, 2015

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” – right? It can be. But in between the “ho, ho, ho’s” and the “happy new year’s” there can be a whole lot of stress for adults and kiddos. How can we make the most of the time we have with family and friends and keep things more ‘merry’ than ‘miserable’?



What’s the Best Approach for Helping Children with Their Homework?

Nov 30, 2015

13% of parents resolved to focus on helping with homework this school year in their #SchoolYrResolution. But how exactly can you best support your child? Our experts are here to help! We asked: What is the best approach for helping children with their homework? Here is what our experts have to say.



Promoting a Spirit of Gratefulness in Kids - A Tale of Two Letters

Nov 23, 2015

Gratitude is a way of both thinking and feeling. It can be cultivated if we simply spend time talking about what we appreciate in our lives and why we appreciate it.



#ToolkitTalk: Beyond the Classroom: Supporting Students through Family Involvement

Nov 18, 2015

@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Pre-K Teacher @AnneMorrison and Laura Bay, President of National PTA to chat about the importance of supporting students through family involvement. 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.



Q&A with José Díaz Balart: Fostering a Bilingual Household

Nov 16, 2015

We recently caught up with José Díaz Balart to see why he chose the #SchoolYrResolution he did, the challenges he faces and what advice he offers to other parents trying to raise their own bilingual children.



Plate Priority: 5 Tips for Family Meals You'll Actually Have

Nov 09, 2015

I think most parents know that family meals are a good thing. Research has supported the benefits of eating together as a family for many years. The physical, social, and psychological benefits are only increasing in value as the pace of our lives is quickening, and time spent truly engaged with our kids is progressively limited.



Educating the Whole Child: Physical Activity and Academic Performance

Nov 02, 2015

Promoting physical activity can be a daunting task for some parents. But research suggests that getting your child moving at an early age is extremely important, not only for preventing childhood obesity, but for academic performance.



Want to Prevent Bullying? Start with Kindness

Oct 26, 2015

If we want to prevent bullying, we must do more than teach our kids to be upstanders and not to be bullies. We must start by teaching them to be kind, especially to those different from them in background and character, and to help build caring, inclusive communities.



#ToolkitTalk: Raising a Digital Citizen: Teaching Kids Online Responsibility & Safety

Oct 21, 2015

@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with experts Faye de Muyshondt, Founder and Author @socialsklz and Darri Stephens, Senior Director of Education for @CommonSense Media to chat about the importance of teaching kids online responsibility. 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.



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