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    Empathy
    6 Tips to Talk to Your Kids About Disabilities
    Whether it's a classmate who is on the autism spectrum or a loved one with muscular dystrophy, your child probably has someone in her life with a disability that she might have questions about. No matter what the situation, it's important to be p...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • girl learning to write
    Penmanship
    6 Benefits of Learning Handwriting in School
    Is handwriting becoming a lost art? The new Common Core Standards adopted by most states in the U.S. make teaching cursive optional and up to individual states. The rise of technology in and out of the classroom means fewer kids are writing by ha...
    Erin Dower
  • gifted child struggling
    Coping With Giftedness
    9 Challenges Facing Gifted Children (and How You Can Help!)
    Has your gifted child been struggling with some social, emotional, or academic issues lately? Giftedness comes with a surprising set of problems, ranging from perfectionism and competitiveness to friendship issues. Learn about these common challe...
    Erin Dower
  • Child
    Penmanship
    5 Common Handwriting Struggles and How to Solve Them
    Handwriting is a complex skill, so it isn't surprising that many children have a hard time mastering it. Poor handwriting skills can make your child stressed and anxious, cause problems with his or her schoolwork, and keep him or her from wanting...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • parent, child prepare for test
    Anxiety Disorders
    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 ...
    Erin Dower
  • gifted child struggling
    Coping With Giftedness
    9 Challenges Facing Gifted Children (and How You Can Help!)
    Has your gifted child been struggling with some social, emotional, or academic issues lately? Giftedness comes with a surprising set of problems, ranging from perfectionism and competitiveness to friendship issues. Learn about these common challe...
    Erin Dower
  • Learning Styles
    Multiple Intelligences
    Is Your Kid a Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic Learner?
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that the incidence of learning disabilities in the general population is 15 to 20 percent. About 4 percent of children in the United States are classified as having a learning disability. Unfortu...
    Terry Farwell
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • ADHD tips for parents, mother and son using laptop
    Coping With ADHD
    6 Action Steps for Parents of Children with ADHD
    Provided by the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, the following steps are designed to help you make choices about the various treatment options for your child, based on the ...
  • ADHD treatment options, mother and son working together
    ADHD Treatments
    How Effective Are the Treatment Options for Children with ADHD?
    Provided by the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (CEPAC), based on their Action Guide for ADHD. Health experts estimate that ADHD affects between 6 and 16 percent of children in the U.S. — that's at least 5 million...
  • Summer Learning Tips for LD, boy on laptop
    Summer Learning
    Kick-Start Summer Learning: 5 Motivation Strategies for Kids with LD
    Having trouble getting your child with learning difficulties excited about summer learning? Here are some motivation strategies from psychology expert Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., that will encourage your child to dive right in to summer learning ac...
    FE Staff
  • Kids
    Creativity
    Child Who Talks to Himself
    A child who adopts behavior such as talking to himself is probably not in any real trouble, but it's worth exploring why. ...
  • Little girl holding paint brush while covered in paint
    Signs and Symptoms of Autism
    Spotlight: Creativity! Study Finds ADHD Kids Are More Creative
    Spotlight: Creativity! Study Finds ADHD Kids Are More Creative It's a belief many parents of kids with ADHD have long held — kids with ADHD are more creative than their non-ADHD counterparts. New research shows that what was perhaps once consi...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • School and Learning
    Autism Treatments
    5 Creative Ways to Finance Autism Therapies
    5 Creative Ways to Finance Autism Therapiesby Areva Martin, Esq.Nonprofit and health foundations. There are some organizations, like the United HealthCare Children's Foundation, that provides grants for autism services to middle- and low-income ...
    Areva Martin, Esq.
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    Helping Your Child with Autism Help Himself
    Helping Your Child with Autism Help Himselfby Areva Martin, Esq.Many of the seven principles of advocacy you are using to hone your abilities as a parent-advocate for your child with autism can be adapted to your child. Your child with mild, mo...
    Areva Martin, Esq.
  • School and Learning
    Signs of Giftedness
    Gifted Person, Average IQ?
    A gifted person might have an average IQ, but the question has a complicated answer. ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    Behavioral Guidance for Your Child with Autism
    Behavioral Guidance for Your Child with Autismby Areva Martin, Esq.Children with autism typically have trouble telling the difference between what should be done in private and what can be done in public. This confusion is caused by a cognitive ...