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The do's and don'ts of discipline

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

Inside the third grader's brain

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

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...

The best way to reward a child's good behavior

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

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...

Teaching elementary schoolers self-control

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

Three steps to getting your child to behave

Tired of shaming, blaming, and yelling at your child? There's a better way.

How can I help my children get along?

My 8-year-old daughter gets angry with her 6-year-old sister for no reason at all. She yells at her and says, "I hate you." Most of the time they play together just fine, but it's those other times that drive me insane...

Help! My Child Pulls Her Hair Out

My fifth-grader began pulling her hair out when she was in third grade. We first got help from her school guidance counselor and then her pediatrician. We take her to a nutritionist who gives her natural-herbal remedies, and we had her see a therapist (on...