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Report Cards and Your Child

Report cards and progress reports may make kids sweat, but they're an excellent opportunity for you to praise your child for work well done, and they can help you identify problem areas to work on in the future. Here's everything you need to know about report cards and how to make the most of them.

Ten Tips for Talking About Your Child's Progress Report

Ten Tips for Talking About Your Child's Report Card

Get great tips for how to talk to teachers about your child's progress report.

Straight Talk with Your Child's Teacher

Straight Talk with Your Child's Teacher

Here are some simple ways you can communicate with your child's teacher easily and effectively this year.

School Burnout? 5 Ways to Motivate Your Child

School Burnout? 5 Ways to Motivate Your Child

Here are some simple tips to help you motivate your burnt-out kid and inject some much-needed enthusiasm back into her school routine.

Get Crafty with Homework!

My Favorite Subject

Whatever topic it was that made your teen want to put her thinking cap on, this activity helps her celebrate her favorite subject with a twist-on-a-classic yearbook.

Space Saver: Create a Notebook Holder

Does your child have a hard time keeping track of her notebooks? Here's an project that has your child upcycling empty cereal boxes to create a handy, one-of-a-kind notebook ...

Make a Homework Helper Bookmark!

Here's a quick and easy project that ensures your child won't forget his assignments--or his place in the reading. Have your child create a homework helper bookmark!

Make a File Caddy

Help your child get organized for the school year ahead and establish some important skills that will help him for years to come!

Make a "Study Time" Door Hanger

Help your child get ready for back to school with this fun fifth grade activity, which will get him in the groove to start studying and set the school year off right!

Decorate a Homework Clipboard!

This school year, have your child decorate his very own clip board and watch him do his homework in style!

Make a Homework Caddy Kit

For kids who prefer to do homework flopped on a rug, this practical caddy can make all the difference!

Practice Packing a Backpack Right!

Make sure your third grader can navigate the complex process of loading a backpack for school--and find everything he needs in it when he's home. Small steps now bring big ...

Make a Progress Portfolio

To help your child turn a critical eye to his own school performance, and motivate him to take responsibility for tackling his academic challenges, make a progress portfolio!

A Dinner Table Study Game

Here's a quick, engaging and fun game you can play around the dinner table to review several different school subjects.

Note-Taking Exercise

If your child is still writing too much in his class notes, help him out with this fun activity. Challenge your child to a word count war, and get in a screening of his ...