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How Older Kids Can Improve Their Writing Skills

Helping older students improve their writing skills requires both excellent instruction and age-appropriate practice - and lots of it. An expert explains this in parent-friendly terms.

Child Development: 13- to 16-Year-Olds

Read about typical physical, intellectual, and social growth that kids experience during middle adolescence.

Self-Acceptance and Self-Esteem in Tweens: Beacon Street Girls™

In this engaging series, the author creates joyful, well-rounded characters in books for 9- to 12-year-old girls.

Which test is which? A guide for parents of tweens and teens

In middle and high school, students take a wider range of tests, and parents need to learn the difference between the PSAT, AP and ACT to help guide them.

Declaration of independence: Developing life skills for teens with LD

An expert outlines the skills your teenager with LD and/or AD/HD must develop to function as an independent adult, and how you can help.

When kids with LD Facebook

Children with learning and attention problems may blossom by using social-networking sites. Learn more about the potential benefits and risks for these kids.

Walk the line

Help preteens and teens stay healthy by establishing a routine for walking.

Homework resisters

Have school evenings become a brutal battleground? Here's how to transform any type of homework hater into a homework hero.

Home's cool, but what if your child has an LD?

Whether you're homeschooling or considering it, check here to see if your child still has special education rights.

Speaking of dinner

Family dinners aren't just about food. Learn how to boost your child's language skills one meal at a time.

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