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When we find new resources for parents, we'll post them here. Scroll down to see our complete list or browse the drop-down menu at left for special features.

Keeping Your Child Safe Online
Worried about the increasing amount of time kids are spending on the Internet-and who they're meeting there? Read our commonsense tips to help your children steer clear of danger.

Bus Safety
We all play a role in school bus safety. Here are tips to keep your child safe before, during, and after the ride.

Bring an End to Homework Hassles
If homework is creating friction in your household--or you just want some tips on how to support it--we've got your answers here.

Positive Discipline Works
Kids can certainly try your patience. Our eight positive steps toward better discipline can bring some harmony to your home.

Halloween Safety Tips
We've got tips to help you make Halloween spooky but safe.

NEA-PTA Parent Guides
Developed through a joint effort between NEA and National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), these guides provide parents and caregivers with fundamental tools to encourage their children's success in school.

Books Your Child Will Love
Want to recommend a book to your child or buy one as a gift for a nephew or granddaughter? Start with our top 100 books recommended by teachers.

Helping Your Child Perform Well on Tests
Tests are becoming more and more important. What can parents do to help their students do as well as possible? The answers may surprise you.

Ten Things Teachers Want You to Know
The National PTA asked teachers how parents could provide the most supportive environment possible. Here are the teachers' top 10.

When Your Child Has Special Needs
What if your child has special needs? An excellent guide from the Virginia Department of Education lets you know your rights and responsibilities.

Make the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences
Meeting with your child's teacher for the first time can be as awkward as a middle school dance. Our tips will help you know what to expect-and what questions to ask.
About the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs)
The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) play a central role in what your child will study. Find out more about the standards and testing program.

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