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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
6 Research-Backed Sites and Apps That Can Boost Your Kid's Report Card
For many parents and kids grading season isn't the slam-dunk, high-five, fist-bumping celebration you were hoping for. But you don't need to hire an expensive tutor or run off to the after-school... read more
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Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education | Mom of two
5 Teacher-Approved Apps to Boost Kindergarten Skills
If you have a brand-new kindergartner, you may be wondering -- or worrying about -- school readiness. Many parents of this age spend the weeks leading up to the first day of school practicing... read more
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Parents' Ultimate Guide to Tik Tok - including musical.ly
With so many social networks to keep track of, it's not surprising if your kid's obsession with the Tik Tok app leaves you scratching your head. So what is it exactly? Tik Tok is a free social media... read more
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What to Ask When Your Kid Brings Home a School-Issued Laptop
Good news, folks: You can cross off pencils and paper from your back-to-school shopping list. School-issued laptops and tablets are steadily replacing workbooks and practice packets. Yes, it's... read more
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Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
Video Games You Can Say Yes to After School
It's a modern-day dilemma: Do you ban gaming during the school week in hopes it will encourage more studying? Or do you use games as a reward for finishing homework but risk kids doing a rushed job?... read more
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Tara McNamara
Guest Blogger | Movie Reviewer | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Crazy Rich Asians"
Based on the best-selling book by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians is not only one of the best romantic comedies in a long time, it also marks a groundbreaking step for Asian and Asian American... read more
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Apps Stirring Up Trouble in Schools
Ask any middle or high school teacher about their classroom frustrations, and you'll probably hear "cellphones." Makes sense. Today, 95 percent of teens have access to a cellphone, and nearly half... read more
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So You Got a Parental Control … Now What?
You'd probably love to have a little more control over your kids' online lives. And sometimes -- like when they play multiplayer games, join social media, or binge-watch YouTube -- you'd like a lot... read more
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