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  • Kids
    Behavioral Problems
    Your Child's Behavior Away from Home
    Your Child's Behavior Away from Home You send your child out into the world (scrubbed, neat, and shining like the sun, though that's never certain), and from the time she's very little, she's got a life of her own. Friendships, rivalries, heartb...
  • Motivation
    How to Motivate an Underachiever
    How to Motivate an Underachiever Dino's been on the sofa so long he'll need surgery to have it removed. He's convinced that no matter how much homework, studying, or paying attention in class he does, he won't get good grades. He thinks that luck...
  • School and Learning
    Motivation
    Son Doesn't Care About School and Grades
    No one can make a child care about something. It may be time for this parent to change her focus. ...
  • School and Learning
    Concerns About Homeschooling
    Questions About Time Spent and Tests Given in Homeschooling
    Every 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. ...
  • School and Learning
    Helping With Homework
    Homework Hassles!
    Our expert suggests how to keep a child on-task with his homework. ...
  • School and Learning
    Gifted Education
    Gifted and Bored
    Our expert offers a number of suggestions to a gifted high-schooler who complains of boredom. ...
  • Teens
    Teen Stress
    My Parents Are Pressuring Me to Get Perfect Grades
    When parents behave like this, it can make a kid feel that the only time she is appreciated by her parents is when she gets high grades. ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • School and Learning
    Gifted Education
    Talking About Testing with My Child
    Parents often need to reassure a child in a low-key manner before testing, but should never force a reluctant child. ...
  • School and Learning
    Report Cards
    Parents' Custom Report Card Kit
    Parents' Custom Report Card KitHow Will You React? Whether it's As, Ds, or grades in between -- what's the best way to react to your child's report card? Read on to find your situation and a custom list of tips, along with ideas to help your chi...
  • School and Learning
    Study Skills
    Achieving Educational Success
    Achieving Educational SuccessIn my school life, I've been every kind of student. As a little kid, I was in love with learning. I would spend hours building things with my hands or talking about ideas or stories that got me excited. Come elementar...
    Jonathan Mooney
  • School and Learning
    Behavior Issues
    Teaching Kids How to Behave with the Opposite Sex
    Teaching Kids How to Behave with the Opposite Sex Proper conduct between the sexes can be puzzling and troublesome even for those of us who have had years of practice. Imagine how difficult it must be for children and teenagers. No area of etiqu...
  • School and Learning
    Underachieving
    Middle-Schooler's Grades Slipping
    Slipping grades might indicate a bigger problem than learning to adjust to middle school. ...
  • School and Learning
    Teacher/Child Relationships
    My Son's Teacher Is Too Tough
    The attitude you have about your child's teacher can affect your child's success with that teacher. ...
  • School and Learning
    Grade Advancement
    Skip First Grade?
    Skipping first grade is not usually advisable. ...
  • School and Learning
    Testing
    Timed Math Tests in First Grade?
    Are timed math tests appropriate in first grade? Read what this expert says. ...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • School and Learning
    Grades
    Freshman Grades Were Terrible
    When a student is embarrassed by his freshman year performance, he needs to perform a self-exam of his academic year. ...