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Here are the top ten articles for the Sons Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. What the Common Core Standards Mean
The term Common Core Standards is all over the news and, most likely, your child's school. What are these standards? What do they mean for your son and his education?

2. Using Board Games for Educational Fun
You might ask why you need any of those dusty old games when your phone and iPad have all of the apps you need for teaching and playing with your son, but if you think back to your own childhood, you'll remember that nothing can take the place of a board game with good, solid pieces.

3. Learning and Intelligence Diagnostic Tests
Knowing that your son does not think in quite the same way as other boys, but not being able to pinpoint the difference can be very frustrating, but there are diagnostic tests that, when administered by qualified professionals, can help you figure out his individual needs.

4. Reestablishing a Routine
When you fall off the wagon, you have two choices: you can sit on the ground and look around, bewildered, wondering what went wrong. That can take a long time. For some people, it can take the rest of their lives. Or, you can get back up and resume the journey.

5. Teaching Children Not to Stare
Having your son stare at someone can make you as a parent uncomfortable, but once you understand that staring is age-appropriate behavior, you can use your son's staring as a teaching moment.

6. Review of Send by Patty Blount
Parents can talk until the cows come home but too often the words go in one ear and out the other. Stories, however, stay with teens. A book like Send will stay with your son and, maybe, will come back to him at a propitious time.

7. Alternatives for Non-Athletic Sons
Sports may be the first thing one thinks of when he thinks of boys and their hobbies, but it is by no means the only hobby for a boy. Explore some hobby alternatives to traditional team sports, and find something new to introduce to your son today!

8. Your Son's Cell Phone Usage
The increased technology in the present generation presents new parenting challenges. For ideas on how to handle one of them, cell phones, read on!

9. Easy Halloween Costumes for Boys
Halloween costumes do not have to be expensive or complicated. Take the fear and expense out of Halloween costumes with these quick and easy ideas for boys' costumes!

10. Learn Anything on YouTube
Over the past couple of years I have realized that one can learn anything on YouTube. From piano lessons, to art ideas, to car and appliances fixes, if it can be taught, someone is teaching it for free on YouTube!



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