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9 Steps for Creating a Smooth Transition to Kindergarten

Read about the steps for creating a smooth transition to kindergarten for your child with a learning…

8 Steps for Creating a Smooth Transition to Fourth Grade

School can be challenging when kids start 4th grade. Follow these steps to help your child with lear…

10 Steps for Creating a Smooth Transition to Middle School

Read about the steps for creating a smooth transition to middle school for your child with a learnin…

10 Steps for Creating a Smooth Transition to High School

Teens may worry about the challenges of starting high school. Here are some simple steps you can tak…

9 Tips to Keep Grade-Schoolers From “Checking Out” at the End of the School Year

It's hard to keep kids focused on schoolwork and final exams as summer approaches. Here are tips to …

9 Tips to Keep Tweens and Teens From “Checking Out” at the End of the School Year

Kids with learning and attention issues can burn out as the school year ends. Use these tips to help…

Delaying Kindergarten: Experts Weigh In

Unsure if your child is ready for kindergarten? Experts talk about pros and cons of delaying kinderg…

Retention: Why Kids Are Held Back

You may be aware of the pros and cons of repeating a grade, but do you know why kids are held back? …

Repeating a Grade: Pros and Cons

Are you wondering if your child should repeat a grade? See pros and cons of repeating a grade, or be…

The School Says My Child Needs to Repeat Third Grade. What Can I Do?

Is repeating third grade right for your child? Find out what the alternatives are to holding your ch…

Third-Grade Retention Laws: What You Need to Know

Many states require third graders to read at a certain level to advance to fourth grade. Learn how r…

6 Steps to Prepare Your Child for Changes to Routine in Middle School

Middle school brings new schedules, more homework, a bigger building (with lockers). Here's how to h…

Helping High-Schoolers Find the Right Mix of Classes and Activities

Your child has lots of choices in high school. Find out how to help her select the right mix of high…

6 Tips for Calming First-Day Jitters in Grade School

Is your child nervous about the first day of school? Use these tips to help calm first-day jitters i…

5 Tips for Calming First-Day Jitters in Middle School

Is your child nervous about the first day of middle school? Use these tips to help calm first-day ji…

5 Tips for Calming First-Day Jitters in High School

Teens with learning and attention issues may be extra nervous about starting a new school year. Use …

7 Tips for Jump-Starting the Second Half of the School Year

Getting back into the routine of school after a holiday break can be challenging. Here are tips for …

5 Stress Factors for High-Schoolers Who Learn and Think Differently

High school can be extra stressful for teenagers with learning and attention issues. Find out what c…

My Sixth Grader Is Anxious About School. What Can I Do?

Middle school can make lots of kids anxious. Find out how parents can help ease anxiety about middle…

My Fourth Grader Seems Really Stressed Out. Is That Normal?

Are children in 4th grade prone to stress and anxiety? Learn how to spot signs of anxiety in fourth …

How Can I Help My Child With ADHD Make the Adjustment to Middle School?

Adjusting to middle school can be hard for kids with ADHD. Learn about the changes and challenges ki…

Tips for Calming First-Day Jitters in Different Grades

The first day of school can be frightening for kids of any age. And children with learning and atten…

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