The 15 Best Podcasts for Kids

In 2004, the first podcasting service set up shop. By June of 2013, Apple had hit one billion podcast subscribers and podcasts were becoming commonplace in classrooms. Paul Harris, an educational expert at Harvard, says podcasts are usually written off as viable options for children because most people assume kids need a visual component to … Read more

15 Great Parenting Podcasts

Information on parenting is vast in our high-tech culture. Books, magazine articles, and websites all boast the latest, greatest parenting knowledge, and it can be overwhelming to weed through all of the words to find the true nuggets of wisdom. Another method of learning is podcasts, specifically those about parenting. In 15 minutes to an hour … Read more

The 10 Best TED Talks for Parents

Too often, the idea that children are the future is heard but rarely understood on a larger scale. Not only does this concept embody the fact that children will only get older and be responsible for the manner in which the world works, but it depicts that children are responsible for the influence of the … Read more

50 Thought Provoking Quotes About Parenting

[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Abraham Lincoln”] And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. [/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”S. Turner”] A parent will only ever be in 1 of 3 places; in front of you to cheer you on, behind you to have your back, … Read more

The Top 10 Reasons to Join Your Child’s PTO

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Though many parents are short on time, they still have a strong desire to become engaged not only in their student’s education, but also in their environment at school. Perhaps the single best way to make this happen is to join the PTO, which has traditional stood for Parent Teacher Organization. As its name implies, the PTO is concerned primarily with connecting teachers and parents so that they can better discuss the nature of their child’s education, the benefits and challenges facing the school district, and how volunteer efforts or any level of involvement might benefit all stakeholders in a dramatic, dynamic way.

Many parents know of the PTO, but they’re still on the fence about whether or not to join the organization and dedicate some amount of time to it. With many households relying on dual incomes and plenty of time spent at the office, it can seem as if there just isn’t any time to spare for involvement in this way. There are, however, plenty of reasons to join and plenty of opportunities even for the most time-constrained parents in a given school district. The top ten reasons to join range from academic benefits to personal fulfillment and beyond.

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