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Ask the Experts about third-graders

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

My Third-Grader Won't Listen

I have a problem with my 8-year-old. I have to consistently repeat myself for him to do what I ask of him, whether it's getting in the shower, picking up his clothes, cleaning his room, turning off the TV, getting ready in the morning...

My Third-Grader Won't Take Care of His Pet

My third-grade son has a pet rabbit that he claims to love dearly. However, his efforts to take care for his pet are minimal. We struggle daily to get him to feed and exercise the rabbit (before and after school). Have we made a mistake...

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

From managing a mouse to using an online encyclopedia, your third grader will find technology an increasingly valuable learning tool.

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.

Play ball

How you can help at home: Practicing catching, bouncing, and kicking skills helps to build coordination and readiness for future sports teams.

Teaching elementary schoolers self-control

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

Family fitness

How you can help at home: Families can help reinforce healthy lifestyles with these easy activities.

Home Rules

How you can help at home: Have your child come up with household rules and learn about the importance of rules.