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At first glance, grade retention may look like old-fashioned common sense: Fail the year? Just do it over!
One of the lessons that preschoolers need to learn is how to respect the belongings of others. Here are expert tips on teaching your child respectful behavior.
Educators use milestones as possible indicators for learning disabilities. Here is a list of red flags to look out for in kindergarten.
Lack of sleep can cause more than just sluggish brains: sleep deprived students are at higher risk of developing the behavioral symptoms of ADHD.
Here's a cheat sheet on what your child's social studies curriculum should be at the beginning and end of third grade.
Are the books on your bookshelves gathering dust? Between doing chores and running around, it may seem impossible to find time to sit and read a story with your child. Find ways to squeeze in reading with these eight tips.
Experts are now acknowledging that the loss of creative childhood play is having some negative consequences.
'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.
Here are some tips to help your kindergartener deal with separation anxiety during the first days of school.
Here are 8 simple but effective tips to help your child work through her worries.
What are the issues driving the vaccine debate, and what do parents need to know before deciding for themselves whether vaccines hurt or help?
Boys are falling behind girls in school performance. What's behind the boy crisis, and how can parents and teachers help?
Try these simple activities to give your child a 'full-brain' workout.
According to the Girl Scout Research Institute, young girls enjoy math just as much as boys. Somewhere along the way, though, their enthusiasm gets quashed.
It's important as a parent to know what your preschooler is capable of understanding, so that you can form reasonable expectations.
Trichotillomania, or hair-pulling disorder, is a compulsive urge to pull out one's own hair. Learn how to help your child deal with trichotillomania.
My preschooler has started to intentionally say things to upset people, like 'You're dead!' or 'You're a bad guy!â What should I do?
Children being afraid of the teacher is a common occurrence. Here are expert tips for helping a child who is scared of her preschool teacher.
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