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.
A new NBC News study reveals that 79% of parents surveyed eat dinner together most nights, more than in past decades. Family dinner is worth the trouble, especially when you’re equipped with these tips and strategies.
We spoke to a few of our Parent Toolkit experts, and asked them to give us ideas on what parents can do to celebrate Pi Day this year, when the calendar day matches up numerically with the first five digits of the mathematical constant, 3.1415.
Understanding how financial aid works and what your family will be responsible for paying is key to finding an affordable college choice for your teen.
Eating healthy and exercising can benefit the whole family, and it doesn't have to take all day or break the bank.
@EducationNation teamed up with Parent Toolkit experts Dr. Rachel Johnson of @American_Heart and Jayne Greenberg of @FitnessGov for a #ToolkitTalk to discuss raising heart healthy kids. Take a look at what happened during the conversation below and join us next month!
The more stress there is in a family’s life, the greater the chance that angry emotions will spill out. What can families do to reduce angry outbursts?
The Parent Toolkit is introducing a new feature called Parenting Perspectives, a place to debate the important parenting and education issues of the day. Every month, our experts will answer questions from our readers about academics, health and wellness and social and emotional development.
Reading is not a natural process for the human brain. We are born with the brain architecture ready for development of successful verbal communication, but without any blueprint guiding recognition of the printed word.
It’s that time of the year again when the nation’s top two football teams battle it out on the gridiron in pursuit of the shiny Super Bowl trophy. And while this Sunday may be all about lounging and snacking for many families, there is a way you can help your child find out more about the game by taking inspiration from the field and turning it into a fun educational experience.
Research has shown that youth who have a mentor growing up are less likely to engage in risky behavior, and more likely to excel in their academics, participate in extracurricular activities and thrive in general. This January, in support of National Mentoring Month, you can help your child show his appreciation to his mentor through simple acts of gratitude.