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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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Whether or not we support the use of Common Core approaches in today’s classrooms, it is important that we as parents come to understand where these methods are coming from and what they mean.

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To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we talked to some of our Parent Toolkit experts from across the country to hear their ideas for the best ways to celebrate teachers.

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This week, parents and students across the country are honoring their favorite educators for Teacher Appreciation Week. Hear from our NBC News colleagues as they share memories about the teachers and school staff that had a profound impacted on them.

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#ToolkitTalk: The Power of Play

Apr 20, 2016

@EducationNation and Parent Toolkit teamed up with @JenniferSMiller, Family and Educational Consultant at Confident Parents Confident Kids, & Jayne Greenberg (@FitnessGov), District Director of Physical Education & Health Literacy at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, to chat about the importance of play time. 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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Supporting Our Students: It Takes Everyone

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Did you miss our live event on April 14th? Education Nation and WBALTV hosted a town hall event for parents and community members to join together and talk about what it takes to support the students in our lives. Find out more about the event at and check out the online conversation below.

Join us for “Supporting Our Students: It Takes Everyone”

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7 Ways to Get Kids off the Couch

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In honor of National Walking Day, we spoke with Jayne Greenberg, the Director of Physical Education and Health Literacy for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and member of the President’s Council on Fitness, about the best ways to get kids off the couch and to get them to start moving. We’re sharing her tips with you here.

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