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School-Age Milestones (6 to 10 Years): What to Watch For

By now, most moms and dads think they should have the hang of this parenting thing, but with every new stage of life, there’s something to learn. We’ve rounded up some of the most common milestones kids hit between the ages of six and 10, to help you with this next leg of the journey.

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Penning letters and jotting down stories and plays are all ways to get your kids to practise writing. (And we bet they won’t even notice.)

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Son is concerned about size of genitalia

Dr. Marla help. My son is 10 years old and he is concerned that his penis is too small.

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Milestones to expect in the school years

School age children usually have excellent memories and a capacity to absorb new information. Boys and girls develop differently from ages five to 10. Here's what to expect.

Navigating your child’s ADHD diagnosis

It may be part of your family, but ADHD doesn’t need to define your child.

How to curb a tattletale

Tattling is part of everyday life for a child—from toddlerhood through to later years. Here's how to help curb it.

Is Your Child Gifted?

It usually means really smart, but as parents of gifted children know, the label can also mean years of working with schools to meet a child’s educational needs.

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