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Grandparent Guide to Modern Parenting

Grandparent Guide to Modern Parenting

These resources will help grandparents get up-to-speed on some of the biggest changes in parenting since they raised their own kids.
 

Grade-by-Grade Primers

Set up learning routines that build language and pre-literacy skills.
Find out the skills your child should have by the end of the school year while preparing for 1st grade.
Find out the skills your child should have by the end of the year while preparing for 2nd grade. Enable your child to read and focus better.
Discover what your child will learn in 3rd grade reading, writing, math, and more.
Find out the skills your child should have by the end of the year while preparing for 4th grade.
Find out the skills your child should have by the end of the year while preparing for 5th grade.
Watch for these academic milestones while your child is preparing for middle school.

School and Teacher Help

Keep up with the rapidly advancing vocabulary your child is learning.
Know the facts about bullying, even if you don’t think it affects your child.
Advance planning means your teacher conference will be productive and pleasant.
Research shows when parents are active, schools improve. Show your child his school life is important by making it part of your life as well.

Technology

Get involved to make sure your child knows the risks, as well as the rewards, of the Internet.
Know when and how to give texting thumbs a time out.
Bring balance back into your child's media diet with these sensible strategies.
Get tips on how to keep your connected child safe online.
Try these tips for preteen protection, and make sure you set a good example by following them yourself.

Social and Emotional Issues

How to help your child cope with the hurtful words, gossip, and falsehoods that can spread during the preteen years.
Be aware of these symptoms of undue stress if you suspect anxiety is a problem.
Tame the sass and sarcasm preteens are famous for.
Finding a best pal is part of the 3rd grade social whirl.

Money and Jobs

The earlier you start putting some money aside, the better.
A pre-teen may dream of being a scientist one day and a rock star the next. Expose him to a variety of experiences to help him set goals.
Find out everything you need to know before cracking open your wallet.
Wall Street. Main Street. Unemployment. Recession. How do you discuss them with your children — if at all?
Get your child ready for school on a budget.

Learning Activities

Let nature inspire a special memento.
Try these crafty ideas for those long holiday vacation days.

Book Lists

Strengthen the bond between little ones and their grandparents with these charming titles.
Find stories about the heart-warming connection between kids and their grandparents.

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