Beyond the sandwich: lunch ideas
Most sandwiches get skipped, tossed, or otherwise disrespected. Give them a break with these high-protein alternatives.
Temperament in the classroom: helping each child find a good fit
Learn from an expert how your child's temperament affects his adjustment and achievement at school.
Take a spin around the globe to spice up your kids' lunches!
Take a spin around the globe to spice up your kids' rice, pasta, and greens — and turn your dinner into their lunches!
Countdown to back-to-school: get organized!
Take advantage of the end of summer with these few easy steps that will set up your family for a less stressful school year.
Back-to-school clothes: shopping for your young child
When choosing school clothes for your younger child, keep her comfort, safety, and growing independence in mind.
Are girls’ and boys’ brains different?
Science shows they aren't as different as you may think.
Bright ideas from our readers: back-to-school shopping tips
GreatSchools' parents share their secrets to successful back-to-school shopping.
My child won't talk at school
Our son is talkative and boisterous at home, but at school he won't talk at all — he'll only whisper to his teacher.
Navigating the rocky road of girls’ friendships
Parents feel anguish, too, as their daughters negotiate the social minefield of popular girls and other cliques.
Girl friendships | Through a child's eyes
Friendships are a huge part of children’s lives and one of the hardest things for parents to manage. How can you help your child navigate this murky terrain?
Parents are unsure what to do when son faces bullies.
As parents, we wrestled with what to say and do when our son started coming home wounded by bullies.
Tips to make school lunches healthier
There's a new kind of food fight erupting in schools, districts, and state legislatures as alarm over childhood obesity spreads. Here's how parents can get involved.
Best and worst back-to-school purchases
GreatSchools readers list the best and worst back-to-school purchases they've ever made.
Back to school: Avoid morning meltdown
Here's how the whole family can get organized for the busy year ahead.
Why are those girls so mean?
Why are adolescent girls so mean to each other, and what can you do about it?
What would your child do? | Caught being kind
Kids are learning emotional intelligence skills at school. But how will they act when no adults are around? It's not always easy to do the kind thing.
Empathy's poster child
Touched by an image of child slaves, a little girl pledges to do something about it — and turns her family upside down.