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6 Reasons to Keep Reading Aloud to Older Children

Reading to older children benefits both parents and kids beyond literacy.

Preparing Your Home to Meet the Needs of Your 3-Year-Old

Wondering how organize your home to help your three-year-old thrive? The Montessori Children's House of Durham shared tips in a Carolina Parent live Facebook chat.

Disconnect to Rediscover Playtime

There's no question that kids like apps, but are they actually good for them?

Helping Your Child With Reading Comprehension

WCPSS Makes Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Wake County Public School System has earned a place on the College Board's national AP District Honor Roll.

E-books and Classroom Learning

E-books can serve as a motivational force for children with a low level of interest in reading

Students Gain Creative Outlet in Triangle Philharmonic Association

Triangle Philharmonic Association harnasses talent of 500 middle and high school musicians whose concerts reflect their intensive training and creativity.

Motivating Kids to Read in Print and Pixels

Should kids learn to read in print or pixels? These tips encourage both skills at every age.

Lucy’s Book Club Receives Grant to Expand Services

Lucy Daniels Center's Lucy's Book Club program received a $24,000 grant in October from the Golden Corral Charitable Fund of Triangle Community Foundation.

How to Improve Your Child’s Vocabulary

Increase your child's vocabulary by having him or her read beyond school assignments

NC State Board of Education Adopts 10-Point Grading Scale for High Schools, Reduces Credit for Advanced Placement Courses

The N.C. State Board of Education recently approved switching to a 10-point grading scale at North Carolina high schools.

Communicating Effectively with Your Toddler or Preschooler

What's the best way to communicate with your toddler or preschooler? Carolina Parent's live Facebook chat with Montessori Children's House of Durham revealed answers.

Homework Help: Are Parents Too Involved?

If you make sure your child's homework is perfect, you may be doing more harm than good.

A Time-Tested Approach to Learning Phonics

Try the word family approach to learning phonics

The Benefits of Outdoor Play

Today's kids spend as few as seven minutes engaged in unstructured outdoor play per day

Understanding ADHD

On September 30, 2014, Carolina Parent hosted a live Facebook chat with Dr. Rebecca Jackson, Center Director of the Brain Balance Center of Cary, on understanding ADHD. Here's a transcript of the conversation:

10 Tips for Parenting With Confidence

Basic tools to help you approach parenting with confidence

Helping Kids Learn to Make Good Choices

Try these strategies for supporting strong decision-making skills, from toddlerhood through adolescence.

Help Kids Get Enough Sleep in a 24/7 World

Try these time-tested strategies for stepping away from the pressures of a 24/7 world so your child can find peace at the end of the day.

Separation Adjustment: Helping Children Say Goodbye

For both working and stay-at-home parents, helping a child adjust to being in new places is an inevitable step of early childhood.

Early Learning: The Importance of the First Five Years

On August 20, 2014, Carolina Parent hosted a live Facebook chat with Primrose Schools on the importance of early education and development for children during their first five years. Here's a transcript of the conversation:

Wake Forest Baptist Shares Tips to Ease Back-to-School Stress

6 parenting tips to help parents and kids get sail through back-to-school stress free.

Back-to-School Glue and Watercolor Art

DIY decoration just in time for back-to-school season.

Reading, Writing … and Coding?

Students of all ages in schools around the nation are learning coding, the practice of writing languages that computers understand.

Common Core Q&As

You asked, we have answers to your questions about Common Core State Standards in N.C. public schools.

Organize Your Disorganized Student

Help your children learn to focus on tasks at hand, prioritize and organize in a way that will help them throughout their lives.

Healthy Initiatives Catch On In Triangle Schools

From walking classrooms to spinach smoothies and organic gardens, Triangle public schools public schools are forging a path to health and wellness.

Service Learning: Empower Students to Change the World

When it comes to solving social problems, preschoolers and elementary students are often overlooked as people who can make a difference.

When Children Resist Going to School

Understand why your child is avoiding  school and learn the best strategies for helping him or her gain confidence and look forward to school.

Back-to-School Glue and Watercolor Art

Here is a quick and easy decoration to help get your child back into the school spirit.
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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.