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Shoplifting vs. Downloading
With an overwhelming majority of children online and concern for their safety paramount, encouraging good judgment as they navigate their way through cyberspace is vital. Protecting kids with censoring devices, such as Internet filters and parental spyware, are becoming commonplace. But even technological solutions aren’t always enough. (read the story...)

Getting From B to A
Guidelines for parents to help their kids excel in math. (read the story...)

Help Your Child Build Great Homework Skills
By learning specific tools for time management, organization, and general homework skills, students will be well on their way toward homework success. (read the story...)

Helping Kids With Handwriting
In today’s fast-paced computer age, handwriting seems like a forgotten art. But the truth is that mastering handwriting sets children up for other learning successes. Handwriting builds confidence, teaches children to have an organized approach, and enhances their ability to communicate. (read the story...)

Off To a Great Start!
Here are 10 surefire steps to a successful school year... (read the story...)

My Child Has To Be Tested!
Maybe the teacher has contacted you. Maybe the pediatrician has raised some questions. Now they have agreed that your child should be referred for testing. What are they looking for? (read the story...)

Kid Ergonomics
When you're fit, you’re more productive. That’s true for children as well. Too-heavy backpacks and bad computer posture can cause physical imbalances which can, in turn, affect learning. (read the story...)

Friend or Foe?
Do schools attempt to meet all student struggles from within and reject tutoring as superfluous? Or do they embrace the part these outside professionals play and welcome them into the process? (read the story...)

“New Math”: A Guide Through the Maze
2 + 2 still equals 4, but why does my child’s multiplication look like rocket science? (read the story...)

Learning Styles: Which One is Your Child?
When parents observe their children's learning styles, it makes it easier to help them learn. It's also a good exercise to find out how you learn — since this could complement or contrast with your child's style. (read the story...)

Study Habits: Strategies for Success
It’s never too early to develop good study habits. Rather than waiting until it’s too late, improve your study habits now! (read the story...)

Homework Help for Kids (and parents, too!)
In an effort to help city kids get their homework done on their own and correctly, the New York Public Library has created a site, www.homeworkNYC.org, which offers academic assistance to students in grades Kindergarten through 12. (read the story...)

Playing the Math Game
Developing solid math skills is a necessity for all children. Students who take math early in their educational careers set a stronger foundation for success in school and throughout life. (read the story...)

Life After School
Many parents enroll their children in afterschool programs, whether they work outside or inside the home. (read the story...)

River Teacher
For West Nyack mother of two Laurie Seeman, Earth Day doesn’t come around once a year; it’s an every day affair. As a self-described “environmental artist, scientist and educator”, Seeman uses art to teach children to appreciate their environment and to act as its “keepers”. (read the story...)

Savoring Heaven and Earth
Budding astronomers can learn these facts and more when they blast off to the outer reaches of the universe at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s latest exhibit, Heavens Above: Photographs of the Universe from the Hubble Space Telescope. (read the story...)

Last-Minute Mom
You may be reading this issue in 90-degree heat, or at the pool, and you’re thinking, “Back to school already?” (read the story...)

Back from the Brink
A not-very-funny thing happened to me on the way to having three children. I had become quite chubby. Not just plump but soft, jiggly, mushy (read the story...)

A school grows in Brooklyn
The International School of Brooklyn (ISB), NYC’s only French/Spanish language-immersion school following the International Baccalaureate curriculum, is moving to a bigger space and adding first grade in September 2007. (read the story...)

The Joke’s on Brooklyn
The teacher is usually the one on the classroom who has to deal with the class clown. In Steve Solomon’s case, he was the teacher and the funny guy. And now he is capitalizing on his talents (read the story...)

New program allows families to “teacher share”
Have you ever imagined the benefits to your child of having a classroom-credentialed childcare provider instead of a nanny or mother-in-law — but assumed the costs would be prohibitive? (read the story...)

BAX Grows Up — and Down
Brooklyn Arts Exchange, a 16-year-old institution, has been ensconced on 5th Avenue in Park Slope since 1998. But it outgrew its location a few years ago. (read the story...)

FX Kids
The Young School of Design, the re-named and expanded Nykidsanimate, offers classes for ages 8-14 in comic bookmaking, special effects, filmmaking, and more. (read the story...)

Wise up, girlfriends!
According to a recent poll, 40 percent of teenage girls say that saving for college is their motivation to work during the summer. But along the way, pitfalls like credit cards, shopping, and treating friends hurt their chances to succeed. (read the story...)

Taking On The Bad Guys
One man’s mission to help kids deal with bullying. (read the story...)


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