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Can Happiness Courses Really Make You Happier?

When Krysta signed up for the UC Berkeley course The Science of Happiness, she didn’t know what to expect. The closest thing she’d done before was a personal development boot camp that had a bit of positive psychology thrown in. But after grappling with a fundamental disagreement in her marriage, she says the course…Read more… Continue […]

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Finally, Tools to Help You Decide What to Do About School

If you’re still wondering and debating what you’re going to do about school this fall, you’re not alone. For many parents, the deadline to choose among their options—whether it be in-person, all virtual or a hybrid of both—is days away. We’re all weighing the physical risks against mental concerns and the logistical…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Start Your Own Learning ‘Co-Op’ at Home

Usually, the choices are pretty straightforward—kids either go to school to learn, or they are homeschooled. Usually, at least one of these two basic options fits with your family’s lifestyle or your child’s needs. Until this year. This year, we’re scared for everyone’s physical health if the kids go to school, and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Judge Whether Your School District Is Doing Enough

I keep waiting for that moment when the image of what school will look like this fall goes from murky as hell to something at least sort of visible. In-person schooling comes with a huge community health risk. All-digital learning is difficult for some students and impossible for others. And some combination of the…Read more… […]

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Learn How to Teach Your Kids Life Skills With This Free Webinar

Most parents are probably burnt out right now on reviewing math facts and vocabulary words. I, personally, have been mostly focused on making sure my nine-year-old continues to read consistently and gets outdoors enough; beyond that, fine, play Minecraft. But one way we could be taking advantage of this summer is by…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s What Pediatricians Recommend for School This Fall

Parents everywhere are holding their breath this summer, waiting to see what school in the fall might look like. Sending kids into school everyday seems so risky for everyone involved; and yet, the thought of more weeks or months of remote learning is also emotionally daunting. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s What Pediatricians Recommend for School This Fall

Parents everywhere are holding their breath this summer, waiting to see what school in the fall might look like. Sending kids into school everyday seems so risky for everyone involved; and yet, the thought of more weeks or months of remote learning is also emotionally daunting. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s What Pediatricians Recommend for School This Fall

Parents everywhere are holding their breath this summer, waiting to see what school in the fall might look like. Sending kids into school everyday seems so risky for everyone involved; and yet, the thought of more weeks or months of remote learning is also emotionally daunting. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What the CDC’s ‘Guidelines’ for Reopening Schools Actually Say

As we wrap up this school year with virtual graduations and drive-by celebrations, parents everywhere are asking: What will school look like in the fall? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) weighed in this week with a list of recommendations school leaders should consider as they reopen during the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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