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If you suspect that your teen is stealing, it is important to figure out the underlying reasons. Here are some expert ideas for dealing with teens who steal.
If your child suddenly developed a me-first, gimme-gimme attitude once first grade hit, it's not a coincidence. Learn why first grade is the year that finishing first becomes first priority to children, and find out how you can deal with it.
There is an increasing population of male students who have developed a distaste for school. What's changed in American education over the past 30 years?
Here's a cheat sheet on where your child's writing skills should be at the beginning and end of third grade.
Here are ten self-esteem boosters from psychologist and Education.com expert Laura Kauffman, Ph.D.
Here's what you need to know about dealing with dishonest in teens.
'Bang, bang! You're dead!' Whether it's fake sword fighting, pretend gunplay, or a superhero scene recreated, parents may cringe at the idea of make-believe violence where kids pretend to kill each other. But there's more to pretend play than meets the eye, which is part of the reason you can't stop kids from doing it. Learn what pretend play means to children, and find out when you should step in.
There's a lot going on for third graders. School's getting tougher, their bodies are growing quickly and they're establishing an identity for themselves. Perhaps their biggest focus, however, is their social life. Their friendships become closer and more complex. They look past the adults in their lives and they look forward to seeing their friends, many of whom may stick around for years to come. It's an exciting time for them. For parents, there's a whole new set of things to know. Read this slideshow to learn about the social development of your third grader.
A new study shows academic success may hinge on how many words you speak to your child. What's the magic number?
Babies don't come with instructions, so much of being a new mom relies on trial-and-error. Learn how to avoid these common mistakes that new parents make.
It's important as a parent to know what your preschooler is capable of understanding, so that you can form reasonable expectations.
Wondering about your fourth grader's social life?  Here's the skinny on what's going on.
Wanting more class participation out of your kid? You can help your child develop class participation, in-class curiosity and confidence with these five tips.
Third graders are ready to really learn about physical education. Here are some examples of third grade movement milestones:
Making the jump to kindergarten is a huge milestone for children. They are well aware that they are growing up, and they're eager to learn new things and take on new responsibilities. But while their school lives are moving faster than ever, they are still at an early stage of emotional development, which can make kindergarten a complicated, confusing time—for you and your kid. Learn what emotional characteristics you can expect, and get a few tips on what you can do about them.
No one would describe the typical teenager as a particularly rational creature. But some behavior is normal, while some may point to a deeper problem.
From biting to throwing food, some child milestones can be really grating. Read on to learn why kids do them—and what you can do about it.
By age five, girls are studious junior academics while boys are rough and tumble little terrors. That's an exaggerated view, but not a complete tall tale.
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