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.
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.
How to create a love for reading
Helping a child learn about the things she loves can foster a lifelong passion for reading, especially for beginning readers. This video explains how parents of beginning readers should support reading in any form, whether it's a storybook, comic book, or magazine. The video is most appropriate for parents of children in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
Helping your child choose good friends
Parents learn helpful ways to explain to their child about what makes a good friend and how friends should treat each other. Parents will also learn how to help their child communicate clearly to other children. The video is most appropriate for parents of children in first grade, second grade, and third grade.
Signs your child is being bullied
Kids won't always speak up when they're being bullied at school, so parents need to look for warning signs. This video teaches parents what to look for so that they can step in, talk to teachers, and teach their child how to respond to bullies. The video is most appropriate for parents of children in third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade.