Rewarding Kids for Good Grades

If the goal of school is to do well, it seems only natural to reward our kids when they come home with report cards awash in A's. But is it really such a good idea to give gifts or money? Some experts say no.


The Importance of Reading

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Reading books is an important part of a child's development. Here are nine reasons why, courtesy of Kumon.


Should Parents Help with Homework?

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We all want our kids to succeed at school, and helping them with their homework is one way to achieve that. But finding that perfect balance between helping them out and letting them learn on their own is no easy feat.


Do Kids Study Better in Groups?

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Study groups encourage new friendships, build camaraderie and improve academic success. Organizing a productive study group takes a little planning and supervision on the parent's part, but once the group's underway, it can make the learning process fun and productive.


Maximizing Relationships with Educators

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Parents and educators who work cohesively throughout the school year to meet students' educational objectives are ahead of the game. That is why it is so important to build and maintain good relationships with your child's educators -- relationships with open lines of communication on both ends.


Test-Taking Tips from the Experts

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"Test time!" Those two words can strike fear into the hearts of even the most prepared students -- not to mention their parents. We asked the experts for advice.


Goal Setting for a New School Year

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With a little planning and care this school year, you and your family can develop the right goals for your student. Accomplishing these goals will provide continued motivation and self-confidence throughout the entire year.


Top Five Reasons Your Kid Rules

Want to tell the world how great your kid is? Here's how!


Tackling Homework Clutter

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Out with the beachbags and in with the backpacks! School is in session, and there's no doubt that the flood of papers, art projects, flyers (you need HOW many cupcakes by WHEN?!) is now flowing freely through your front door. Here's how to tackle it.


Getting the Most Out of Orientation

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School orientation is an important part of starting the year right. On orientation night, parents should arrive prepared: They should have questions and a plan for getting the most out of the experience.


Make a Good Impression on Your Kid's Teacher

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Everyone wants to impress their child's teacher ... but these days, a shiny apple just isn't going to get the job done.


What is Kumon?

Kumon is the world's largest after-school math and reading enrichment program. The Kumon Program unlocks the potential of children so they can achieve more on their own. It allows students of all ages and abilities to build the skills necessary to have a richer, more successful education experience.

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