Apathy and Underachievers

When Motivation Levels Differ: Motivating Your Kids Without Comparing Them

In many families, one child is self-motivated and directed while the other is not. How should parents help the unmotivated child without drawing comparisons to the i...

Why Are Boys Lost in the School Shuffle?

When it comes to school and learning, statistics show that boys are falling behind. Here's how parents can help close the achievement gap—and help their sons reac...

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Talking With Your Child About School

Resolving Student-Teacher Conflicts

It’s tough when a child says “My teacher hates me, and I hate her, too,” but it’s bound to happen at least once in every student’s educational life. Here a...

Have a Conversation About School

Get beyond one-word answers and find out what your child really thinks and feels about school.

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Do you allow your children to watch TV or play on the computer before doing their homework?