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Picking a Preschool

It’s the question that causes as many sleepless nights as a newborn’s feeding schedule: When is the right time to send our “baby” off to preschool?

Dealing with an Underachiever

While some students walk the rose-strewn path of high-achievement, others—of all abilities—fail to see why they should put forth that kind of effort. They question themselves: What’s in it for me? When will I ever use this? Why do I need to know that?

What Your Child’s Grade Card Really Says

When you get your child’s report card, you may wonder whatever happened to traditional ABC grades. Learn how to understand new grading systems.

Fire Up a Reluctant Reader

Children who read for pleasure acquire stronger vocabulary and writing skills and a better understanding of human nature and different cultures. Motivate your child to read by appealing to his personality and interests.

Secrets to School Success

Today’s academic world is competitive, but any student with the right habits can run the race well. With involved parents as positive mentors, children of all intelligences and abilities can be successful scholars.

How to Be the New Kid at School

Moving to a new house can be exciting, but for a child who has to change schools, that excitement can turn into nervousness. Taking a few steps before and after the move can help ease the jitters of being the “new kid.”

eReaders and Education

With today’s youth among the primary consumers of new technology, eReaders are quickly making their way into homes and classrooms, and the debate rises: What, exactly, are the pros and cons of digital books?

What NOT to do This Summer

It's the season of “brain drain,” when kids lose much of the skills and knowledge they mastered during the previous school year. How do parents beat brain drain?

Thank Teachers from the Heart (not the Wallet)

Teachers. Few people have such an enduring impact on the lives of our children or sacrifice so much for their benefit. They deserve our heartfelt thanks, and so we offer some thoughtful ideas to help you put a smile on a teacher’s face.

AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS: ADHD

Stepping out of the doctor’s office, arms loaded with pamphlets and prescriptions, you feel a little shell-shocked. Your child has just been diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). What do you do now?
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