Kindergarten

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.

Why Classroom Clip Charts Do More Harm Than Good

Kindergarteners are the newest bunch of students to come face to face with clip charts, visual charts that track their behavioral progress. The result? Embarrassment and anxiety around learning.
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A Kindergarten Age Guide for Parents: When Kids Should Start School

The age of kindergarteners in the U.S. ranges from 4 to 6 years old depending on lots of factors. Here's what to know when deciding the right age for your child to start school.
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Back to School Tips for Parents: A Grade By Grade Guide

Here's your grade-by-grade guide to help you and your kiddo feel ahead of the game this school year. Ready, set, you’ve got this!
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Mom of a 5-Year-Old Left on School Bus for Hours Has a PSA for Parents

A mom in southern Illinois took to Twitter to share the upsetting story of her 5-year-old daughter being left on the school bus for three hours on her first day of kindergarten. 
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Do September Babies Have an Advantage at School?

When your child is born may give them a leg up academically, according to new research.
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More Kindergarten

The Redshirting Trend: How to Know When to Start Kindergarten

More and more parents are waiting an extra year to enroll their child in kindergarten. Is a late start a smarter start?
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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.
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Family Wears the Same Dress for Kindergarten for 67 Years

What a sweet tradition: 19 girls in one family have worn this adorable, handmade dress on their first day of school.