Aug. 7, 2022

Back To School

Ready, Set, Learn

The Skills A Child Really Needs Before Starting Kindergarten

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Forget the ABC song and counting to 100 for no reason; a kid needs context before kindergarten.

School Choice

Private School Vs. Public School: Facts, Benefits & Statistics

ByHudson Lindenberger

The age-old debate about where to send your child to school is still causing headaches.

Parenting

Kindergarten Redshirting: The Complicated World Of Holding Preschoolers Back

ByLizzy Francis

The practice of redshirting is increasingly common. Whether it really helps kids isn't completely clear.

Parenting

5 Pros And Cons Of Charter Schools From An Education Policy Expert

ByAdam Bulger

An even-handed look at the most passionate debate in education.

Life

7 Ways to Improve Your Kid’s School Lunch

ByLauren Steele

Your kid's lunch is weak and they know it. We turned to an instructor at the Natural Gourmet Institute to help liven it up.

Life

What I Felt Dropping My Kid Off at School For the First Time, According to 11 Dads

ByMatt Christensen

It's a day of big emotions.

Parenting

How I Convinced My 7-Year-Old Daughter That School Is Awesome

ByGeorge Spiliotopoulos

Even she couldn't argue with his reasoning.

Parenting

The Trick to Getting Kids to Talk About Their Day? Hugs.

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Fatherly's resident family and parenting expert answers questions about mansplaining, plastics and getting a kid to talk about their day.

News

Hilarious PTA Signs Perfectly Depict Drop-Off Line Struggles

ByDevan McGuinness

Using humor and nostalgia, the PTA is determined to help parents learn the rules.

Life

I Was Bullied as a Kid. I Won’t Let the Same Thing Happen to My Sons.

ByJeremy Michael Wilson

How I'm using the painful lessons from my childhood to raise confident boys.

Entertainment

10 Movie Scenes That Perfectly Capture the First Day of School

ByBlake Harper

From 'Mean Girls' to 'Harry Potter.'

News

Hilarious TikTok Reveals How Parents Actually Feel After Leaving Their Kids At School

ByIsabella Bridie DeLeo

This is pretty accurate.

Entertainment

Why ‘X-Men’ are the Best Metaphor for First Day of School Anxiety

ByBlake Harper

Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters is all about figuring out how to fit in, even when you don't

Life

I Never Imagined Taking My Son To School The First Time Would Be So Brutal

ByAdam Dennis

"He was alone amongst strangers, screaming and crying. The guilt was overwhelming. I cursed his mother for being the working parent."

Back To School

How To Create A Morning Routine for School, Starting In The Summer

ByMatthew Utley

School morning routines should start in summer — and parents need to take it as seriously as kids do.

Parenting

How To Help A Kid Scared By School Shootings: Be Honest

ByPatrick A. Coleman

How do parents address legitimate fears of gun violence without exacerbating the harm done?