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WCPSS Adopts New National Football Safety Program

The Wake County Public School System will become the first school district in North Carolina to adopt a new, nationally developed football safety program for student athletes.

Backpack Safety for Back-to-School Season

Overloaded backpacks can cause back and shoulder pain, fatigue, muscle irritation, and more.

Help Your Child Build Confidence in Math

Help your child overcome math anxiety

Common Core: Your Questions Answered

Have questions about N.C.'s Common Core State Standards? We have answers.

Teaching Kids to Code

Reading, Writing ... and Coding? Creating the Next Generation of Programmers

Ready for Kindergarten? Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition

Plan ahead for the first day of kindergarten

Class Clown? Humor could be coping strategy for middle school

Encourage your child to find ways to help in the classroom and be a good friend.

Band Together Concert Raises $600,000

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall and John Oates performed in May at a Band Together concert that raised $600,000 for Communities In Schools of Durham County and Wake County.

Where to Find the Best Free Educational Videos Online

Educational videos can fasten a concept into a child's head much faster than a lecture or textbook. Here are some good sources for them.

Heritage High Teacher Named Wake County Teacher of the Year

The Wake County Public School System has named Heritage High School teacher Allison Reid the 2014 Wake County Teacher of the Year.

Discipline Strategies That Work for All Ages

Developing a strong bond increases cooperation and reduces defiance and the need for punishment.

When to Start Visiting Colleges

The ideal time for college visits for high-schoolers is when school is in session

Bragging Parents: When is it too much?

What other parents, and your kids, think of your boasts

Explore Varied Permanent Exhibits at Triangle Museums

The Triangle is home to quality museums. Expand your family's knowledge of science, history, culture and art at these permanent exhibits.

Carolina Parent and Montessori Children's House of Durham Facebook Chat

On May 15, 2014, Carolina Parent hosted a live Facebook chat with the Montessori Children's House of Durham. For those who missed this event, here's a transcript of the conversation!

When Your Child Lies

How to discourage your kids from lying

Preschool Students Participate in Cuts for the Cure

Students at Bright Horizons Family Solutions in Apex participated in Cuts for the Cure on Feb. 24.

Pushing Back Against Peer Pressure

Even young children feel pressured by peers

Harris Teeter Launches Education Giveaway

Harris Teeter has launched the Together in Education $100,000 Giveaway, which rewards customers for supporting schools.

Moving? Help Kids of All Ages Make the Transition with Ease

Age-by-age guidance on helping children take a move in stride

10 Tips for Landing College Scholarships

Expert tips for finding money for college

Understanding the Differences Between the ACT and SAT

Doing your best on college entrance assessments

Benefits of Transitional Kindergarten

Ask the Teacher: Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten?

Teaching Kids to Deal With Failure

Children have to learn to cope with failure, from losing a board game to failing a test.

Making Music Builds Brain Power in Kids

Benefits of music instruction can last a lifetime

January 2014 Tips and Product Picks for Children

Here's a look at some of our top picks of products that make life more fun or parenting easier. See these top 5 educational websites for preschoolers, too.

Durham Student Wins Community Award

Delecia Utley, a senior at Hillside High School in Durham, recently won a Community Builder Award from Durham's Partnership for Children.

Teaching children to do homework independently

How to get your child to do homework without mom or dad's help

Family Fitness Tips for Every Age

Family fitness tactics for kids of every age.

Avoiding math anxiety

Tips for tackling math anxiety
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