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  • Article: How Boys and Girls Differ in the Way They Learn

    From the time they are in the crib, boys and girls demonstrate differences in their learning styles. Discover these differences in learning styles and how to identify your own child’s preferred style of learning.

  • Article: Six Steps to Teaching a Child to Appreciate Performing Arts

    Foster an early appreciation for the arts in your child with these suggestions on introducing your child to the joy of live performances.

  • Article: Boys: Not as Tough as You Think

    Why do so many boys seem to feel that being thick-skinned, tight-lipped, dry-eyed and in-your-face is the best way to live life and conduct meaningful relationships? The answer has as much to do with gender differences as it does with differences in parental behavior towards boys and girls. Here are some recommendations for nurturing the emotional, moral and spiritual development of your son.

  • Article: Musical Intelligence

    While it is uncertain whether listening to Mozart will increase your child’s IQ, early exposure and active involvement with music will increase your child’s musical intelligence. Here are some tips for fostering your child’s musical intelligence.

  • Article: Manners

    Rules about behavior and civility are both written and unwritten—and abiding by them is essential to success.

  • Article: The Benefits of Dramatic Play

    As most early childhood teachers know, dramatic play is an extremely valuable part of the daily curriculum. Read this article to learn some of the benefits of dramatic play.

  • Article: 'Values' Is Not a Four-Letter Word

    Regardless of political affiliation or faith, all parents want to instill good values in their children. Learn the importance of a moral education, plus tips on how to raise a moral child.

  • Article: Sounds of Silence: The Need for Quiet in a Child's Life

    With the busy schedules of extracurricular activities, children have fewer opportunities for unstructured free time. Children benefit from time set aside just to relax, restore and reflect.

  • Article: Parent Involvement For Working Parents

    If you area working parent, staying connected to your children’s school life can be challenging. Here are some ideas for ways to fit in school involvement around your work schedule.

  • Article: Bring the Learning Home

    Learning at home does not have to be time consuming. Short bursts of incremental learning can have a lasting impact. This article contains some suggestions for incremental learning opportunities.

  • Article: I Can Do It Myself

    When you let your child prepare or assemble his own food, he gains a sense of accomplishment and may even acquire a taste for a greater variety of foods.

  • Article: Imaginary Friends

    Find out what role fantasy friends play in your child’s development.

  • Article: Dealing with Dawdlers

    Is your child a dawdler? Discover reasons for dawdling and tips for how to deal with a dawdling child.

  • Article: Children's Sense of Time

    Time is an abstract concept to young children. Helping your child develop a sense of time gives him a feeling of control in his life and is fundamental to learning organization.

  • Article: Nurturing the Creative Mind

    Help your child develop creative problem solving and exercise her creative expression with these suggestions.

  • Article: Class Dad: Making a Difference in Your Child's Education

    The research is clear: Parent involvement makes a positive impact on the quality of our schools. Here are some ways you can get involved and make a difference.

  • Article: Homework Space

    Create a comfortable study space, and you may see your child's homework improve.

  • Article: How Can I Help My Child Be Creative?

    Creative children aren't just good artists--they're good writers, problem solvers and thinkers.

  • Article: Play Date Basics

    Plan a stress-free play date with these helpful tips.

  • Article: The Importance of Play

    It might look like a whole lot of silliness, but what's going on in your child's developing brain as she goofs off is more than child's play.

  • Article: It's Time for Decisions

    Learning to be a good decision maker is an important life skill. Use these tips to raise a thoughtful decision maker.

  • Article: The Comfort of Rituals and Routines

    Rituals are important to children. They help to give them a sense of belonging—to a family, a group, a religion, or a country. Children seek out rituals, especially in holidays and birthdays. They find comfort and joy in celebrating the same way every year.

  • Article: Ten Ways You Can Make a Difference

    Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their school earn higher grades, score better on tests and are more likely to attend college. Here are ten ways you can get involved in your kindergartener's education from the get-go.

  • Article: Preparing for a Parent-Teacher Conference

    You'll get more out of your parent-teacher conference if you do these five things to prepare.

  • Article: Arts in School: An Unfinished Masterpiece

    Shrinking budgets and an emphasis on testing have pushed arts education to the sidelines. Read what parents can do about it.

  • Your Kindergartener

    Even as your child skips off to school, you’ll remain his most influential teacher. Follow these tips for learning at home—you’ll see a world of difference in your child’s academic achievement.

  • Kindergarten: Ready or Not?

    Is your child ready for kindergarten? Educators and developmental experts agree that childred prepared with certain skills are ready for this big step.

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