Parenting Grade-School Aged Kids

Are you the parent or guardian of a child in Pre-K through Grades 5? Are you looking for tips and advice from other parents, as well as from educators that can help guide you through these oh-so-important early educational years? Then you will love Bright Hub Education's compilation of articles and opinions on how you can help your grade-schooler academically excel.

You'll discover fun and educational ways you can enhance your child's learning. You'll also find advice on how to calm those first day jitters and what to do about separation anxiety. We also have tips and readiness checklists to help decide if your child is ready to enter a specific grade. And, there's expert advice on what you should do when your young student is struggling, how to handle bullying, how to best communicate with the teacher and the school, and what you should, and should not do, if you are concerned your child may have an undiagnosed learning disability.

But most of all, we hope the information we provide will help you and your child make the most of the grade school years with information you can trust from experienced teachers and parents.

Most Recent

  • Helping Kids Cope with Test Anxiety
    Test anxiety is a big problem for kids. Some kids handle it better than others do, but it does create at least minimal stress for even the most adaptable students. Learn ways that you can help your child cope.
  • What Test Scores Really Mean for Your Child’s Future
    For kids, the anxiety is just during the test, but parents worry about a number of things, not the least of which is the result of test scores. Learn how to interpret or take action following the tests.
  • Brain Foods That May Contribute to Higher Test Scores
    With testing season among us in public education, teachers and parents are looking for ways to help kids better prepare for the tests. We all want students to do their best and give them every tool needed to increase their performance and results. One way we can do this is to start with nutrition.
  • Math Strategies Parents Can Use to Help Their Kids
    If you have ever wondered how to help your kids succeed in math but don't know where to start, this is the article for you. Learn some practical applications you can share with your children to help them now and throughout their school years.
  • 5 Healthy Habits to Instill Success in Your Child
    How do you raise children that are happy, healthy and successful? Start young and teach your child positive healthy habits. Here's where you can start!
  • Keep Kids Skills up During the Breaks
    Here are a few ideas parents can implement over breaks to keep their child's skills sharp.
  • Beating the Standardized Test Doldrums
    Many kids get stressed out by the thought of taking a test. Here are some tips to keep kids positive and doing their best when standardized test season comes around.
  • The Link Between Nutrition and Brain Development of School-aged Children
    Nutrition has a direct influence on how children function. Kids whose families are not able to afford nutritious food items are more likely to experience nutrition deficits, which can hinder their ability to succeed in school. Learn how you can ensure that your child is getting adequate nutrition.
  • How to Help Kids Help Themselves in School
    One of the hardest things about parenting is knowing when to let go. When kids are struggling in school, it is hard to let kids make it on their own. How do you know when you have helped enough? How can you be sure you have given kids all of the tools they need to succeed?
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