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Study Habits

Got a procrastinator on your hands? Good study habits are essential for your child's learning. Use these tips to help him study for his next test or exam.

9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests

Test day jitters are striking earlier than ever. In most states, standardized testing aligned with the Common Core begins in second or third grade, but a few states administer standardized tests as early as kindergarten. Many children experience test day anxiety at some point, so learn some tips and techniques to help your child manage it from a young age. read more

ADHD, Organization, and Study Skills

Find suggestions and resources to help a child with ADHD get back on track in school. read more

Bad Attitude About Homework

Where homework is concerned, parents need to let their children see the natural consequences of their behavior. read more

Building Organizational Skills

Organizational skills are critical for children with ADHD or LD. read more

Confidence Booster

When your child pretends that he left his homework at school, his "forgetfulness" may be masking a larger confidence problem. read more

Daughters Overwhelmed by Homework

An expert describes a step-by-step approach for getting a handle on the homework workload. read more

Good Grades, But Slow Worker

Is your child's slowness with schoolwork affecting her confidence? read more

He Hates Homework!

Learn how to set rules for homework time and hand the homework responsibility over to your child. read more

Help Your Child Beat Procrastination

Help Your Child Beat Procrastination If Not Now...When? The countdown is on: read more

Home-Based Homework

Homework doesn't always have to be assigned in school -- you can set aside time each day for your child to read or write. read more

Homework Past Bedtime

Learn how to schedule homework before bedtime activities. read more

Homework: Setting the Stage

Advice to parents on setting some homework parameters. read more

Improving Time Management Skills

Improving Time Management SkillsQUESTION: read more

Poor Study Habits in Fifth-Grader

Find out what you should do when your child has poor study habits and poor retention. read more

Skill Assessment Form

Use this customizable form to keep track of the skills your children have mastered. Tailor the PDF to your needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing. New teachers will find this assessment form particularly valuable. read more

Son Forgets School Books

All children, especially seventh-graders, have to be taught study skills and organization skills. read more

Top 10 Skills for High-School Students

Whether you're a freshman or a senior, developing the following 10 skills will help you achieve success in school, in your chosen career, and in life. read more

What to Do When Kids Have Trouble Studying

What to Do When Kids Have Trouble Studying Vinny thinks studying means getting facts to stick in your brain, so he straps his math book to his head and waits forty-five minutes. When he gets an F on his test, he blames his teacher, his mother, and his cat. It never occurs to him to blame his methods. You can help Vinny develop a personal plan for studying that goes beyond the outmoded methods he devised during elementary school. read more

Workload in the Fourth Grade

Read about a typical workload for a fourth-grader and how to help him organize effectively. read more