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Volunteering 101: How helping others helps your child

Volunteering can help your child prepare for college and a career, as well as build a commitment to helping others.

Highly enriched preschoolers: Should tykes take classes?

From singing to soccer, how to incorporate extracurricular activities into a preschool education.

Mean girls need not apply: The proof behind empowerment

Support programs help girls form positive relationships and avoid the pitfalls of cliques.

Bright ideas: Evaluating after-school programs

Our readers share their experiences with after-school programs.

Childcare watching hours: where is your child after 3 p.m.?

In 60% of American families with school-age children, both parents work outside of the home, leaving many scrambling for child care between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.

Fun ways to listen to music with your child

Websites for teaching kids about music (and math!).

Summer camp horror story

One parent's harrowing tale of a camping idyll gone awry.

The 5 most dangerous sports for girls

Girls' sports are on the rise. But as more of them step into a saddle, lace up skates, or put on a jersey, sports-related injuries are spiraling out of control.

The 5 most dangerous sports for boys

While team sports help keep boys healthy and active, there are also dangers. Learn which sports are the riskiest - and how to keep your son safe.

7 questions to ask a summer camp

Not all summer camps are created equal. Here's how to avoid a summer horror story.

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