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Back to School Manners and Social Skills

Four easy tips for boosting your child's self-confidence and reducing their social anxiety to help them make and keep friends and feel more confident in different social situations.

Getting Started on the Advocacy Trail

Learn you are not alone and pick up a few tips as your start advocating for child.

Activate Good Calls on Triangle Residents to Volunteer During '9/11 Day of Service'

Locals are invited to to help out at over 80 service projects aiding numerous nonprofits and schools around the Triangle.

Aug. 20-23: Free Sports Physicals, Pop-Up in the Park, Metamorphosis Lesson and More

Get a free sports physical for your student-athlete, check out skate and Zumba demos, learn how caterpillars turn into butterflies, explore life on a dairy farm and get free museum admission.

Wake County Public Libraries Adds Sunday Hours at Select Branches

Beginning Sept. 1, four libraries will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.

First Day of School!

First day of school jitters? These books will get them excited about the first day of school.

Aug. 17-19 Chess 101, Milling Flour, Making Fabric Art and Observing Honey Bees

This weekend in the Triangle, play chess, learn how flour is milled, make fabric art and observe honey bees.

Mastering Time Management: The Hardest Part of High School

Figuring out how to use time wisely can be the bane of a teen's existence. Here are some tips that might help.

Constipation: Answering the ‘Hard’ Questions

How do babies and kids get constipated? What can you do? Here are some helpful F.A.Poos.

Screens in Schools

Tips to keep a check on digital learning, distractions

K-3 Teachers Getting New iPads for Upcoming School Year

Devices will track and improve students’ critical reading skills.

Movie Review: 'Christopher Robin'

As an adult, Christopher Robin reconnects with Winnie the Pooh and friends so that he can be a more balanced adult. He's become so absorbed in his work that he's forgotten how to have fun.

Aug. 13-16: Forest Bathing, Stargazing, Frog Watching and a Movie Under the Stars

Relax in nature in Raleigh, see celestial objects from a rooftop in Durham, learn about frogs and toads in Apex, and watch an outdoor movie in Chapel Hill.

Movie Review: 'Dog Days'

A sweet movie about people, places and pooches, but this one doesn't grab the attention of young children.

August 10-12: S’Morrisville, Paperhand Puppet Theater Performance, Tree Identification and a Movie Under the Stars

This weekend, celebrate National S’mores Day in Morrisville, catch a puppet show in Chapel Hill, learn to identify trees in Raleigh and watch an outdoor movie in Wake Forest.

Back-to-School Shopping That Activates Thinking Skills

Ways to get your child into school mode with a trip to the store.

Adjusting to a New Reality When You Learn Your Child Has Autism

A mom of twins discusses her experience coming to terms with life’s challenges and new realities after her son is diagnosed with autism.

Get to Know: Julianne McCollum

Julianne McCollum is the principal and “head quack” at Yellow Duck Marketing.

Movie Review: `Mission Impossible: Fallout'

Secret government agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies, as he tries to prevent the world from coming to an end

Marbles Sets Date for Kick-off to Kindergarten

Local students practice for first day of school at annual community event

Aug. 6-9: Storytime and Craft, Science Meets Storytelling, Music Discovery and History Stories

Hear a story and make a craft in Raleigh, watch a show combining science and storytelling in Durham, introduce your preschooler to music in Knightdale and more.

Don’t Regret Your End-of-Summer Vacation

8 reasons to leave the game at home.

What to Expect in Kindergarten

It’s more than just ABCs.

Aug. 3-5: Project Friendship Day, Arts and Crafts, a Farm Tour and a Creek Crawl

This weekend, participate in a community art project in Raleigh, make a craft creation in Apex, tour a farm in Durham and investigate a creek in Raleigh.

4 Tips to Transition to a Different School

New school? Tips to help your child navigate and kick off the new year with ease.

How to Prepare for the New School Year

Ease the transition from summer to the school year with this expert advice.

How to Talk to Your Child About a School Lockdown

A parenting coach weighs in on how to explain the purpose of a school lockdown drill to a child.

Why Recess is the Most Important Time of Day

Recess improves listening skills, develops the capacity to love, encourages social creativity and more.

Enter Our Back-to-School Contest for a Chance to Win School Supplies

Enter to win one of three age-specific prize packs as you prepare to send the kids back to school.

Win KIND Bars and Gear

Enter to win a variety of KIND bars plus some cool swag, including a KIND T-shirt and MiiR water bottle.
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Annual Guides

Education Guide

The all-new 2015-2016 Education Guide is packed with everything parents need to know to navigate more than 500 education options and resources in the Triad, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.