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.

16-year-old went to rehab for vaping addiction: 'I was out of control'

16-year-old went to rehab for vaping addiction: 'I was out of control'

When the teen, who lives in High Point, North Carolina, suffered a seizure a year ago, his parents sent him to an addiction rehabilitation program in Los Angeles.If your child is vaping and they are addicted to it, they’re going through a lot of shame.

9-year-old stuffs cheese into lip balm tubes for the ultimate sneaky snack

9-year-old stuffs cheese into lip balm tubes for the ultimate sneaky snack

On Tuesday, Valerie Hahn tweeted a picture of the new innovation and it's quickly gone viral.“My 9-year-old daughter has taken an old lip balm tube and filled it with cheese so she can eat it in class," Hahn wrote with the picture.

4-year-old boy faces discipline for having long hair, sparks school dress code battle

4-year-old boy faces discipline for having long hair, sparks school dress code battle

Usually he just wears one but this was a special occasion, so I took more time on his hair," Woodley told TODAY Style .After meeting with her grandson's teacher at Tatum Primary School in Tatum, Texas, Woodley was asked to visit the school's principal to discuss a potential dress code issue.

TODAY analysis: More states requiring mental health education by law

TODAY analysis: More states requiring mental health education by law

Talking about mental health isn't taboo in Andrea McCabe's fifth-grade class at Chatterton School in Merrick, New York.On a recent day, Miss McCabe, as the children call her, lead the class in an exercise: "Everybody say, 'Stress,'" she instructed the students.

Mum welcomes girl home from school dressed as unicorn and we're loving it

Mum welcomes girl home from school dressed as unicorn and we're loving it

The costume arrived just before Madison was due to arrive home on the school bus, so Somer threw on the giant costume and bounced out into the street to welcome her daughter.

'I wasn't tired because I was a mum, it was a serious disorder'

'I wasn't tired because I was a mum, it was a serious disorder'

Michelle, now a mum of two, has a condition called Idiopathic Hypersomnia, an overwhelming desire to sleep .This is Michelle's story...As a child, I’d sleep during the day – anywhere I could.

Sister comforts brother who has leukemia in powerful photo

Sister comforts brother who has leukemia in powerful photo

“We had to put a lot of things on hold because we didn’t know what life was going to look like,” Beckett and Aubrey’s mother, Kaitlin Burge, told TODAY Parents .Aubrey and her brother Beckett Burge, who has leukemia, are best friends.

Five signs your child is in the wrong friendship group at school

Five signs your child is in the wrong friendship group at school

If you’re worried your child may be unhappy in their friendship group, or forming relationships with children who don’t bring out the best in them, it’s crucial to recognise the signs so you can offer support.

Mom makes relaxing bath for son after a bad week at school

Mom makes relaxing bath for son after a bad week at school

Laurie Koch, a Colorado mom of four, made a relaxing bath for her son, Kade, after a tough start to the school year.Koch posted an adorable photo of Kade enjoying his bath — and wrote about her son's hard time at school — on her Facebook page, Justifying Jane.

Finally, you can get an Uber for your mental load

Finally, you can get an Uber for your mental load

Let's face it: If you're a mum - especially a working mum- you know that sometimes life can be a juggle .Between kindy drop offs and client meetings and cheering enthusiastically at after-school sports, it can definitely feel like you need to be in 10 places at once.

School denies hot lunch to 9-year-old over unpaid balance

School denies hot lunch to 9-year-old over unpaid balance

Jefferson Sharpnack, 9, said he felt "a little hurt" when his school took his cheesy breadsticks away over a lunch debt.Cherry Hill School District in New Jersey suggested offering no food to families who had a school debt of more than $20.Bailey received loads of messages supporting her "win."

9 - 11: Answering children's questions about the attacks

9 - 11: Answering children's questions about the attacks

Sometimes bad things happen and we will never really know why they do, but the most important thing is to try to be as strong as we can be, and be good people in the world to try to make it a better place.

The Scandal of College Admissions

The Scandal of College Admissions

The U.S. News ranking is worse than useless, but fortunately, there’s an excellent source of information about where students have the best learning experiences: The Princeton Review’s annual report on the best 385 colleges.

Boy's homemade UT Vols shirt for sale on school's site

Boy's homemade UT Vols shirt for sale on school's site

Earlier this week, Laura Snyder, a teacher at Altamonte Elementary School in Florida, wrote about a fourth grader who crafted his own UT shirt on College Colors Day.“He was SO EXCITED,” Snyder shared on Facebook.

