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  • School and Learning
    Transition to Middle School
    Is Your Child Ready for Middle School?
    Do you know whether your child is socially prepared for this school year? Take our quiz and find out. ...
  • School and Learning
    End of School Year
    Are You Ready for the End of the School Year?
    As you and your kids count down to summer vacation, how prepared are you for the year to end? Find out! ...
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    8 Printable Thank-You Cards for Teacher Appreciation Week
    Give any of these printable thank-you cards during Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week in May) or anytime during the school year when you and your child want to express your gratitude for a job well done! The cards go great with any of...
  • School and Learning
    Transition to Middle School
    Middle School: New Challenges, New Solutions
    Middle School: New Challenges, New SolutionsWhen Chris started middle school, I attended an orientation for incoming parents where I was handed a flyer called, "Easing Your Child's Transition to Middle School." I hand it out now myself in my pare...
  • School and Learning
    Transition to High School
    High School
    High SchoolWhether your kids are nervous freshmen or cool seniors, get the scoop on high school with our articles, tips, expert advice, and more.Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior -- we've got all the classes covered.From the hottest fashion tre...
  • School and Learning
    Underachieving
    Middle-Schooler's Grades Slipping
    Slipping grades might indicate a bigger problem than learning to adjust to middle school. ...
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    Teacher Appreciation Week
    Top 10 End-of-the-Year Gifts for Teachers
    At the end of the school year, it's nice to thank your child's teachers for a job well done! Here are 10 unique teacher gifts that are sure to delight your favorite educator. Most cost under $50. Include a nice note on one of these printable tea...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Encouragement
    Playing Catch-Up
    Switching school mid-year can cause academic difficulty. ...
  • School and Learning
    Transition to Middle School
    11-year-old Musician Suddenly Ignoring Academics
    It is not unusual for any student's grades to slip initially upon entry into junior high. ...
  • School and Learning
    Transition to Middle School
    Seventh-Grader's Grades Drop Suddenly
    The first year in middle school can be a traumatic transition for adolescents, especially if they did exceptionally well at the elementary level. ...
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    Anxiety Disorders
    How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School
    How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School Childhood anxiety has become more pronounced and prevalent in our children. In fact, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, one in eight children has an anxiety di...
    Rebecca Henry, M.A., LMHC
  • School and Learning
    Behavior Issues
    Balancing Rewards and Discipline with Your Middle-Schooler
    Is your middle-schooler having trouble in school? Find out which works better: rewards or discipline. ...
  • School and Learning
    Transition to Elementary School
    All Play and No Work
    Some students have trouble adjusting to the stricter environment of the first grade. ...
  • School and Learning
    Transition to Middle School
    The Pressures of Middle School
    The move to middle school can be tough, even for the best of students. ...
  • School and Learning
    Holding Your Child Back
    Retention in Seventh Grade
    Retention is rarely the best solution in seventh grade. Learn some other solutions in this article. ...
  • School and Learning
    Transitions
    Switching Schools
    Consider your child's opinion if he wants to transfer from a prestigious private school. ...
  • Kids
    Social and Emotional Development
    Social Progress
    Find out what to do when your child is academically proficient but socially and emotionally deficient. ...
  • Kids
    Social and Emotional Development
    Moving Ahead
    When a child is ready to progress academically, she may not necessarily be as emotionally well-developed as her peers. ...