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Autumn Crafts

Take advantage of the Bay Area’s awesome fall weather with a backyard campout, outfitted with fun crafts from Lakeshore Learning.

Get Your Teen to Listen to You

As a parent, it can feel frustrating when you realize your teen isn’t listening, especially since experts agree it is important to have a strong relationship with your teenager. Here's how to turn that around.

Preparing Kids for Success

In her most recent book, Madeline Levine outlines how parents’ concerns about their children’s future in a rapidly changing economy and society – and the resulting emphasis on grades, colleges and protecting or rescuing children from failure – is actually hurting kids’ chances of future success.

Running Away From Home

A staggering one in seven kids between the ages of 10 and 18 will run away, Here's how to prevent it and what to do if your child does flee.

Homeschooling Lessons From a Traveling Family

Eight months before the COVID-19 outbreak, this Mountain View family traveled to 41 countries over 54 weeks while homeschooling the kids. What they learned can help you!

Family Field Trips During the Pandemic

As most Bay Area students head back to class in distance learning mode, school field trips seem unlikely for the foreseeable future. Luckily, there are lots of Bay Area venues for family outings that are educational and fun.

Starting School Healthy in a Pandemic

Mask-wearing, check-ups and other important health topics for starting the new school year.

Are Pandemic Pods the School Solution?

Known as pandemic pods, micro schools, learning bubbles and other names, do-it-yourself small groups of learners have rapidly taken off as most Bay Area schools are returning to class online. But the pods have also come under fire. Here's why.

Favorite Books and Videos About Activism

A San Francisco mother, nurse and community activist recommends her favorite books and videos about activism.

Teaching Children About Activism

As the child of immigrants, the author saw the dreams and the struggles of her parents firsthand, and it fueled her passion for activism. Here's how she's passing the desire to effect change along to her child.

How to Support Your Child This School Year

Our Dear Teacher columnists offer advice on how to make the most of online learning.

Creating Your At-Home Classroom

Learn more about the role of sensory development in the classroom and find tips for how to set up a classroom at home that helps with online learning challenges.
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