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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 12/14/2012

School shooting: How parents can help their children cope

What should parents do this weekend to help their children cope with the Connecticut school shooting?

By Tracy Grant  |  04:45 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut school shooting

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 08/30/2012

For same-sex parents, how ‘out’ to be at school?

The beginning of school is triggering questions for gay parents about whether to trailblaze or fit in, and gay activists are hoping parents be as “out” as they can.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:05 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Back to school jitters of a parental sort

Parents often have as much, if not more, back to school anxiety than their children. Why it’s more dangerous than the pint-sized version is explored below.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:48 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Advice for parents with kids heading back to school

Local Living published its annual back-to-school issue Thursday, with everything from computer chairs for kids, to school gardens, to easing back into a bedtime routine and advice for parents from teachers.

By On Parenting  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  back to school

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Dressing our kids into bankruptcy

A new report confirms that we are spending more on our kids’ clothes than on our own.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:07 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Back-to-school

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

School’s back in session, but not for long

On the DCPS calendar, there are at least four school closings and one early dismissal in the next seven weeks. What is a working parent to do?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  school calendar, school break, school holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Sidwell Friends parents fictionalized in “The Mother Daughter Show”

“The Mother Daughter Show” follows three mothers as they try to coordinate a school performance among a catty and demanding group. The “gentle satire” is written by a former participant of a Sidwell Friends’ event that inspired the book’s name.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sidwell Friends, private school culture

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Sarah Wu: Fed up with school lunch and with being anonymous

Wu, the once-anonymous blogger on “Fed Up With Lunch,” discusses her decision to reveal her identity, the reaction to her blog and what happens next in her quest to overhaul school lunch.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  school lunch, Fed Up With Lunch, Sarah Wu

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Peg Tyre: Five books for selecting the best school for your child

Tyre spoke with Eve Gerber from The Browser about books she thinks will help parents “get smarter about education.”

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:40 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School choice, educationa reform

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011

International Walk To School Day: Making it work everyday

The annual event is intended to encourage families to commute to school by foot.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fitness, Walking to school