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For many children, the beginning of a school year might also mean being home alone until their parents arrive home from work. If your child is old enough and comfortable being home alone, you'll want to take steps to ensure they're safe and sound.
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To get an academic head start, here are some of the latest educational trends to hit the classroom this fall for students of all ages. They cover a range of categories including innovative lunches, jazzy school supplies, cool technology, and grassroots philanthropy.
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Some teachers in an area near Toronto are taking kids' snacks away or not allowing kids to eat them if they're "unhealthy." Parents are furious, and they've got every right to be. When a teacher makes the decision to disallow certain foods in their classroom, the result can be very unsettling.
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Parenting expert Alyson Schafer offers her best tips.
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From magazine covers to real life -- girls are still discriminated against. The reality is that young girls face more adversity than others due to their age coupled with their gender, making them one of the most vulnerable groups in the world.
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If you think your kid has a lot of homework, think again.
"Enjoy silence, then wish my kid was home to make noise."
"His eyes welled up with tears. I'll never forget his name, the look on his face."
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Your kids can help make these, too!
Finland's motto: more play, less work.
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"It’s a sad thing. Say a little prayer."
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“I am very saddened by this."
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It can start as young as six for girls.
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Move over trick or treat, there's a new gig in town and it's called trunk or treat. Originally started by church groups with the aim of providing a safer environment for trick-or-treaters on Halloween...
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And how to make sure the rest of the family doesn't get it.
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But we really don't see it.
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The first-born parents very differently than the middle child.
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Names in Massachusetts must be a max of 40 characters for no other reason than the limitations of their administrative software.
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Yet another photo of a multi-tasking mama goes viral.
She's one multi-talented lady.
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"In the age of such strong body shaming, I want to do all that I can to normalize a real body."
"So I think that you have a lot of negativity in these questions."
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“When I was 14, I got so much hatred that I tried to kill myself."
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1. They make their kids do chores.
The Canadian actor is one proud papa.