Planning your teen's summer after 9th grade
How teens spend their time over the summer can be excellent fodder for college essays and applications. Now’s the time to strategically plan your ninth grader’s summer.
4 tips for helping tweens make friends
By teaching them how to recognize and be a good friend, you can help your child navigate the middle school social scene.
5 tips for summer socializing
The break from school is a great time for kids to hone their friend-making skills.
Math tips for every grade
Too many kids get math-phobic as they get older. Here's how to keep your child passionate about math from kindergarten through high school.
What’s your summer parenting style?
Should summer break be about R&R, hitting the books, or something in between? Identify your summer style – and how you can make it work to your kids’ advantage.
7 questions to ask about a summer camp
Not all summer camps are created equal. Here's how to avoid a summer horror story.
Is summer lowering your child's IQ?
Caution: while your kids are having fun in the sun, their brains may be at risk. Learn which summertime mind-melting hazards to avoid and get brain-boosting alternatives.
Summer programs take pressure off moms
They want it all: seeking safe, supervised, educational, and fun things for youth to do when school’s out.
How to help your kids explore their passions this summer
One mom's story of encouraging her kids to trust their instincts, be independent, and love learning.
Parents encouraged to push for summer, after school programs
After school and summer learning opportunities could be key to reducing achievement gap.
Infographic: how summer contributes to the achievement gap
See how a lack of summer learning activities from first to fifth grade widens the achievement gap.
Keep good eating habits going through summer
Fight obesity and brain drain with good nutrition. Your library may help.
Mom turns son's video game obsession into a learning tool
This summer, instead of fighting my son's video game obsession, I'm turning it into a learning opportunity. Here's my plan.
Educational summer activities for elementary school kids
How do you plan an educational summer without overscheduling or overspending? One mom shares her inspirations for a balanced summer for your elementary schooler.
Summer won’t addle my kids’ brains
With creative thinking, this mom of multiples shares her strategies for keeping her boys active and learning all summer long.