Parents & Kids

Handle with Care

From helicopter moms to snowplow dads, we are more involved in our kids’ lives than ever before. Are we better parents than our parents were? Or have we gone too far?

College Can Wait

Many local high school grads are taking a break before heading to college. But they aren’t sitting on the couch watching TV.

The Waiting Game

Some parents see postponing kindergarten an extra year as a lifesaver for their kids. Other parents view the practice as unfair. Who is right?

Going Public

Arlington’s public school system offers a wealth of options for students, but navigating the choices can be dizzying. Here are some pointers.

Crowd Control

Arlington’s public schools are running out of room. Will the school board’s $474 million plan solve the space crunch fast enough?

Lessons Learned

Kids aren’t the only ones who learn something new every day. Six veteran educators share their best takeaways.

Old School

Some families revere ATS as the holy grail of magnet schools. One local parent sought to find out why.

Girl Trouble

A teen girl armed with a cellphone and a grudge can wreak havoc with devastating consequences. Many local families have the scars to prove it.