The idea of homework over holiday break might make your child as bummed out as you, but some good can come of it. For the teacher, this can be a useful time to catch up on their own work. They can fit in everything they’re required...

Many parents struggle with whether to give their child an allowance. But the questions extend beyond “yes” or “no.” How much should you give? And how often? Should allowance act as a sort of payment for helping around the house? Should the amount be tied...

For every endangered species success story, it seems we hear about even more living things in danger. Many kids love animals, so it can be difficult to include them in this harsh reality. However, kids often get motivated when they learn that a beloved species...

A new school year means a new start, and a new chance to implement positive habits. So help your child organize homework to get started on the right foot. In the short term, good organization will help your child succeed in school by keeping track...

Many schools, not just private ones, require students to wear uniforms. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 20% of all public schools have begun to require school uniforms. That’s up from 12 percent in 2000, according to the US Department of Education. What...

Fidget spinners, the small, wheel-like devices that quickly spin in your hand with a flick of your finger, have become insanely popular. People of all ages, but especially school-aged kids, love them. The fidget spinner became so ubiquitous on the playground and in the classroom that...

The Presidential Fitness Challenge began in 1966 as the Presidential Physical Fitness Award. It became the President’s Challenge, sometimes called the Presidential Fitness Test, in 1988. In 2012, the Obama administration further modified it with the new name Presidential Youth Fitness Program (they key word...

Successful adults know that a good morning routine can boost success for the rest of the day. Similarly, kids have a critical period that can make any day a good one. For them, that time is when they arrive home from school. Quality after-school activities...