Why I cyberstalk my teens
One tech fanatic sets her kids free online and then spies on them relentlessly. Is this the right way to parent in the digital age?
Best and worst back-to-school purchases
GreatSchools readers list the best and worst back-to-school purchases they've ever made.
Digital tools that helps the family
A free printable guide packed with tools that'll whip your family's busy life into shape and set you up for your smoothest back-to-school season ever.
9 steps to a smart start
With a little planning, you can make going back to school simple and stress-free.
Tips on clothes shopping with your tween or teen
Back-to-school shopping with your tween or teen can be fun and educational if you start with a plan.
Packing for college
Help your high school graduate pack for dorm life with this handy list of needs.
Tween and teens brains
Kids understand that to get stronger, they need to work their muscles with regular exercise. Teach them the brain is like a muscle that can also be "worked out."
All about the teacher
When it comes to the quality of a child's education, a strong teacher can make all the difference in the world.
Switch schools or stay?
One mother grapples with transferring her kindergarten daughter to a new school.
How to choose a middle school (and how not to)
These three expert tips will help you make the best middle school choice for your child.
Private school vs. public school
Some differences between public and private schools are obvious. But deciding what's right for your child entails shedding light on the subtle distinctions many parents ignore.
School enrollment requirements
Find out what information you need to enroll in public, charter and private schools.
10 tips for getting the most out of homework
End homework battles! You can help your child take control of their homework load and get the most benefit from their assignments.
What to expect in the classroom
Find out what your child should be learning in the classroom.
Readers' bright ideas: Homework help
GreatSchools' readers share their ideas for avoiding battles on the homefront over homework.
Back-to-school night basics
Make the most of back-to-school night. It's a valuable opportunity to learn important information about your child's classroom experience.
How to prepare your child for preschool
Six ways to ease your child's transition into preschool.
Help your child eat a healthy lunch
When your child goes back to school you can't guarantee she will eat healthy food in her lunch every day, but there's a lot you can do to steer her in the right direction.
Bright ideas from our readers: Getting ready for a new grade
From workbooks to school supplies to finding the right teacher, our readers share their ideas for helping kids start the new school year off right.