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  • 10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School
    Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. These early years of schooling are an important time for parents to be informed and supportive about their child's education.
  • 10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School
    As students grow more independent during middle school, it can be challenging for parents to know how to stay involved. Here are 10 tips.
  • 10 Ways to Help Your Teen Succeed in High School
    Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is still an important ingredient for academic achievement.
  • 5 Ways to Bully-Proof Your Kid
    Take the target off your kid's back with these smart tips.
  • 504 Education Plans
    If your child has special needs in the classroom, he or she may be eligible for a government-supported learning plan.
  • 7 Ways to Raise a Global Kid
    The world is big, but also small. Find out how to introduce your child to different cultures and ways of life.
  • Autism
    Autism affects a child's communication and social skills, behaviors, and ability to learn. There's no cure, but early intervention and treatment can help kids improve skills and achieve their best potential.
  • Back to School
    Kids often have a tough time making the back-to-school transition. Here's how to help them.
  • Backpack Safety
    As practical as they are, backpacks can strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they're too heavy or are used incorrectly. Here's how to help kids find the right backpack.
  • Balancing Academics and Serious Illness
    When your child has a serious or chronic illness, it's hard to think beyond the next treatment. But with planning and communication, you can help your child balance treatment and academics.
  • Getting Involved at Your Child's School
    Whether their kids are just starting kindergarten or entering the final year of high school, there are many good reasons for parents to volunteer at school.
  • Gifted Education
    About 6% of all U.S. K-12 students are considered academically gifted. Here are some ways to tell the difference between bright students and gifted students.
  • Help Your Child Get Organized
    Most kids generate a little chaos and disorganization. But if you'd like yours to be more organized and to stay focused on tasks, such as homework, here are 3 steps that make it possible.
  • Helping Kids Deal With Bullies
    Unfortunately, bullying is a common part of childhood. But parents can help kids cope with it and lessen its lasting impact.
  • Helping Teens Learn to Drive
    Parents play an important role in helping teens practice their driving skills and develop confidence behind the wheel. Here's how to help your teen become a safe driver.
  • Helping With Homework
    Tips and advice on helping kids and teens with classwork and problems at school.
  • Helping Your Child Adjust to Preschool
    The more comfortable you are with placing your child in preschool and the more familiar the setting is for your child, the fewer problems you - and your child - will encounter.
  • Helping Your Gradeschooler With Homework
    During grade school, kids start getting homework to reinforce and extend classroom learning and teach them important study skills. Here's how parents can help.
  • Helping Your Teen Decide What to Do After High School
    Helping to prepare your teen for life after high school is one of the most important tasks you will have as a parent.
  • Helping Your Teen With Homework
    Parents can play a crucial role in helping teens succeed in school by lending a little help, support, and guidance, and by knowing what problems demand their involvement and which ones require them to hang back.
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
    Some kids may be eligible for individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge. Understanding how to access these services can help you be an effective advocate for your child.
  • My Child Is Struggling in School. How Can I Help?
    Find out what the experts have to say.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Attending parent-teacher conferences is a great way to help your kids succeed at school. Here's what to do before, during, and after the meeting.
  • Play & Learn Center
    Play is the building block of childhood. It teaches kids about their world. Here, learn what activities inspire and motivate, and which toys are not only safer, but smarter, too.
  • Smart Toys for Every Age
    An age-wise guide on play and the toys that encourage learning, promote motor skill development, and spark imagination.
  • Talking to Your Child's Preschool Teacher
    Enrolling your little one in preschool can be a time filled with many questions. Find out how to establish an open, clear channel of communication with your child's preschool teacher.
  • Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media
    Before kids or teens hit "enter," make sure they know the rules when it comes to oversharing, teasing, posting personal info, and other online don'ts.
  • The Magic of Play: How It Inspires & Aids Early Development
    Learn why play is so important during the preschool years, and what you can do to foster your child's imagination.
  • Tips From School Nurses on Keeping Kids Healthy
    Encouraging hand washing is the best way parents can help keep kids and teens healthy during the school year, school nurses say.
  • Top 10 Homework Tips
    Kids are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in homework - here are ways to help.
  • What Is ADHD?
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood behavioral disorder, but it can be difficult to diagnose and even harder to understand. Here's information about what to do if your child has ADHD.
  • Your Child's Handwriting
    Even with great PC skills, kids still need to learn how to write by hand. Learn how to encourage good penmanship and help your child become a better communicator.
 

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