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Your second grader and math

Building on the basics, second graders should be able to add, count, write whole numbers up to 1,000, and much more.

Yes, there's a right way to teach reading

There's a "right" way to teach reading, according to best-selling journalist Peg Tyre. So why are many students learning – or not learning - the wrong way?

The instant guide to time management for kids

Teaching children organizational skills is key to helping them succeed in school and life.

My Fifth-Grader Reverses Numbers When He Writes

My son is in fifth grade, and he still reverses some of his numbers. He doesn't reverse his b's and d's like he used to, but he still writes his 4s, 5s and 6s backward about 50% of the time. This doesn't seem to impede...

My Child Started Reversing Letters

My daughter has been writing since before she started school and was good at it. I was a stay-at-home mom and worked with her so that when she started school she would have no problems. Now that she has started school and I am a...

My Second-Grader Works Too Slowly

My second-grader works very slowly. We both work on her homework during the afternoon. She usually needs to do about three to four pages of homework. We start at 6:00 p.m. and she does not finish until 7:30 p.m. I don't know what...

My child forgets what she learns

I have a daughter who is having a hard time learning. She tries hard, but it seems that she forgets whatever she learns. Then I have to show her again and again.

How Can I Make Multiplication Fun?

My third-grader is struggling with the multiplication tables. Do you have any suggestions for making this fun?

My Fifth-Grader Shows No Interest

My daughter does very well in school but is not interested in anything anyone else wants to teach her, including myself. In any conversation she disconnects and simply does not listen. She's also very stubborn when I try to help her with homework.

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...