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  • Immunizations and Vaccines

    RotaTeq Vaccine Prevents Diarrhea in ChildrenThe RotaTeq vaccine is recommended as part of routine childhood immunization in the U.S.
  • Toilet Training

    Trouble Potty Training a Three-Year-OldThere are no hard and fast guidelines for when a child should be toilet trained. In general, parents provide the encouragement and guidance, but when a healthy child is ready, he will do it eventually.
  • Concerns About Homeschooling

    Questions About Time Spent and Tests Given in HomeschoolingEvery family approaches homeschooling differently. For parents who wish to have their children tested, standardized tests are available throughout the year, depending on the grade and type of test.
  • 6th Grade Homework

    Sixth-Grade HomeworkHomework can increase dramatically in sixth grade. Here's what you should do.
  • Dealing With Divorce

    First Christmas After DivorceA newly divorced mother asks what she can do to make the first holiday after the divorce as pleasant as possible.
  • Growth and Physical Development

    Has Teen Stopped Growing?Find out what's involved in determining whether a child has reached his full height.
  • Signs and Symptoms of ADHD

    Son Is Resisting His ADHD MedicationIt's sometimes necessary to give a child more complete information about ADHD and why medication is necessary for him.
  • Helping With Homework

    Homework Hassles!Our expert suggests how to keep a child on-task with his homework.
  • Gifted Education

    Gifted and BoredOur expert offers a number of suggestions to a gifted high-schooler who complains of boredom.
  • ADHD Treatments

    ADHD and DietLearn whether children with ADHD should avoid certain foods or be on a special diet.
  • Homeschool Reading and Writing Toolkit

    Teaching HandwritingAdvice from a homeschooling expert on teaching handwriting.
  • Homeschooling Support

    Early Signs of DyslexiaAdvice from a homeschooling expert on early signs of dyslexia.
  • Homeschool Reading and Writing Toolkit

    When a Child Isn't Ready to Read
    Advice from a homeschooling expert for a parent whose eight-year-old is having a hard time with reading.
  • Homeschool Reading and Writing Toolkit

    When a Child Has No Interest in ReadingAdvice from a homeschooling expert for a parent who is concerned about her son's lack of interest in reading.
  • Homeschool Reading and Writing Toolkit

    Reading on Grade LevelAdvice from a homeschooling expert on determining at what grade level a homeschooled child is reading.
  • Homeschool Reading and Writing Toolkit

    Teaching an Early ReaderAdvice from a homeschooling expert on teaching a six-year-old to read.