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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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@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Dr. Natasha Burgert (@DoctorNatasha), of Pediatric Associates in Kansas City, Missouri, and Dr. Judith Owens (@BostonChildrens), Director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Boston Children's Hospital, to chat about the importance of sleep for kids' academic success. 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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#ToolkitTalk: Training Champions: Using the Olympics to Learn

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@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with Jocelyn Chadwick (@JocelynAChadwic), Vice President of the National Council of Teachers of English, @NBCLearn and the American Heart Association (@American_Heart), to chat about using the upcoming Olympic Games to help kids learn. 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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