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Kindergarten basics 3: Learning to follow directions

Give directions in a way your child will understand. Step 1: keep it simple!

Top discipline mistakes parents of tykes make

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

How to get children to control their behavior

Three ways to help your child to behave well.

Kindergarten basics 4: Helping kids learn to get along

Children who know how to solve conflicts have more friends. Here's how to help them with this important skill.

My 5-year-old's behavior is changing

Since starting full-day kindergarten, my 5-year-old has had a complete change in her behavior! She was a child I would brag about how blessed I was that she was so easygoing and laid back. I never had to raise my voice or ask her...

How playing games teaches kids good behavior

Games can teach kids key skills, life following rules, planning, and using their memory.

Helping your child learn good behavior

Letting children know what's expected of them will help prevent bad behavior.

How Should I Handle My Kindergartner's Bad Behavior on the Bus

My kindergartner and his classmates have been picking up a lot of bad behavior and disgusting physical and verbal expressions from some older kids on the school bus. As parents, we can't expect the driver to discipline them since he has to focus on the...

Ask the Experts about kindergartners

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

Partnering with your tyke's teacher

How (and why) you should play a key role in your child's school success.