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Family Pets: A Series on Character-Building - #4. Experiencing the Natural World

Perhaps your children can’t wander unsupervised through a forest, but they can toss the Frisbee with the dog in the backyard.

Family Pets: A Series on Character-Building - #3. Learning to Care For the Vulnerable

Pets can provide such a wonderful opportunity to teach our children how to look out for and care for the interests of those weaker and less capable than ourselves.

Family Pets: A Series on Character-Building - #2. Learning Unselfishness

It's easy to forget that family pets can provide wonderful platforms for children to learn about unselfishness.

Family Pets: A Series on Character-Building - #1. Learning Responsibility

Here are some ways that you can use your child’s interactions with the family pets to teach and reinforce the character trait of responsibility.

Family Pets: A Series on Character-Building (and a book giveaway for MomThink readers!)

Parents often overlook the many opportunities for rich lessons that appear while caring for pets.

Do Early School Start Times Negatively Affect Children?

Have you observed a difference in the way school start times affect your children?

5 Schools That Are Approaching Education Differently, Part 2

MomThink recently highlighted 3 education programs that are approaching educational challenges in their area in unique and effective ways. Today, we are introducing you to 2 more.

5 Schools That Are Approaching Education Differently, Part 1

Five schools that are approaching education differently which caught our eye...

Summer Reading Lists for Students

Summer is a wonderful time for students to spend extra time reading and for parents to supplement the reading lists given to their children by schools. Need a little jumpstart? We’ve gathered five large reading lists to inspire your library visit.