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. Whether you like the idea of creating a gratitude journal or simply using a journal to inspire creativity, these fun prompts are an easy way to get started.

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.

Is Roblox Safe for Kids?

Kids can't get enough of the video game, which now has 150 million monthly users and counting. But if you're worried about its safety, you're not alone. Here's what you need to know, according to experts.

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden Hosts Virtual Event to Honor Teachers

The longtime educator has said she will continue her own full-time job as a teacher throughout President Joe Biden's time in office.

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I'm a Mom and Mindfulness Teacher: Here Are My Surefire Ways to Get My Kids to Calm Down

As a mom to a four and six-year-old, I am very familiar with chaos, tantrums, and big emotions. These are my favorite ways to help my kids find some zen.