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Partnering with your tyke's teacher

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

Teaching tykes self-control

How to help your children think before acting (and resist those marshmallows!).

Five tips to help your child love learning

How to send kids the right message (at the right time) about learning.

Words that teach kids how to play nicely

Learning how to play well means knowing the right words to say.

What Can I Do About a Child Who Disrupts Class?

Do you have any suggestions on what to do when there is a child in the classroom who has disruptive behavior two to five times a week? This child uses unacceptable language, screams and yells, throws objects, and takes things from other students while they...

How Can I Help a Child Who Throws Things?

My son is having behavior problems in school. When other kids bother him, he gets angry and throws things at them, like chairs and pencils. He also calls the teacher names and says he does not like her. Today he got suspended. I don't know...

How Can I Motivate My Child to Work?

My 5 1/2-year-old is currently attending kindergarten and had three previous years of preschool. He seemed ready for kindergarten, but the problem is his desire to work. Since preschool his teacher said that he was perfectly capable of doing the work, and when...

How Can I Teach My Talkative Child When to Be Quiet?

My five-year-old talks constantly. I am worried about him starting school and his ability to control himself. How do I help him to learn when it is appropriate to talk at school and when it's not?

Help! My Child Dislikes School

We have a kindergartner who does not want to go to school. She did not want to go from day one, and it is not getting any better. She does not like to sit still for very long, and she doesn't like to color or...

Help! My child won't listen

I have a 6-year-old daughter in kindergarten. Thankfully, she is social and outgoing. But I am now experiencing the downside of this, which is that in the last week she has twice been given a behavior mark at school for not listening to the...