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Tips for Surviving Parent-Teacher Conferences

Four times a year, elementary school teachers nationwide invite doting parents to their classrooms for little afternoon sessions they like to call “Parent Teacher Conferences” (PTCs). Now, I realize most parents probably look forward to these chats; after all, what mother doesn’t like to hear how amazing her child is? But what about the parents with the children who are less than… perfect? How do they feel about PTCs?

Giving Kids "The Talk": The Best Advice I've Heard

When should kids be allowed to go on their first date? Should it be supervised? Should sex education be taught in schools? And if so, at what age? And how young is too young to expose children to these topics? Ugh, I don’t know! I’m with the vast majority of parents who hate to even think about their kids growing up and starting to date, let alone doing anything else!