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Teach In: 5 Great Ways To Support Teachers This Fall

Teach In: 5 Great Ways To Support Teachers This Fall

For as long as there have been teachers, there have been grateful students, parents, school administrators, district officials, and community members.

Talking to Teacher

Talking to Teacher

You have morning coffee friends, workout friends, even phone-a-friends, but should you have teacher-friends?

Off the Press: Teens in Nature, Ayesha Curry- No Kid Hungry

Off the Press: Teens in Nature, Ayesha Curry- No Kid Hungry

A new app from Palo Alto writer Betsy Franco, illustrated by her son Tom Franco, lets children think about midnight creatures and do gentle subtraction about which ones are hidden. Plus more...

Kids Culture: Playgrounds for Every Body

Kids Culture: Playgrounds for Every Body

Those who know a child with special physical or developmental needs know that sadly, not all parks are for all kids.

Understanding Transracial Adoption

Understanding Transracial Adoption

My favorite photo of me and my daughter is one where we are seated side-by-side looking straight at the camera.

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The Piggy Bank: The Affordable Family Vacation

The Piggy Bank: The Affordable Family Vacation

Summer is just around the corner, and for many parents that means time to break out the flip-flops and flotation devices and head to a sunnier climate with the kids.

The Bridge to Kindergarten

The Bridge to Kindergarten

A posting on the Berkeley Parents Network by a mother named Sarah in March underscored a common dilemma faced by many parents of children born in the fall. The headline: “Looking for a pre-K or bridge-K in Oakland.”

Win the Homework Battle

Win the Homework Battle

At Debbie Abrams Kaplan’s house, her children, who are both in elementary school, must finish their homework and practice their instruments before they can turn on the computer or play video games. Sometimes they don’t want to study, but they know the drill.

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Cooking for all kids

Cooking for all kids

Anthony Bourdain once ridiculously — and to many, offensively — called vegans “the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.”

First Year: Surviving Those First Shots

First Year: Surviving Those First Shots

Our beautiful baby girl is 2-weeks old and we just had our first visit with her pediatrician. She spent lots of time with us and answered all of our questions but I was embarrassed to ask about my biggest worry, which is starting shots.

The First Year: When Babies Prefer Mom

The First Year: When Babies Prefer Mom

Or new baby is only five-weeks old and is a really easy baby to take care of, except for one thing. She really prefers me (mom) to her dad.

Growth and Development: When is it Time for a Time-out?

Growth and Development: When is it Time for a Time-out?

The Doctor Is In

The Doctor Is In

What to include in your family’s first-aid kit

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