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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. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. When Little Boys Dress Like Girls
Recent events in the news have made some parents wonder if it is normal for their sons to dress up in girls' clothes. Psychologists agree that such behavior is completely normal, and is even complimentary of your parenting style.

7. Why a Boy Needs a Dog
A boy and his dog is a cliche, but there are many reasons why boys and dogs go together like peanut butter and jelly!

8. 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!

9. Surviving Holiday Parties With Your Son
Holiday get-togethers can be stressful events for moms of sons, but they don't have to be. With a little advance preparation, holiday gatherings can be fun for you and your son!

10. Why Mothers Should Never Compare Themselves
For mothers, there is an almost overwhelming temptation to compare their own "performance" with that of other mothers. Find out why this approach makes no sense whatsoever, and free yourself from the painful business of comparisons forever.

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