Christina and Ant Anstead welcome their first baby together

Christina and Ant Anstead welcome their first baby together

There's a new baby Anstead in the world!"Ant and I are so excited to welcome Hudson London Anstead into the world," she wrote alongside a photo of her cradling her newborn son.Christina and Ant Anstead.

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.

It's Princess Charlotte's first day of school — see the cute photos!

It's Princess Charlotte's first day of school — see the cute photos!

Princess Charlotte hides behind her mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as she arrives for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a photograph of Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning.

Michelle Obama shares back-to-school throwback pic with an empowering message

Michelle Obama shares back-to-school throwback pic with an empowering message

Michelle Obama just shared a throwback pic from her school days to stress the importance of a good education."It’s after Labor Day, so I’m thinking about all the young people heading back to school and reflecting on my own days as a student in Chicago," she wrote in the caption.

All grown up! Savannah shares Vale's 1st day of kindergarten

All grown up! Savannah shares Vale's 1st day of kindergarten

Savannah Guthrie posted a sweet photo on Instagram Thursday of her oldest child smiling bright ahead of her first day of school.Guthrie also posted an adorable photo of her and Vale showing off a very similar pose.

Study: September kids have advantage over August-born babies

Study: September kids have advantage over August-born babies

A study suggests that the month in which you're born may help you out in school .Research into the age of children as they start kindergarten found that students who are older than most of their classmates had an academic edge over their younger peers.

Back to School in the Era of Mass Shootings

Back to School in the Era of Mass Shootings

Now that your child is back in school, making time for yourself with activities you enjoy can help clear your mind and help you think straight.Many schools are practicing safety drills and active shooter drills to help children, parents and staff feel safer and better prepared for these tragic but rare events.

Students call out dress code hypocrisy when boys and girls face different rules

Students call out dress code hypocrisy when boys and girls face different rules

"Ashlyn wore similar tank tops last year with no issue, and the dress code does not specifically address strap width on tank tops," Mroz's mother, Donna Mroz, told TODAY Style .Her mother also mentioned that she didn't receive a call that day, even though parents are supposed to be notified of dress code violations, according to the school's handbook.

Craig Melvin admits he did this on his son's first day of kindergarten

Craig Melvin admits he did this on his son's first day of kindergarten

TODAY's own Craig Melvin illustrated that latter point perfectly when he shared what it was like to send his son, Delano, off to school Tuesday.

El Paso school teachers seek positive postcards for students

El Paso school teachers seek positive postcards for students

Teresa Garrett, who has been teaching fourth grade in the El Paso Independent School District for 11 years, says she came across a post in a private Facebook group written by fellow El Paso fourth grade teacher Elvira Flores, requesting postcards for her students.

Angelina Jolie had an 'ugly cry' when she dropped son Maddox off at college

Angelina Jolie had an 'ugly cry' when she dropped son Maddox off at college

Like many parents this time of year, Jolie, 44, couldn't hold back the tears when she said goodbye to her son Maddox, 18, as he headed off to Yonsei University in South Korea.

A Parental Primer for Understanding Diagnosis

A Parental Primer for Understanding Diagnosis

While I no longer work in a clinical setting as a school psychologist, I repeatedly overhear comments from parents that suggest fundamental misconceptions about psychological diagnosis and educational classification.

Where to buy school uniforms as more schools require them

Where to buy school uniforms as more schools require them

According to the Deparment of Education, more than 40% of public schools and pre-schools now require uniforms, and 26% of students in the United States were wearing them last year, according to Prosper Insights and Analytics.

Watch Katherine Heigl sing 'embarrassing' back-to-school cheer for daughters

Watch Katherine Heigl sing 'embarrassing' back-to-school cheer for daughters

She may be a star on the big and small screens, but Katherine Heigl is also one really relatable mama .If you need any proof of that point, just check out this back-to-school video the 40-year-old actress shared on Instagram in which she gives her girls a very sweet and oh-so-embarrassing musical sendoff.

School Shootings and Lockdowns: How do Kids Cope?

School Shootings and Lockdowns: How do Kids Cope?

To protect students in the event of an actual school shooting, schools hold lockdown or active shooter drills, where children learn to barricade themselves inside classrooms or crouch atop toilet seats to help them survive.During a lockdown or drill, schools need to tell students and teachers what's going on, Kennedy-Paine says.