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Teaching elementary schoolers persistence

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

Nine steps to a smart start

With a little planning, you can make going back to school simple and stress-free.

Unpopular... in elementary school?

"Unpopular" wasn't a word I expected to hear, so young, and from my own son. I felt less equipped to handle the struggle over popularity than any parental challenge so far.

Help! My child has been reaped

Millions of children are already possessed by The Hunger Games trilogy, now the first movie is on its way. Has children’s media become too addictive - and too violent?

My Son Struggles in Class But Works Well at Home

I am very confused because my son works differently at school than when he is at home. The work his teachers say he struggles with in school is work he breezes through at home without a problem. The problem is mainly in math. I went...

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...

Screen-free week

Are your kids spending too much time sitting glassy-eyed in front of a screen? Are you? Here's how to turn it off.

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.

Charting a course to college

Getting kids ready for college means starting early and following a plan.

Helping your child respect the teacher

The right way to talk to the teacher about a problem.

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