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The surprising truth about roughhousing

Science now backs up what so many parents instinctively know: a spirited round of rough-and-tumble play is good for kids, helping them build academic, emotional, and physical smarts. Here's why.

Is the best second language Java, Python, or Ruby?

Coding languages are the backbone of our interconnected world. Here's why your kids needs to understand digital language - no matter what career they pursue.

Exercise and the brain

Think that sweating only benefits the body? Think again. Find out what the latest science says about intense physical activity and how it can help your child learn.

One R-rated movie you might want your child to see

The new documentary, Bully, captures a wicked picture of what’s really going on in schools: rampant bullying and the utter failure of adults to stop it.

Superstorm Sandy: How you can help

From basic needs like food and shelter to helping schools recover, here are five helpful, proven ways you can pitch in now to help repair the damage after the storm.

10 Mindful Minutes

Goldie Hawn's new parenting book tackles the task of teaching EQ to children.

Food for thought

Can kids eat their way to better grades?

Is your child gifted?

Unfortunately, it may depend on who you ask – and where you live. From IQ to behaviors, learn the many signs, both promising and troubling, of giftedness.

Teaching kids to stay focused under pressure

For some kids, when the pressure's on, the ability to focus turns off. Here's how mindfulness lessons can help kids bypass distractions to do their best.

Parent cliques

Sure, they make other parents feel left out of the PTA party. But the biggest surprise is the damage an exclusive group has on parents, kids, and an entire school community.

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