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May 28, 2014

Year-round school and varying start dates for schools that do stick to seasons make it hard to plan events and vacations and (for writers, anyway) articles about graduation and back-to-school. Join About.com parenting experts Terri Mauro (specialchildren.about.com), Catherine Holecko (familyfitness.about.com), Katherine...


May 21, 2014

Filling out college applications, waiting for responses, and picking the right place is a marathon for high-schoolers -- and their parents, who may have different ideas of what constitutes a perfect fit. Join About.com experts Terri Mauro (specialchildren.about.com), Laureen Miles Brunelli (


May 14, 2014

You want your child to be independent, learn to make decisions, and develop life skills like dressing. But the result of all that "I can do it myself" is liable to be polkadots with plaids, shorts on snow days, and all manner of crimes against fashion. Join About.com experts Terri Mauro (


May 8, 2014

Does spanking have any place in a parent's disciplinary toolbox? Should teachers ever be able to hit, restrain, or isolate kids for behavior purposes? And if not, what sort of behavior controls can be put in the place of these no-longer-acceptable practices? Join About.com parenting guides Terri Mauro (