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    10 Ways To Help Your Child Successfully Return to School

    Whether parents like it or not, we are our children’s barometers. How they react to potentially stressful situations like the first day back at school depends on how we act. Teach your child that you believe in her and know she can tackle any challenges that come up during this new school year.

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    A Twice-Exceptional Story

    A mother recounts, in her own words, the rewards and challenges of raising a son who is both gifted and learning disabled.

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    Adjusting to the New School Year

    Our tips for helping your child have a smooth start.

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    Dating in Middle School: Is It Worth the Risk?

    Dating is a part of growing up, but middle school dating can be risky. Here's what parents need to know to help their kids make the right decisions.

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    Divorce: How To Help Your Child at Home and at School

    Divorce can wreak havoc on a child’s world and affect her life at school. How much information should a parent give a child’s teacher and other adults in the child’s life, and how should the child tell her friends? Our experts provide tips and guidance for parents to help their children navigate this difficult life experience.

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    Help Your Child Adjust Socially

    Finding the right niche can help your child feel happier at school.

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    Help Your Child Deal With Grief

    As a parent, helping your grieving child is difficult and complicated. Our experts offer answers about talking with his teacher, helping him inform his peers, and using activities to draw out his feelings.

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    Helping Kids Cope With the Death of a Pet

    The death of a beloved family pet can elicit varied reactions in children depending on their age and what else may be going on in their lives. Allowing children to discuss their feelings of grief and talk about the pet is something parents should encourage.

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    How Peer Pressure Affects Your Child

    Peer pressure is one of parents' biggest concerns, but experts say it doesn’t work the way we typically think it does.

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    Kindergarten Redshirting: Is It Right for Your Child?

    There are pros and cons to holding back a young child for academic and social reasons, and strong opinions abound on both sides of the controversial practice.

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    Managing Middle School With ADHD

    Navigating the middle school years can be especially difficult for kids who have ADHD. Having the proper support systems in place can help your child have a positive experience.

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    Should Kids Be Forced To Finish Activities They've Started?

    It’s a familiar story: Your child begs to sign up for an activity, then weeks later refuses to go and begs you to let him quit. Our experts offer help in handling this frustrating scenario, as well as tips for preventing it in the future.

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