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Parent Helpers


Back to School

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement... and anxiety. Help calm your child's fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips. Get tips and activities.

Before Bedtime

Parents can help kids (and themselves) make the transition from dinnertime to bedtime with clear limits and easy activities that help everyone wind down from a busy day. Get tips and activities.

Boredom Busters

Parents often wonder why kids get bored - and how to respond. Here are simple ways to lighten the mood and (hopefully) get kids smiling again. Get tips and activities.

Cooking With Kids

Cooking together can be a delicious learning experience for children and their parents. Kids can explore new foods, learn about nutrition, and develop math and reading skills as they measure and read directions. These simple guidelines are designed to help you make cooking safe and fun, and to entice your children into trying something new! Get tips and activities.

Dinnertime Diversions

5 Ways to Make Cooking Dinner Fun for Everyone. Get tips and activities.

Fun with Food

Your mom probably told you not to play with your food. But play is the very thing that may get your own kids involved in healthy eating. Here are a few ways to make fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods fun. Get tips and activities.

Get to Know Nature

Even city-dwellers can learn to love nature with these earth-friendly ideas. Get tips and activities.

Healthy Eating

When was the last time your child sat down at the dinner table and said, "Gee, thanks for this delicious plate of healthy food! Can I have seconds??" We can't promise these tips will convert your picky eater into a fruit and vegetable fan, but they should make good food choices more attractive for everyone. Get tips and activities.

Keep Kids Active

The number of overweight preschoolers has doubled over the past ten years. Try these tips for keeping your child's day filled with activity and learning. Get tips and activities.

Let's Pretend

Harness the power of your child's imagination with these tips for interactive imaginative play. Get tips and activities.

Make a Difference

Go ahead: make someone's day with these little ideas. Get tips and activities.

Rainy Days

A little creativity goes a long way on gray days. When the walls are closing in and the kids are climbing them, try these tips. Get tips and activities.

Stop the Squabbles

Use these techniques to keep the peace at home and on playdates. Get tips and activities.

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