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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.
Here are some important movement milestones for your fifth grade child:
The sad truth is that every school, whether public, private or parochial, has mean girls.  If you have a daughter, take the time to read this helpful article.
Does your kid have geek power? Give him some! Learn to help your unusual or loner child feel happy and accepted being himself, ready to yell out 'Geek Power!'
The brain of a first grader can be tough to predict. One minute, your little one has it all figured out, and the next, he's making no sense at all. As a parent, you may not know what to think. Luckily, we've got it broken down for you. Check out this slideshow to learn what first graders are like and what you can do with yours.
There are benefits of failure? Yes! Making mistakes is a hugel part of learning, in school and in life. Learn what benefits of failure lie in 5 school subjects.
A new study shows academic success may hinge on how many words you speak to your child. What's the magic number?
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.
Here are ten self-esteem boosters from psychologist and Education.com expert Laura Kauffman, Ph.D.
For hundreds of parents across the country, it's a huge problem to keep kids in class. Here's what you need to know about truancy.
What makes a good read for a toddler and what are some of the best books for young children? Here are our top picks.
Wondering about your fourth grader's social life?  Here's the skinny on what's going on.
Teens today are entrenched in the online world, but do they really know how to create, and control, their own virtual persona?
By preschool, children identify themselves as male or female, and gender differences in their behavior may already be apparent.
It's important as a parent to know what your preschooler is capable of understanding, so that you can form reasonable expectations.
Teens and trouble: think they go together like bread and butter? Well, you may be wrong.  Parenting tips on setting limits for your teen.
One of the best lessons parents can help their children learn over the years is how to cope with frustration. Here's how to get started.
'Does not play well with others.' Parents fear hearing this from a teacher. We all want our kids to grow up with a good circle of friends, and playing is key for young children. The good news is that almost all kids struggle to play with others as they negotiate the balance between their desires and that of others. It's normal. And as a parent, you can do plenty of things to help your child learn to play well with others. Check out these tips and your social butterfly will grow his wings in no time!
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