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

  • In Class and Online Together: Hybrid Programs for Grade School
    What can you do when your child is not being challenged enough in school? Learn some hybrid program ideas that can be used online and in the classroom.
  • How to Store Your Child’s Artwork
    During early childhood, children experience a creative explosion and a large amount of artwork floods your home. Many parents want to keep the very best drawings from each school year to savor the memories. We can’t save it all so here are a few tips to implement in your home.
  • Teacher-Parent Relationships: Fostering Cooperation and Collaboration
    One of the most important things you can do is to develop a good relationship with your child’s teachers. Their teachers need to take the first step to connect with you. If they don’t, you may want to take the initiative.
  • How to Curb the Sugar Rush This Halloween
    Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays children love. It’s the excitement of dressing up in costumes, fun parties, and most of all the abundance of candy. Sometimes, too much candy!
  • 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!
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