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5 ways to boost your child's brainpower

Kids understand that to get stronger, they need to work their muscles with regular exercise. Teach them the brain is like a muscle that can also be "worked out."

When should kids start kindergarten?

Redshirting kindergarten - holding kids back to start school later - is increasingly popular. But does redshirting help, or hurt, a child? The research may surprise you.

What teachers look for in new kindergartners

Seven ways to get your child ready for school.

Seven ways music boosts that brain

Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.

Kindergarten: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your kindergartner's development with this handy checklist.

First grade: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your first-grader's development with this handy checklist.

Second grade: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your child's progress in second grade with this handy checklist.

Kindergarten: What your child should know

Follow your child's progress in kindergarten with this handy checklist.

How to prepare your child for preschool

Six ways to ease your child's transition into preschool.

Why are those girls so mean?

Why are adolescent girls so mean to each other, and what can parents do about it?

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