Scared Of Math? Here's One Way To Fight The Fear

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Kids and grown-ups can both experience anxiety when it comes to math. One college professor has an assignment to help banish the dread.

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Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

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Many experts on kids and technology are also parents — and they don't necessarily hold themselves up as paragons for parenting in a time when screens are everywhere.

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Your Turn: When Parents Push Too Hard ... Or Not Enough

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As a parent, did you ever push your child in ways you now regret – or not push enough? Or when you were a child, did you ever feel pushed too hard or not enough? These were the questions we posed to you, our audience. Read the responses.

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Century-Old Decisions That Impact Children Every Day

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Alexandra Lange's new book has insights on the influence of school and classroom design on children's learning throughout history.

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What Teens Really Say About Sex, Drugs And Sadness

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A new survey of America's youth offers more than a few surprises — and raises some important red flags.

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A Guide To Parental Controls For Kids' Tech Use

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How do you make sense of all the different options out there?

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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a New Multi-Platform PBS Series, Reveals List of America’s 100 Favorite Novels

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Summer Reading on Your Mind? Check out this list!

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Duct Tape Wallet

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Is there anything that duct tape can’t make or fix? I don’t think so. Which is why this year for Father’s Day I say, swing by the hardware store and let some tape do the gift-y trick! Help your kids make this no-sew project for dad that’s as cool as it is crafty. Here’s the scoop on turning a few strips of sticky into a duct tape wallet!

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Matchbox Picture Magnets

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I love photos, I love fridge magnets and I love convenience. These are all three in one! The bonus is that they are really easy to make too.

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Popsicle Stick American Flags

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Make these mini American flags at home for a great Fourth of July craft that kids will enjoy. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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DIY Windsocks

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Just in time for spring, this windsock is made entirely of recycled materials, making this craft project easy, inexpensive … and waterproof! Decorate your garden, porch or front lawn with a weather-durable windsock in just a few steps.

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PBS KIDS Kicks Off a Summer of Adventure

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Fans of PBS KIDS will get a chance to see new episodes beginning Friday, June 6, through August 24, including READY JET GO!, the first-ever WILD KRATTS marathon and new specials from NATURE CAT and SPLASH AND BUBBLES, exploring themes such as the natural world and ocean animals’ migratory patterns.

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For Troubled Kids, Some Schools Take Time Out For Group Therapy

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A growing number of schools are offering training for emotional and social skills that can benefit kids in school and throughout their life.

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What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

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There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a "Goldilocks effect," where a cartoon may be "too hot" and audiobooks "too cold" for learning readers.

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A Degree With Zero Student Debt. Does It Work?

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The four-year results are in on Tennessee's free college initiative. Is this new data significant enough to sway the future of these free college programs?

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