This book provides parents and teachers with proven techniques that encourage motivation, help instill a lasting love of learning, and make acquiring knowledge an enjoyable experience. This practical guide tackles the hard questions. How do children develop problem-solving skills? How do parents reduce anxiety over tests and grades? How do families overcome TV, boredom, and homework ills? How do we forge better parent-teacher relationships? The authors show that by encouraging and supporting children in learning, parents and teachers cultivate in them a precious gift that lasts a lifetime.