Big Kids

Your big kid's ready for school! As your child's development continues, focus on kindergarten and education with tips to improve reading and writing, test taking, and homework. Make sure to talk about any potential school problems, such as bullying, school cliques, and peer pressure. At home, focus on family values by teaching good manners and money management skills, and use our printable Chore Charts to teach responsibility. No matter the age, your child may throw a temper tantrum, so consult our discipline tips, and satisfy picky eaters with our nutritious and delicious school lunch and snack recipes.

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16 Ways Your Kids Can Help Around Mealtime
Follow this handy guide to involving a toddler, preschooler, big kid, or teen in the kitchen.
5 Free Online Learning Programs for Kids to Do at Home
You don't need to create teacher-level lesson plans to make sure kids keep on learning at home. Here are a few free resources to take advantage of while creating a plan for keeping little ones learning outside of the classroom.
30 Journal Prompts for Kids to Aid Self-Discovery
Journaling is a great way for kids to practice their literary skills and explore their emotions. Get started with these creative and entertaining prompts.
6 Brilliant Ways to Disguise Learning as Fun
Plentiful playtime is essential to a child's development, with benefits ranging from improved mental and physical health to enhanced emotional well-being. And while playing simply for the sake of fun has myriad merits, it's also the ideal opportunity for parents to sneak in a bit of learning—especially in the long summer months.
3 Kids Found Abandoned in Texas Apartment with Skeletal Remains of 9-Year-Old Brother
"Been in this business for a long time and I had never heard of a scenario like this," a local sheriff said.
Cause of Death Revealed for California Family Who Mysteriously Died on Hiking Trail
John Gerrish, Ellen Chung and their 1-year-old daughter Miju were found dead alongside their family dog in the Sierra National Forest on Aug. 17.
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"I just want you to know that I love you and I miss you," K.D. Meucci, a fourth-grade teacher in Pennsylvania, told her students during a Facebook Live video.
Real-Life Teachers Share How to Use an iPad to Maximize Learning
Technology makes life easier, but it can also enhance your child's creativity, self-identity, and curiosity. Here, two real-life teachers share the best ways to use an iPad at home.

The Best Scholarships for Parents—Including Support Just for Single Moms

Pursuing higher education as a parent—especially as a single mom or dad—can be daunting and expensive. Here are scholarship programs designed to help lighten the load for parents who need a little help footing all the bills.