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An epidemic of expulsions

California’s Kern County at leading edge of national debate over costs and benefits of harsh school discipline

The lowdown on sexting

Everything you wanted to know about this teen smut trend but were afraid to ask.

San Francisco lets students own up to misdeeds rather than face expulsion

How one big-city district cut suspensions and expulsions — and why they may rise again

Raised by a Tiger Mom

The author of a new novel explores what it's like to be the daughter of great expectations.

If you give a child an allowance ...

Ten tips for teaching kids how money makes the world go round.

How to raise a team player

Seven fun activities that teach kids the value of pitching in and helping others.

What's your parenting style?

Experts have identified four basic types: authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, and hands-off. Whatever your approach, here's how to make the most of your parenting style.

Partnering with your older child's teacher

How (and why) you should play a key role in your kid's school success.

How to praise older kids

The right (and wrong) way to cheer on your tween or teen.

Feeding eating disorders

How the new anti-obesity campaigns in our schools may backfire.

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