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Promoting Intellectual Growth

  • Cognitive Development

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Five Tips for Handling a Bad Report Card

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

  • 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.