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  • Cyberbullying Cyberbullying

    Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass or target another person. Here are some suggestions on what to do if online bullying has become part of your child's life.

  • Helping Kids Cope With Cliques Helping Kids Cope With Cliques

    With cliques prevalent in middle and high school, most kids encounter them at some point. Here's how parents can help kids maintain confidence and self-respect while negotiating cliques.

  • Helping Kids Deal With Bullies 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.

  • Kids Talk About Bullying (video) Kids Talk About Bullying (video)

    Hear what kids say about being bullied, and how they handle it.

  • School Violence and the News School Violence and the News

    As terrible and frightening as incidents of school violence are, they are rare. But it's natural for kids to worry. Here's how to help them deal with these fears.

  • Teaching Kids Not to Bully Teaching Kids Not to Bully

    Whether bullying is physical or verbal, if it's not stopped it can lead to more aggressive antisocial behavior - and interfere with a child's success in school and ability to form and sustain friendships.

  • Teens Talk About Bullying (Video) Teens Talk About Bullying (Video)

    Hear from teens who've been bullied - and what they did about it.

  • Creating a Reader-Friendly Home Creating a Reader-Friendly Home

    A home filled with reading material is a good way to help kids become enthusiastic readers. Here are some ideas.

  • Everyday Reading Opportunities Everyday Reading Opportunities

    Finding time to read is important to developing literacy skills. And there are many easy and convenient ways to make reading a part of every day.

  • Finding the Right Read Finding the Right Read

    Books make great gifts for kids. Here's how to pick one to fit a child's interests, maturity, and reading level.

  • Helping Kids Enjoy Reading Helping Kids Enjoy Reading

    For many kids, reading doesn't come easily. But these simple steps can help them become eager readers.

  • Raising a Summer Reader Raising a Summer Reader

    Kids' reading skills don't have to grow cold once school's out. Here are some ways to make reading a natural part of their summer fun.

  • Reading Milestones Reading Milestones

    This general outline describes the milestones on the road to reading and the ages at which most kids reach them.

  • Reading Resources Reading Resources

    Regardless of your child's age or reading level, almost every community has programs and resources that are helpful.

  • School-Age Readers School-Age Readers

    From kindergarten through third grade, kids' ability to read will grow by leaps and bounds. Although teachers provide lots of help, parents continue to play a role in a child's reading life.

  • Story Time for Preschoolers Story Time for Preschoolers

    Reading aloud to your preschooler is a great way to encourage learning development and to help prepare your child for independent reading down the line.

  • 504 Education Plans 504 Education Plans

    If your child has special needs in the classroom, he or she may be eligible for a government-supported learning plan.

  • ADHD ADHD

    ADHD is a common medical condition that can affect kids at school, at home, and in friendships. This article is for parents who want to learn more about ADHD and how to help kids get the best diagnosis and care.

  • Auditory Processing Disorder Auditory Processing Disorder

    Kids with APD can't process what they hear as other kids do, because their ears and brain don't fully coordinate. But early diagnosis and therapy can improve their hearing skills.

  • Backpack Safety 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 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.

  • Can Vision Problems Affect Schoolwork? Can Vision Problems Affect Schoolwork?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Going to School With Food Allergies Going to School With Food Allergies

    With preparation and education, a child with a food allergy can stay safe at school.

  • How Do I Know Which Vaccines My Kids Need? How Do I Know Which Vaccines My Kids Need?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) 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? My Child Is Struggling in School. How Can I Help?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • School and Asthma School and Asthma

    Asthma flare-ups are the main reason kids with asthma miss school. But well-managed asthma is far less likely to result in a sick day.

  • School and Diabetes School and Diabetes

    When kids with diabetes attend school, parents should discuss the condition with teachers, school staff, and coaches. Here are some tips on what to cover.

  • School-Based Health Centers School-Based Health Centers

    School-based health centers provide a range of services to meet kids' and teens' health care needs. Centers usually are inside a school building or right next door.

  • Sleep and Your Preschooler Sleep and Your Preschooler

    Preschoolers sleep about 11 to 12 hours during each 24-hour period, and it's important to help them develop good habits for getting to sleep.

  • Sleep Problems in Teens Sleep Problems in Teens

    Does your teen have trouble falling asleep at night? Is he or she sleepy during the day? Find out if it's just a normal part of adolescence, or if something else is to blame.

  • Special Education: Getting Help for Your Child Special Education: Getting Help for Your Child

    Kids with special needs may quality for services to help with learning. Here is a guide to getting the help your child needs.

  • Sports Physicals Sports Physicals

    Just as professional sports stars need medical care to keep them playing their best, so do student athletes. That's why it's important to make sure that kids and teens get a sports physical.

  • Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media 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.

  • Teens Talk About Stress (Video) Teens Talk About Stress (Video)

    Teens talk about what stresses them out and how they cope.

  • Understanding Dyslexia Understanding Dyslexia

    Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes it hard to learn to read and understand written language. Even kids with average or above-average intelligence can have dyslexia.

  • After-School Snacks After-School Snacks

    If your kids come in from school and head straight for the kitchen for something to eat, here's how to make sure they still have room for a healthy dinner.

  • Breakfast Basics Breakfast Basics

    Even if you eat a healthy morning meal every day, it can be tough to get kids fueled up. Here's how to make breakfast more appealing.

  • Feeding Your Child Athlete Feeding Your Child Athlete

    All kids need to eat balanced meals and have a healthy diet. But should that balance change for kids who play on a sports team or work out?

  • Going to School With Food Allergies Going to School With Food Allergies

    With preparation and education, a child with a food allergy can stay safe at school.

  • School Lunches School Lunches

    Packing school lunches are a chance to steer kids toward good nutrition. Here are ideas for some fun and easy lunchbox options.

  • Snacks for Preschoolers Snacks for Preschoolers

    Healthy and well-timed snacks can help fill in nutritional gaps for preschoolers. But how do you turn yours into a smart snacker?

  • Fevers Fevers

    Fevers happen when the body's internal "thermostat" raises the body temperature above normal. This is often the body's way of fighting infections.

  • First Aid: Fever First Aid: Fever

    Fevers are usually not cause for alarm - they're the body's way of fighting infection. Here's what to do if your child has a fever.

  • How to Take Your Child's Temperature How to Take Your Child's Temperature

    All kids get a fever from time to time. Here's how to take your child's temperature, safely and accurately.

  • Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School? Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?

    It can be hard to know if kids are well enough to go to school or childcare. Here are some guidelines.

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