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How To Talk With Kids About Terrible Things

The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has children all over the country asking difficult questions. Here are a few tips for their parents and teachers.

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The Key To Raising A Happy Child

A new book warns parents: Stop micromanaging your kids. Think of yourself less as their boss, and more like a consultant.

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Smartphone Detox: How Teens Can Power Down In A Wired World

In an era when many kids get a first smartphone at age 10, psychologists say the devices have turned us into Pavlov's dogs — drooling for the next notification, buzz or text. Ready to dial back?

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Why Even Young Students Benefit From Connecting Globally

First grade teacher Kathy Cassidy shares why she believes it's important to connect her young students with learners around the world.

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How to Teach Teens About Love, Consent and Emotional Intelligence

A Harvard survey reveals that teens want more clear guidance about love and romantic relationships from their parents and teachers.

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What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids

Many of these experts are also parents, and their work informs their approach to making rules with their kids about phones, TV and other media.

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What’s So Different About High Tech High Anyway?

Students and teachers at High Tech High in San Diego explain what makes the charter network's schools so different.

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Teens and Tech: Distinguishing Addiction from Habit

The psychiatric profession is still divided, but there are treatment programs, apps and a new public campaign to address media overuse.

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How to Use YouTube Video Essays in the Classroom

YouTube video essays have a unique style and narrative structure. Quality video essays can be great teaching tools for the classroom, according to Tanner Higgin of Common Sense Education.

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8 Ways to Help Older Kids Develop a Sense of Imagination

As kids get older, the activities that cultivate imagination often get sidelined by the demands of academics. Professor Wendy Ostroff explains why imagination is so important and has suggestions for...

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A Tech Tool Designed For Collaboration Online And Offline

These teachers say they've found a digital tool that melds tried-and-true teacher practices with effective online collaboration.

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Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

We asked teachers, professors, a psychiatrist and a technologist for their thoughts, and we heard a range of opinions on one of the most "weirdly divisive" issues in education.

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How Tips via Text Message May Help Parents and Preschoolers Learn

Text “nudges” can boost literacy and numeracy among young children by reminding parents and changing their habits.

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How Trauma, Abuse and Neglect in Childhood Connect to Serious Diseases in Adults

Adverse Childhood Effects -- such as trauma, abuse and neglect -- have been connected to serious diseases in adulthood. Understanding childhood adversities can help educators, the medical community...

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