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  • How USI Helps Teachers Thrive Teaching is one of the hardest jobs there is. Because a teacher is never just a teacher—you’re an expert, a role model, a guide. A pillar of the community. Wearing so many hats means you need a whole lot of support along the way. We’re proud to offer that support […]

    How to Help Your Kids Nail Their Homework

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  • It’s probably safe to say homework was not your favorite thing growing up. So, it’s probably not your favorite thing right now. But helping your kids with homework can end up having a huge and positive impact on them. Students with involved parents tend to have better attendance, better performance, and better behavior—all of which […]

    8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference

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  • As much as we love our children, let’s face it…they’re not the most reliable source when it comes to knowing how well they’re doing in school. How many times have you asked your child how school is going just to be met with a “fine” or a shrug of the shoulders? Parent-teacher conferences are important […]

    Bad Weather? 7 Tips to Entertain Your Kids Indoors

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  • It’s the dead of winter, and some days it seems the sun will never come out again. Especially if you have rambunctious kids getting restless at home. What can you do to keep them occupied when it’s too cold, gray, drizzly, or snowy to let them run around outside? Here are a few ideas that […]

    Celebrating the New Year Across the Globe

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  • The New Year is a time to reset, reflect…and celebrate! When you think of New Year’s celebrations here in the U.S., you might think of the ball drop in New York City, blowing noisemakers, toasting with champagne or sparkling juice, and maybe even sharing a little smooch with your loved ones. But have you ever […]

    ‘Tis the Season…to Give Back with Your Family

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  • We all have so much to be thankful for, and the holidays are a great opportunity to give thanks, count our blessings, and feel a deep sense of gratitude. But even more important than feeling gratitude is showing it. And you can do that by giving back—to a specific person, an organization, or the community. […]

    Get in the Spirit with These 7 DIY Holiday Decorations for Kids

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  • The festive season is nearly upon us, and we’re already starting to see all sorts of holiday decorations in store aisles and shop windows. There’s so much fun stuff out there, but on top of all the other holiday expenses, decorating may not make it into the budget. So why not make them yourself? It’s […]

    Protecting Your Kids from Bullying

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  • On some level, “kids will be kids.” And that means a lot of laughing, teasing, and joking around. But when does it cross the line? When does it stop being fun? When does it turn into bullying? In honor of National Bullying Awareness Month in October, this month’s article walks you through the basics of […]