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By Katherine Lee, About.com Guide to School-Age Children

Find information on child development, discipline strategies that work, help for behavior problems, and support for parenting your elementary-age child.

  1. Discipline that Works
  2. The Difficult Child
  3. Child Behavior Problems
  4. Child Development at Home - Daily Routines
  5. Child Development at Home - Social Skills
  1. How to Improve Your Family's Communication
  2. Support for Parents
  3. Family Health, Fitness, and Nutrition
  4. Family Organization

Discipline that Works

Creative parenting tips and strategies for more effective discipline.

  1. 4 Basic Components of Good Child Discipline
  2. Quick Strategies to Improve Child Discipline
  3. How to Give Effective Instructions
  1. Gain Compliance with Effective Consequences
  2. The Big List of Consequences
  3. Charts & Chips - Using a Behavior Modification System

The Difficult Child

How to handle your child with a difficult temperament.

  1. 3 Steps to Improve Child Behavior
  2. How to Cope with a Difficult Child
  3. What Is Your Child's Temperament Style?
  4. Parenting Your Negative Child
  5. How to Stop Whining in 4 Easy Steps

Child Behavior Problems

How to handle your child's behavior problems with these tips and strategies.

  1. How to Handle Children's Aggression
  2. How to Handle Children's Disruptive Behavior
  3. 3 Lies Children Tell and What You Can Do About Them
  4. How to Handle a Temper Tantrum
  1. 4 Tips to Raise Kids Who Won't Swear
  2. How to Handle Children's Fears
  3. Help Your Child Cope with Trauma
  4. Coping with Sibling Conflict

Child Development at Home - Daily Routines

Ages and stages of child development at home, including daily routines, character, and discipline.

  1. The Five-Year Old
  2. The Six-Year Old
  3. The Seven-Year Old
  4. The Eight-Year Old
  5. The Nine-Year Old
  6. Fun Family Organizing
  1. 5 Easy Steps to a Daily Family Schedule
  2. Time Management for Parents
  3. Q&A - My Child Can't Fall Asleep
  4. Nite Nite - Bedtime Rituals that Form Warm Memories
  5. How to Hold a Family Meeting

Child Development at Home - Social Skills

Ages and stages of child development at home, including friendships, self-esteem, and social skills.

  1. The Five-Year Old
  2. The Six-Year Old
  3. The Seven-Year Old
  4. The Eight-Year Old
  5. The Nine-Year Old
  1. How to Help Your Child Make Friends
  2. Children's Cliques
  3. Build Your Child's Self-Esteem
  4. Tips for Teaching Altruism to Children

How to Improve Your Family's Communication

Improve child discipline and enhance your child's development with the skills of family communication.

  1. Attachment Parenting of Older Children
  2. How to Listen to Your Child
  3. How to Praise Your Child
  4. How to Resolve Family Conflict
  1. Learning to Say No (for parents!)
  2. Spending Time with Children
  3. When You Can't Be There - 20 Ways to Stay Connected to Kids

Support for Parents

Support for you with issues of child management and personal life.

  1. Stress and Family Life
  2. Handling a Crisis with Kids
  3. Parenting Traps - How to Avoid Them and How to Escape Them
  4. Parents and Depression
  5. Co-Parenting for the Holidays
  6. Parenting Under the Influence
  1. When You Are the Noncustodial Parent
  2. On Becoming a Fearless Mother
  3. Family Crises and the Miracle of Change
  4. Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren and Kinship Care Support
  5. How to Break the Cycle of Abuse

Family Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

Ideas and resources for family health and wellness.

  1. Caring for Your Sick Child
  2. Preventing Colds & Flus
  3. Children with Sleep Problems
  4. Bedwetting
  1. Kids' Sports and Playground Injuries
  2. Childhood Obesity
  3. Healthy Kids' Recipe Collection
  4. Mediterranean-Style Diet, Omega-3, and Children

Family Organization

Tips and strategies for organizing your family life at home.

  1. Fun Family Organizing
  2. 5 Easy Steps to a Daily Family Schedule
  3. Cheap Essentials for Parents
  4. For Dads - Secrets from the Mom Handbook
  5. Family Organization Tip - A Folded Sheet of Paper
  1. Babysitter Checklist
  2. Back to School - Getting Organized
  3. Organizing the Homework Center
  4. How to Prepare for an Emergency Family Evacuation

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