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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.

Raised by a Tiger Mom

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

Food for thought

Can kids eat their way to better grades?

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.

Should I Push My 10th-Grader to Play Sports?

My oldest daughter doesn't want to get involved in sports. She is in the 10th grade and I keep telling her, if you don't try things out now you are going to regret it when you get older and you will wish you had done...

How Can I Help My Son Adjust to College?

My son is going to college this fall, his first time away from home and on his own. My biggest concern is that he will not focus without his mother and me pushing him. How about some pointers to help him be successful without interfering...

How Can I Help My Procrastinating Teen?

My son is a 10th-grader in high school, and he barely pays attention in class, doesn't finish his work and rarely has any homework. He waits until it's almost time for report cards to come out and then hurries to find all his missing work...

What Can I Do to Reinforce My Freshman's Self-Esteem?

My high school freshman daughter, who by the way is a National Honor Society and straight A student, recently said "I no longer have stomachache problems and actually have friends because they don't think I'm a nerd." It is true, she is going...