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School Years

Spotting the Signs of ADHD

Is your kid struggling in school? Does she have trouble focusing in class and on homework? It may be time for professional help.

How to Help Your Kid Deal With Stress Anxiety

How you can help your kid, and when should you see a professional.

The Best STEAM Toys for Kids

Gears will turn with these science, tech, engineering, art and math-inspired toys

The Path to the Right Private School

Where and how do you begin to find the right private school that is the best match for your child?

Books to Help a Reluctant Reader

If you have a kid who’s less than thrilled to crack open a book, these titles will help get the pages turning

Inspiring a Reluctant Reader

If your child is constantly glued to a screen or frustrated with reading altogether, these tips will help get the pages turning.

PBS Just Launched a 24-Hour PBS KIDS Channel

Now you can watch their favorite shows as a family any time on any device

How Much Homework Is Too Much?

A move to dial back homework in two NJ elementary schools is sparking a discussion about whether the extra work is helpful or harmful.

What to Do If Your Kid Is Struggling in School

You want to help, but how can you provide guidance without undermining your kid’s self-esteem?

What You Need to Know About PARCC Requirements

PARCC tests will soon be a high school graduation requirement for most in NJ. Here's what you need to know about the controversial assessments.

Inspiring Jersey Teen Samantha Rizzuto Gets Kids Excited About STEM

New Jersey teen Samantha Rizzuto talks about how she started STEM-CAM, an organization to gets young kids more into math and science.

What Teachers Wish Parents Really Knew

We talked to real NJ teachers to find out what they'd love to tell parents.

10 Things to Expect When Your Kid Starts Kindergarten

Gone are the cushy comforts of daycare or pre-anything. This is the big leagues. Maybe she’s nervous or maybe she’s ready. Either way, I promise, you can handle it.

The Pros and Cons of Full-Day Kindergarten

The debate heats up over whether kids need to be in school all day to prepare for first grade, or if half-day is a better option.

The Best New Books for Summer Reading

We asked local librarians to share their favorite new kids’ books. Put these titles on their must-read list.