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Teaching kids to follow directions

Help your child learn to follow directions - a skill she'll need in school and life

How to teach your child about self-control

Learning to control behavior can be taught from an early age.

Fun ways to learn self-control

These games and activities can help your child learn to control emotions and behavior.

How to praise tykes

The right (and wrong) way to cheer on your preschooler or kindergartner.

Do you need a parent coach?

Go, Mom, go! Could a parent coach turn you into the parent you always hoped to be?

Teaching tykes persistence

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

My Son Copies His 'Cool' Disruptive Classmate

My son is in awe of another boy in his kindergarten class. He constantly talks about how "cool" he is and tells me things he does that are "awesome." The problem is the things this boy is doing are constantly disrupting...

My Kindergartner Doesn't Apply Himself

My kindergartner is very bright. His teacher thinks he should be tested for gifted status. The problem is he hates to work and does not apply himself. He is reading well beyond kindergarten level and loves to read multiple books with me in the evening...

The power of play

As children slog though grueling schedules of enrichment and academics, researchers have found a connection between brain development and the very thing kids are getting less of.

Help build your child's confidence

Want to motivate kids? Make them the hero of a story about giving it their all.

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