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The do's and don'ts of discipline

Prepare your child for success by setting consistent, realistic expectations.

Inside the second grader's brain

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

Top discipline mistakes parents of tykes make

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

Ask the Experts about second-graders

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

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.

The best way to reward a child's good behavior

Want to change your child's behavior? Try creating a reward plan.

My Second-Grader Won't Follow Directions

My grandson yells at me when I tell him to do something (homework, change his clothes, eat, almost anything). He is very upset when I'm not around him, so it's not that he doesn't like being with me. I just don't know how to stop...

My Child Doesn't Care About Her Grades

My daughter has no motivation to do well in school. She loves going to school and loves math and science. But when it comes to getting good grades or even completing homework, she couldn't care less. Whenever I try to help her with her homework...

Teaching young kids self-control

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

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