Choosing a School by Choosing a Neighborhood

Choosing a School by Choosing a Neighborhood

There is some truth to the comment, nonetheless, in that even in places like Canada, neighborhood schools vary as a result of differences in parents’ commitment to education , parents’ involvement in the schools, proportions of children with disabilities and for whom English isn’t a first language, and family stressors such as proportion of single-parent families, poverty, and more.

8-year-old girl's room gets the cutest reading nook — see the final result!

8-year-old girl's room gets the cutest reading nook — see the final result!

Cate Holcombe’s 8-year-old daughter loves to read , so when it came to decorating her room, finding a cozy spot to curl up with books was the top priority.Before: The room has a sloped ceiling, which Holcombe thought would be perfect for creating a reading tent.

3 Ways to Raise Independent Children

3 Ways to Raise Independent Children

As parents, we tend to be the Master of Systems, but what if we asked our children and teens questions like, “What kind of system or chart can we put in place to help you get ready in the morning?

Hoda Kotb returns to TODAY show after maternity leave

Hoda Kotb returns to TODAY show after maternity leave

In April, Hoda adopted her second child , a beautiful baby girl named Hope Catherine, and since then, she's taken time to appreciate every precious moment with her new bundle of joy.

The Four Keys to Unlocking a Great School Year for the Whole Family

The Four Keys to Unlocking a Great School Year for the Whole Family

You can use the first meeting to discuss ideas about routines for school days covering mornings, afternoons, homework, and how to spend free time during the week and even on the weekends.

Footsteps on the bridge that brought us home

Footsteps on the bridge that brought us home

After his mother was paralyzed by spinal cancer, his father built an 85-foot bridge at their home.Jared CrawfordIt’s a wooden bridge, nearly 40 years old and spanning the 85 feet that linked my boyhood home to the rest of the world.

When Worlds Collide: Clashes with Birth Parents

When Worlds Collide: Clashes with Birth Parents

Some grandparents have the child call them Mom, Dad, or a variation of that, while the birth parents are Mommy and Daddy.The birth parents may also threaten to take the child away without your permission.

The College Transition: 10 Ways to Be Present for Your Child

The College Transition: 10 Ways to Be Present for Your Child

Parents send their kids off to college with high hopes, wonderful intentions, and lots of new bedding, towels, and toiletries.When your college kids reach out to you, do a lot of listening.Your children will know that you have been listening if you remember details.

How a couple’s dream home turned into a chilling nightmare

How a couple’s dream home turned into a chilling nightmare

Miller St. and had restored it when weird, inexplicable things started to happen.“We thought we were experiencing a lot of paranormal activity at the house, which, telling you, sounds silly,” Aaron told the News Tribune.

How to Minimize Stress During a Move

How to Minimize Stress During a Move

Nothing is more stressful than knowing that you can only start moving into your new home at 8 a.m., but you need to be out of your apartment at 12:00 noon that same day.

Man allegedly sexually abused 13yo after luring her from Manly Wharf

Man allegedly sexually abused 13yo after luring her from Manly Wharf

A man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl he met at a Sydney ferry allegedly lied to a member of the public about their relationship.Police further allege the man told a member of the public that the girl was his daughter.

How to Help With Homework, Test, and Life Stress

How to Help With Homework, Test, and Life Stress

Additional strategies to support the child with test anxiety reinforce the child’s overall ability to calm down in stressful situations.Helping a child regulate negative feeling states such as frustration, anxiety, paralysis, feeling overwhelmed, and fear , affords him or her calming experiences that can be repeated and integrated independent of a parent.

Granger Smith's wife posts back-to-school message remembering son

Granger Smith's wife posts back-to-school message remembering son

Amber Smith, the wife of country singer Granger Smith, said she's experiencing the "full gamut of emotions" and is thinking of her late 3-year-old son as his older siblings head back to school.

Children Make You Happier -- Once They've Left Home

Children Make You Happier -- Once They've Left Home

The study also found that having children who still live at home can harm older parent's mental well-being, CNN reported.

Why Don’t Your Kids Change Overnight?

Why Don’t Your Kids Change Overnight?

You’ve tried and tried again to change your child’s behavior for the better, but nothing seems to work – sound familiar?The next step is to plan a goal - the changes you would like to see happen over a certain time frame.

Managing College Transitions: A Guide For Parents

Managing College Transitions: A Guide For Parents

It’s one of the most exciting, and scary, times in your parenting journey: sending your teenager off to college.Learn to expect and accept that this is a difficult time, as your teen becomes a self-sufficient young adult.

