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Partnering with your young child's teacher

How (and why) you should play a key role in your kid's school success.

Nine steps to a smart start

With a little planning, you can make going back to school simple and stress-free.

Teaching young kids persistence

How to help your children stick with it (no matter what).

Cool kitchen science: Handmade ice cream

Give your first- or second-grader a beginner's lesson in chemistry with a favorite, frozen childhood treat.

How Can I Motivate My Child?

My first-grader was recently tested for the gifted program and she missed it by 1%. The main problem is her motivation and not her intelligence. How can I motivate her to achieve? She does have the potential, but she gets distracted too fast from the...

My Son Struggles in Class But Works Well at Home

I am very confused because my son works differently at school than when he is at home. The work his teachers say he struggles with in school is work he breezes through at home without a problem. The problem is mainly in math. I went...

My Child Is a "Slow Poke"

My son went to kindergarten in a public school and has now started first grade in a private school. He is having a hard time finishing his work on time. Most of the kids in his class have attended this school since preschool and they...

How Can I Ease My Child's Test Anxiety?

My first-grader has terrible test anxiety. Every Friday she has a spelling test and does not seem to get upset over it, but if I or the teacher tells her she is having a test any other day she gets very upset. She will worry...

My Son Is Smart, Slow and Stubborn

My son is pretty smart and was just accepted into his school's "gifted and talented" program. The problem is he does everything slowly including copying a simple assignment, taking a bath and eating. He also gets extremely distracted. For example, when he is...

Screen-free week

Are your kids spending too much time sitting glassy-eyed in front of a screen? Are you? Here's how to turn it off.