Health & Development
By Katherine Lee, About.com Guide
Raising Healthy Kids
The information and guidance you need on the best ways to keep your kids healthy, safe, and happy.
- How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?
- How to Set Good Sleep Habits in Your Child
- Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?
- Teaching Your Child Good Hygiene
- Best Ways to Build Healthy Food Habits
- Smart Brain-Building Breakfasts
- 7 Best Ways to Boost Immune System Function
- The Top Most Germy Places and Things in Public
- Natural Ways to Treat Your Child's Cough and Cold
- How to Tell When Your Child is Too Sick for School
- How to Treat Kids’ Seasonal Allergies
- How to Put Eyedrops in Your Child's Eyes
- How to Choose and Use School Backpacks Correctly to Prevent Back Pain
- Is Your Child Stressed?
- How to Handle Anxiety in Children
- Holiday Stress and Anxiety in Children
- Preparing for Swine Flu
- Great After-School Snacks
- Kids’ Lunch Boxes and Food Safety
- Sugar and Kids: How to Cut Down on How Much They Eat
Behavior & Discipline
Grade schoolers are better able to articulate frustrations, likes, and dislikes. But that doesn't mean the days of meltdowns and conflict are behind you. Learn ways to work with your child to achieve good behavior and sow the seeds for self-discipline.
- The 9 Biggest Discipline Mistakes Parents Make
- Surprising Reasons Why We Need to Discipline Children
- What Child Discipline Is -- and What It Isn’t
- Top 7 Tips for Disciplining Your Grade-Schooler
- Discipline Children the Zen Way
- Child Discipline: How to Handle a Child Who is Talking Back
- Child Discipline: How to Stop Whining in Children
- Child Discipline: Solutions for Sibling Rivalry and Fighting
- 7-Year-Old Behavior Problems and Child Discipline
- 6-Year-Old Behavior Problems and Child Discipline
- 5-Year-Old Behavior Problems and Discipline
- How to Hold a Family Meeting
- Coping with Sibling Conflict
- Parenting Your Negative Child
- Attachment Parenting of Older Children
- How to Cope with a Difficult Child
- How to Ask Your Child for Good Behavior
As children get older, the measures we need to take to keep them safe changes. While we may not need a baby gate at the stairs for a 5-year-old child, children who are increasingly out and about in the world and growing more independent need an array of safety measures to protect them. Here are some important tips on how to keep grade-school age children safe from harm.
- What Parents Should Do if Their Child is Lost
- Safety Tips for Kids - What to Teach a Child to Do If He Gets Lost
- How to Help a Lost Child
- Protecting Against Child Predators: Beyond Stranger Danger
- Myths About Child Sex Offenders
- Book Review: Protecting the Gift
- At What Age Can Your Child Walk to School Alone?
- When can a child use a public restroom by himself?
- School Bus Safety
- Top 10 Summer Safety Checklist Tips
- Preventing Dog Bite Injuries in Kids
- Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for Halloween
- Kids’ Halloween Costume Safety Tips
- How to Spot Signs of Sports Injuries in Children
- Fostering a Healthy Body Image in Kids
A guide to your grade-schooler's development stages. A look at her interests, abilities, and skills at each age and stage.
- Child Development: Your Five-Year-Old Child
- Child Development: Your Six-Year-Old Child
- Child Development: Your Seven-Year-Old Child
- Child Development: Your Eight Year Old Child
- Child Development: Your Nine-Year-Old Child
- Child Development: Your Ten-Year-Old Child
Physical & Emotional Growth
New fears and challenges, budding rebellion, curiosity about bodies —- the grade-schooler stage is an action-packed smorgasbord of physical and emotional development.
- Guide to Your Growing Grade Schooler
- 5 Fun Ways to Get Your Little Couch Potato on the Move
- Fitness for School-Aged Kids
- How to Prevent Common Kid Sports Injuries
- How to Talk to Your Grade-Schooler About Death
Beyond thank you and please -- strategies for raising a grade-schooler who has good manners, knows how to make friends, and is a good citizen of the world.