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My Fourth-Grader Is Forgetful

My fourth-grader is so forgetful. He will either forget to bring his homework home or forget to turn it in. I found homework over a week old in his backpack after he specifically told me he turned it in. What am I going to do...

Inside the fourth grader's brain

What insights can neuroscience offer parents about the mind of a fourth grader?

Ask the Experts about fourth-graders

Find answers to your questions about academic problems and school-related behavior.

My Fourth-Grader Complains About Another Student

My fourth-grader comes home complaining about the student who sits next to him in class. Apparently they have their desks right next to each other and the boy who sits to the right of him is left-handed and they are always bumping elbows. Also he...

My Fourth-Grader Has Separation Anxiety

My child is in fourth grade and we are again going through separation anxiety. No changes have occurred in the home or our morning routine. But when she is expected to exit from the car drop-off area and go into the school, she freezes and...

How Can I Help My Fourth-Grader Communicate Better?

I am a single mother of a 9-year-old. My major concern for him is his showing expression, or rather lack of communication. If he doesn't get his way, he cries. His bad attitude has gotten progressively worse over the years. Do you have any...

Your child and technology: what your fourth grader needs to know

Fourth graders use the Internet, educational software, and other tech tools to build on core learning.

Top discipline mistakes parents of grade schoolers make

How to get your child to behave, and achieve more harmony at home.

Smart money: 7 ways to raise a financially literate child

With schools focused on core subjects, there isn't a lot of room for teaching financial literacy. If you want your child to be smart about money, it's up to you.

Teaching elementary schoolers self-control

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

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