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  • School and Learning
    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    How to Handle Teacher Conferences
    How to Handle Teacher Conferences James struts with a downbeat on the first note, low-slung jeans and baggy T-shirt framing his angular adolescent form. If he isn't downloading music on the computer, he's instant messaging his girlfriend about Fr...
  • School and Learning
    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    How to Get What You Want from the Teacher
    How to Get What You Want from the Teacher Big Fun In Little Chairs In many ways, a parent-teacher conference is like a bad date: The gnawing anxiety as you wait for the door to open. Your pounding heart as the teacher offers you a pint-sized chai...
  • School Forms Printables
    "Teacher, You're the Best" Thank You Card
    Print this free teacher appreciation card to thank your teacher for all the hard work this school year! Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, but it's nice to thank your teacher anytime. Check out more teacher thank-you ca...
  • School and Learning
    Parent-Teacher Conflicts
    High-School Teacher Trouble
    If you can't get through to your high-schooler's teacher, try contacting the department head. ...
  • School and Learning
    Writing
    Fourth-Grade Writing Troubles
    If your fourth-grader is having trouble putting more than four words together in a sentence, it's time to have a teacher conference. ...
  • Kids
    Dealing With Bullies
    Students Are Targeting 14-Year-Old
    In a serious situation like this, parents should insist on a meeting with all of their child's teachers, the school counselor, and others. ...
  • School Forms Printables
    Teacher Appreciation Week Thank You Card
    Print this free teacher appreciation card to thank your teacher for all the hard work this school year! Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, but it's nice to thank your teacher anytime. Check out more teacher thank-you ca...
  • School and Learning
    Gifted Education
    Gifted Son Being Punished by Teacher
    A parent seeks advice after the teacher tells her gifted child he must "earn" the right to receive more challenging schoolwork. ...
  • School and Learning
    Dyslexia
    Teachers Aren't Helping, Despite IEP
    When your child's teachers are an obstacle to the IEP, there are steps you can take. ...
  • School and Learning
    Relating to the Teacher
    Too Much Homework!
    Learn how to communicate with a teacher who assigns your child too much homework. ...
  • parents on sideline at kids soccer game
    Sports
    How to Deal with Intense or Inappropriate Parents at Kids' Sports Events
    It’s spring, and that means that if you’re a parent, your weekends may be spent on the soccer, baseball, or lacrosse fields. With all of the time that we spend taxiing our children to sports practices and games, keeping track of their sports ...
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  • School and Learning
    Grades
    Reversing Negative Academic Trends
    When a child's aptitude in a particular subject is declining, you can take steps to reverse the trend. ...
  • School and Learning
    Parent-Teacher Conflicts
    Son Isn't Ready to Graduate
    What can you do when a vocational school says your son is ready to graduate and you disagree? ...
  • School and Learning
    PTA and PTO
    Is There One Size of Cafeteria Table That's Best?
    The shape and size of tables make no difference if children aren't taught manners and respect for one another. ...
  • Thank you card
    School Forms Printables
    "Thank You, Teacher" Card for Female Teacher
    Print this free teacher appreciation card to thank your teacher for all the hard work this school year! Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, but it's nice to thank your teacher anytime. Check out more teacher thank-you ca...
  • School and Learning
    Gifted Education
    Teacher Abuses Gifted Child
    There are important and appropriate steps to take when a child complains of mistreatment by a teacher. ...
  • School and Learning
    Child's Advocate
    Legal Advocacy for Boy with LD
    There are several resources to turn to for help with legal advocacy. ...
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Giftedness
    Getting Help from Teachers for Gifted Child
    It is especially important that parents of a gifted child establish a collaborative relationship with their child's teachers. ...