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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 Son Rushes Through His Work

No matter how hard I try to instill in my son the value of quality over quantity, he does not get it. He constantly rushes through his work and makes careless mistakes. He understands the work. It's the easy, silly things he messes up on...

Our 5 favorite fourth grade writing worksheets

Help your fourth grader hone his writing skills with these fun worksheets.

Our 5 favorite fourth grade reading worksheets

Build a deeper understanding (and love) of language that'll last a lifetime.

Your fourth grader and reading

In fourth grade, children read across subject areas, thereby building more complex research and analytical skills.

Your fourth grader and math

Real numbers in the real world: Fourth grade math emphasizes applying what kids know and knowing what they apply.

My Fourth-Grader Struggles With Reading

I have been struggling with my 10-year-old son and his reading for years now. I have tried different books, looking for what he likes to read, I've read with him, tried to be enthusiastic, but nothing seems to work. Now I am trying to...

My Fourth-Grader's Writing and Spelling Are Horrible

My fourth-grader's writing is horrible and has been since she started school. Her spelling is just as bad. She still spells by sounding out the words. When will this improve? No matter what I do she gets really frustrated and just quits altogether. I don't...

Your child and reading: A grade-by-grade guide

Keep tabs on what kids should be learning in reading, from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Math tips for every grade

Too many kids get math-phobic as they get older. Here's how to keep your child passionate about math from kindergarten through high school.

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