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One key 1st grade reading skill

Did George Washington have wooden teeth — or not? Using a nonfiction text, first graders should be able to find out the truth for themselves.


One key 2nd grade math skill

Your child's addition and subtraction skills this year will help your child with more complex concepts next year.


When Mom says yes and Dad says no

"We can't look like two heads as parents," says America's Supernanny Deborah Tillman. "It confuses the child." Here's how to fix this common parenting mistake.

How Angela Duckworth teaches her kids grit

The famed researcher and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance explains her "hard things rule," which she's using as a parent to instill stick-to-itiveness in her kids.


School lunch secret? Put an egg in it!

5 fun ways to add healthy protein into your child's school lunch.


Christine Carter on giving honest reassurance

Raising Happiness author Christine Carter explains how to respond to questions like, "Am I smart?" in a way that's both honest and constructive.


Carol Dweck on 3 things for true success

Telling children they're smart makes them believe "smart" is either something they have or don't have and so squelches motivation, says Stanford University psychologist and Mindset author Carol Dweck. Instead, explain to kids that if they're doing these three things, they are on the right track.


Carol Dweck on what to do when your child says, "I don't like reading!"

Read between the lines, says Stanford psychologist and Mindset author Carol Dweck. Why? Because kids mean something very different when they object to reading.


Don't let your child be a bully

Think your child would never bully others? Look for the signs - and solutions.

Three ways to share your high expectations with your child's teacher

It's important for parents to tell teachers about their high expectations for their child. Telling a teacher about high expectations raises the teacher's expectations of the student and helps the teacher understand what to do to help the student progress in class. This in turn will cause the child to work harder to meet the parents' and teacher's high expectations. This video shows how parents can communicate their high expectations to the teacher. It is most appropriate for parents of kids in third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade.


How to prepare for a parent-teacher conference

Meeting with a teacher can be a tense time for a parent, but parent-teacher conferences are an important way for parents to learn about what's going on in the classroom. This video offers parents easy ways to improve communication and make sure the meeting is worthwhile. The video is most appropriate for parents of children in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.


The basics of learning to read

This video helps parents of beginning readers understand how a child learns to read, from letters and letter sounds to understanding a story. It explains the five foundational skills of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. It also offers tips on how parents can help their kids practice these skills, and become a better reader. The video is most appropriate for parents of children in preschool and kindergarten.