Parenting Adolescents and the Doing of Homework

Parenting Adolescents and the Doing of Homework

In general, I think homework belabors all concerned – a nightly school assignment for the teenager to do at home, a nightly task that parents must often supervise to completion, returned assignments that teachers must now check and grade, creating more paperwork to do.

Parents who lost 4 children in day care fire share heartbreak: 'This was my everything'

Parents who lost 4 children in day care fire share heartbreak: 'This was my everything'

The parents of four children who died in a fire at a day care center in Pennsylvania said they don't blame the center's owner, but were frustrated by reports that there was only one smoke detector in the home.

Savannah Guthrie wishes daughter Vale a happy 5th birthday

Savannah Guthrie wishes daughter Vale a happy 5th birthday

Last year, Savannah shared the story of how the then 4-year-old didn't want to go to preschool .“I tried to ask her, ‘Well, why do you not want to go to school?’ She said, ‘I want to stay home with you and Charley and Daddy,’” Savannah told People.

Stranger helps sergeant rush home to see birth of first son

Stranger helps sergeant rush home to see birth of first son

Seth Craven, Eryn Glassey, Maureen George and Charlene Vickers during their eight-hour road trip.Seth CravenVickers believes that these good deeds are the things people will be remembered by.

Kids don't write letters anymore and it's their loss

Kids don't write letters anymore and it's their loss

The letters we exchanged always began as a series of one-way questions, everything we wanted to know but would need to wait a week or more to find out.

Best boss ever urges people to be kind during back-to-school 'circus'

Best boss ever urges people to be kind during back-to-school 'circus'

Earlier this month, the father of Olivia, 15, and Spencer, 12, posted an open letter on LinkedIn reminding people to be kind to one another during the transition from summer to school, which can be especially hard on working parents.

The elusive oxygen mask of motherhood

The elusive oxygen mask of motherhood

At thirty-thousand feet, the two-second manoeuvre seems entirely feasible, however back on the ground, where life is inherently unpredictable, I wonder what the oxygen mask of self care looks like, especially with little ones under foot.

7 things I wish I'd known before dropping my girl at college

7 things I wish I'd known before dropping my girl at college

I wrote this article two weeks after I dropped my oldest child at a huge university thousands of miles away from home.I went to the grocery store later that day and saw a friend who asked how my daughter was doing at college.

Ford restores beloved Mustang for dad who sold it to pay wife’s medical bills

Ford restores beloved Mustang for dad who sold it to pay wife’s medical bills

Seventeen years ago, Wesley Ryan decided to part with his beloved 1993 Ford Mustang GT when medical bills began piling up after his wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer."Coming home surprising my pops was a feeling and moment I’ll never forget,'' Jake wrote on .

Parents Who Listen Help Kids Thrive Despite Trauma

Parents Who Listen Help Kids Thrive Despite Trauma

A sympathetic parent has a stronger impact on a troubled child's educational performance than whether they eat regular family meals or live in a safe and well-kept neighborhood, said lead researcher Dr. Angelica Robles.

Rude awakening? How to get your kids ready for the first day of school alarm

Rude awakening? How to get your kids ready for the first day of school alarm

Other parents said that while they aim for a gradual, incremental transition ahead of the new school year, they mostly end up practicing the "rip off the Band-Aid" method by default.

What if Gen X and Millennials Had Been Raised by Sharents?

What if Gen X and Millennials Had Been Raised by Sharents?

Yesterday, The Privacy Project in The New York Times posted a video op-ed in which several kids and teens told their parents their concerns about "sharenting."

Sisters honor dad with funny obit: He loved ‘not wearing pants at home’

Sisters honor dad with funny obit: He loved ‘not wearing pants at home’

Kim Mulligan, 38, of Los Angeles, and Amy Mulligan-Schiripo, 33, of Dracut, Massachusetts, said that their father was always a jokester, so it was only fitting that he be honored with a funny obituary.Kim said that her dad's irreverent sense of humor definitely runs in the family.

Home birth: Lake Bell shares her birth stories

Home birth: Lake Bell shares her birth stories

Lake Bell and her husband Scott Campbell chose to have home births for their children, Nova and Ozgood. While Bell did not specify what "type" of midwife she had monitoring her home birth , Shores said it's important to make sure that a patient's provider has the right qualifications.