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Here are some guidelines for giving your child the tools and strategies to develop a genius mindset, and achieve more in the classroom and beyond.
Tests and homework are generic -- so what does that mean for your kid's individual needs? Give him an educational boost with a personalized education.
Your baby is approaching the all-important one year mark and he's loud, proud and, at times, out of control. Use his blossoming independent streak to facilitate growth with these toddler development activities.
If you thought the end of kindergarten meant the end of all the arguments, tantrums, crying, ups, downs and in-betweens, we've got bad news for you. Children in first grade are bound to endure a storm of emotional whirlwinds. Some of it makes sense and some of it doesn't, but how you react can help your child through this stage of life. Check out this slideshow to find out what your first grader will do and what you should do.
You may have thought your child was social before, but you haven't seen anything yet! Second grade is the year when children truly become social creatures. They become immersed in their school lives, withdrawing from adults and forming circles of friends. For children, this is very exciting but also comes with some stress. For parents, it means that a whole new set of parenting skills need mastering. Read on to find out what happens in the social lives of second graders and how you can help your kid through this important developmental stage.
Along with the astonishing physical growth, the impressive new mental abilities and the heightened focus on friendships, third grade brings new emotional milestones for children. Some are welcome elements to the life of parents; some will drive you up the wall. The important thing is to know what's coming and how to react. Read this slideshow to learn what to expect from your child in this interesting, challenging, wonderful year.
When it comes to speech and motor development, why not take some tips from the insiders who know best?
How your child develops might have as much to do with the order in which they were born as it does with their genes or environment.
Is your child a visual or a kinesthetic learner? Here's how to use your child's strengths to build math skills at home.
Find out if your preschooler is developing normally, as well as what to do if you suspect she might be experiencing a developmental delay.
As soon as your child develops his motor skills, he'll be showing you his dominant hand. What should you do if it's his left one?
A child's artistic development follows a common pattern from ages two to twelve. Learning what's key to each stage will help you figure out what to keep.
Ever wondered why your child is fearless and outgoing, or shy and unresponsive? Attachment styles play a large part in kids' behavior and development. Here are ways to decipher your child's style, and help improve your relationship with your kid.
After four months with your baby, he's transformed into his own person, complete with likes, dislikes and new skills every day! Learn more about what to expect with these 4 month milestones.
Your blossoming baby is part comedian, part fire alarm, and part monkey by now. As she grows, she learns new skills every day. Learn what to expect of her budding development with these 5 month milestones.
This agricultural organization offers kids real live examples of math and science, as well as offering career development help and scholarships to teens.
Find out what teachers and development experts have to say about students transitioning into kindergarten, first grade and beyond.
Volunteering provides a wonderful way to give back to your community. It also gives your kids a personal perspective on some of society's larger issues, such as  homelessness and the environment.
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