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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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Summer Camps: Finding the Right Fit

May 11, 2015

Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning for summer break! Is your child interested in going to camp? We talked to Dr. Michele Borba for tips on finding the right summer camp fit for every family.



How to Turn Test Stress into Studying Success

May 04, 2015

The end of the school year is fast approaching, which means students across the country will be busy taking exams and wrapping up their studies and final projects. While this may be a stressful time, it can also serve as a great opportunity to help children develop useful studying and test preparation strategies.



A Win for Everyone: Collaborative Games

Apr 27, 2015

Collaboration skills are essential for lifelong success, and engaging children in enjoyable collaborative activities from an early age can help improve their self-awareness, problem-solving, empathy and nonverbal and verbal communication. Here are some engaging collaborative activities your entire family can enjoy.



#ToolkitTalk: From "Me" to "We": Raising Socially Responsible Kids

Apr 22, 2015

@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with experts Cathy Cartier, teacher at Affton High School, and Maurice Elias, Director of Social Emotional Learning Lab at Rutgers University, for April's ToolkitTalk Twitter Chat. We talked about raising socially responsible kids in today's world. Take a look at what happened during the conversation below and join us next month!



Waste Not, Want Not: How to Reduce Food Waste in Your Home

Apr 20, 2015

Earth Day is a great time for your family to talk about food waste and start building habits that can make a valuable impact both on the environment and your family’s budget. Below are 5 ways you can celebrate Earth Day and learn to cutback on food waste at home.



What’s the Best Approach to Giving Kids Allowance?

Apr 13, 2015

April is Financial Literacy Month, and to commemorate the occasion, our experts are focusing on the topic of allowance. The question is: What’s the best approach for parents to take when it comes to giving children allowances? Here is what our experts have to say.



Eight Ways to Bring Mindfulness into Your Family

Apr 06, 2015

Teaching children to be more mindful can help them to better understand their emotions and manage their reactions.



“I Hate Math” – Ways to Instill a Love of Math in Kids

Mar 30, 2015

All children have the potential to achieve success in math if they believe that their perseverance can make them better. Here is some advice on how you can help your children feel confident about their mathematical abilities and develop their appreciation for learning.



A+ Nutrition and Its Effect on An A+ Education

Mar 23, 2015

Research shows that without proper nourishment, children perform poorly in school and have lower academic achievement. So what can you do to improve your child's eating habits and prepare her for learning? You may want to try the following strategies.



#ToolkitTalk: Parents Matter: Engaging Families in Children's Education

Mar 18, 2015

@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with experts Dr. Joyce Epstein, Director of the Center on School, Family & Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins, and Amy McCready, Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions, for March's ToolkitTalk Twitter Chat. We talked about family engagement in children's education. Take a look at what happened during the conversation below and join us next month!



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