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Archive »0-3 Years

Finding the right care for your child

Finding the right place for your child to be while you are at work can be a challenging task. Traditional daycare centers aren’t for everyone and some parents need more care when daycare isn’t available...

The Changing Face of Preschool

By the time they reach 4, almost half of all American children are enrolled in a preschool, according to statistics from the National Institute for Early Education Research. But the preschools of today are a far cry from the preschools of yesteryear. Walk into a preschool classroom and you might feel a little bit overwhelmed. Mozart plays softly in the background, kids learn about classical arts, computers buzz with educational activities and, in some cases...

Archive »4-7 Years

Advice for hovering parents: Just let them play

You've seen them. The Hovering Parents. They are at school, the parent who wants their child's day scripted, for prior review and input followed by post day evaluation. They are in backyards taking over their child's fort-building project to do it more effectively and efficiently.

Preschool & Elementary: There’s an app for that

Unfortunately, children aren’t born with instruction manuals. But WhatToExpect.com, the online home of best-selling author Heidi Murkoff’s What To Expect When You Are Expecting has got you covered...

Archive »8-12 Years

Etiquette 101

Sheryl Trower, founder and president of the Etiquette School of Central Pennsylvania, says etiquette empowers people. Whether it’s children or business professionals, Trower says having good social skills and understanding etiquette can help anyone to shine in social situations...

Make sure toys are safe for kiddos

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following tips for parents who are buying toys for children...

Archive »13+ Years

Divorce and children

There was Heidi Klum and Seal, Arnold and Maria and now Tom and Katie. The couples make the headlines, but divorce doesn’t just affect the adults who hire lawyers to divide assets. It also affects the children.

Win $50,000 in the Own Your Look, Own Your Future prom contest

Teens have the chance to ‘Own Your Look, Own Your Future,’ in this contest that encourages students to make a prom outfit for the opportunity to win $50,000 cash. What could make a better ending to an already awesome evening? The contest is open to students ages 14-19 through June 15, 2011. Information and rules can be found at Facebook.com/Joann, Joann.com/prom, and in any Jo-Ann store. The contest is void in Maryland and Vermont due to state regulations.




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