Promoting Intellectual Growth

  1. Cognitive Development

    During adolescence, the developing teenager acquires the ability to think systematically about all logical relationships within a problem.

  2. Five Tips for Handling a Bad Report Card

    A disappointing grade can become an emotional tripwire for parent and child alike.

  3. For Kids, Games Can Build Strong Minds

    Citing the latest research on the brain, experts say chess, Scrabble, Monopoly -- even jigsaw puzzles or tic-tac-toe -- help children build analytical, organizational and creative skills.

  4. Making the Grade on School Tests

    Parents can do a lot to ease test anxiety, both in their children and themselves. Start by focusing on the learning and not the scoring.

  5. Making This School Year Your Child's Best Ever

    The amount of planning help a student wants differs by education level. An elementary-schooler needs plenty of help, a middle-schooler expects more freedom. But parents should find ways to stay involved.

  6. Reading to Kids Helps Their Development

    Research shows that reading regularly to young children, especially those between ages 6 months and 5 years, is central to their overall growth and development.

  7. Sports and Music: Both Good for Kids

    Organized sports for children offer obvious benefits such as physical fitness and sportsmanship, but did you know that a musical education program has many of the same benefits? Music education and participation in sports are both great ways to prepare your child for future success.

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