Welcome to kindergarten! Now that you're starting school, we have everything you need to know about helping your child succeed from expectations to discipline to nurturing a lifelong learner.

The One Reason Your Kid May Not Really Be Ready for Kindergarten

Self-regulation is crucial to helping kids get an early jump on education, so the kids who develop later are already behind.

Thrive in 2025: Holding Kids Back for Success

More and more parents are waiting an extra year to enroll their child in kindergarten. Is a late start a smarter start?

10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for School

Banish first-day jitters for your child and for yourself!

10 Signs You're a PTA Drop-Out

You're so grateful that the Parent Teacher Association makes everything run smoothly at your child's school--and you're even more thrilled they're obviously doing just fine without you. Here's 10 clear signs you might be a PTA drop-out.

3 Tips to Prepare Your Child to Ride the School Bus

Help your child get used to riding to and from school without you.

Formerly Conjoined Twins Given 20 Percent Chance of Survival at Birth Start Kindergarten

Rosie and Ruby's mom says sometimes she forgets her girls were ever conjoined.

Why Kindergarten Redshirting Was Right for Our Son

Delaying entry for kindergarten is common--and controversial. But it was the right decision for our family.

Why I Hate Kindergarten Redshirting

I can choose whether to send my daughter to kindergarten or hold her back a year. But I wish I didn't have to.

This Mom's School Bus-Safety Rap Is Awesome

Mom blogger Deva Dalporto takes on the importance of drivers stopping for school buses in a video parodying "Bust a Move."

What Your Child Will Learn in Kindergarten

These days, kindergarten has more of an academic focus than it did in the past. Your little learner will be reading, writing, and learning basic math, while still having time for fun during her school year in kindergarten.

This Sweet New Video Reminds Us Playtime Is Learning Time, Too

Fisher-Price's heartwarming video shows real kids learning about the world through play.