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April 2011

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Traditional Camp or Specialty Camp? Which One is Right for Your Child?

What is the difference between traditional and specialty camps, and how do parents know which camp program will mean success for their child?

Take Note: Keys For Students to Remember What They Read

Students who systematically take notes as they read retain more and do better on tests. Here are a few ways students can improve retention and sharpen learning.

Let the Voting Begin for the Children's Choice Book Awards

Children and teens are now able to cast their vote for their favorite books, author, and illustrator. Voting until April 29, 2011.

Teenagers Who Feel Like They Don’t Fit In Less Likely to Attend College

High school students who feel they do not fit in are less likely to attend college—particularly girls who are gay or obese

Protect Young Athletes On and Off the Field

A majority of parents of young athletes recognize the importance of sports safety, but lack confidence in their own ability and the ability of coaches to prevent and recognize symptoms of key sports injuries, says a survey released today to kick off Safe Kids USA Sports Safety Week.

Natural Disasters: Are You Prepared?

Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and wildfires can strike without warning. Being prepared for a natural disaster can ensure you and your family's survival.

10 Tall Tales about Bedwetting

Here are 10 myths to leave behind on your journey to dry nights.

Be Playground Smart! 5 Tips Every Parent Should Know

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) encourages all parents and caregivers to be vigilant and mindful as their children play and interact in America’s Backyard.

Depression, Teens, and Facebook

Social networks have become the place teens "hang out." However it can become a world of loneliness and a constant reminder of perceived shortcomings.

Half of All Children with Autism Wander and Bolt from Safe Places

The wandering and elopement survey found that approximately half of parents of children with autism report that their child elopes.

9 Eco-friendly Ways to Save Without Guzzling Gas

Nine eco-friendly ways to save without guzzling gas.

April Showers In Your Kitchen!

If you have a tea kettle and running water, you and your kids will have fun testing this science experiment and discovering the wonder of Earth's natural sprinkler system.