Elementary School

TV in your child's room?

An estimated 71 percent of kids ages 8 to 18 have a TV in their room. Kids may love it, but new research has found eye-opening effects of kids' personal TVs on their health and academic success. More »

Parenting Dilemmas

Bipolar at 5?

When her daughter was diagnosed at age 5, she fought the label. But her once happy child needed help.

Parenting Dilemmas

3-letter word that'll change your parenting

This one word, says Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, has the power to inspire your child to do incredible things.

Academic Skills

What's so important about 3rd grade?

Stuck in the middle of elementary school, third grade is far more crucial academically than you might think.

Parenting Dilemmas

Po Bronson on the Power of Mom

Secret study reveals a difference between U.S. and Hong Kong moms that influences test scores.


The "right" way to teach reading

Research shows there's a strong, effective way to teach children to read. But is your school using it?

Health & Development

Too young to have a weight problem?

Melissa was shocked and dismayed to learn her child was so overweight. Here's what she did.

Parenting Dilemmas

Scary truth about feeling rich

Want to raise a nice kid — and give them everything you never had? Consider the research first!

Health & Nutrition

The link between hunger and obesity

Both problems are widely misunderstood. Yet another fact many parents miss: they're linked.

Health & Nutrition

Beyond the sandwich

Is your child skipping or dissing this lunch box staple? Try these high-protein alternatives instead.

Health & Nutrition

5 ubiquitous foods to avoid

Health alert! Steer clear of these dubious snacks and ingredients.

Health & Nutrition

School lunch, repacked

Tired of the old-fashioned lunch box? Here are 11 of our favorite kid-, planet- and parent-friendly picks.

Health & Nutrition

8 tips to make lunch healthier

As alarm over childhood obesity spreads, what's a parent to do?

Health & Nutrition

Counteracting fast food ads

Worried that your kids' eating habits are influenced by cartoon characters and snappy taglines? Here's how to build their junk food savvy.

Health & Nutrition

Reader tips: Healthy living

See the clever ways parents like you are teaching their kids about diet, exercise, and stress relief.

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