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Teaching elementary schoolers persistence

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

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).

Unpopular... in elementary school?

"Unpopular" wasn't a word I expected to hear, so young, and from my own son. I felt less equipped to handle the struggle over popularity than any parental challenge so far.

Cool kitchen science: Handmade ice cream

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

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 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...

My Child Won't Do His Work

I got a call from my son's teacher. It seems that he won't do anything at school. He just sits there and won't do any of the work. I know that he's capable of doing the work. His grades were good in kindergarten and first...

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.

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