By Leslie Garisto Pfaff
Your second-grader has a spelling quiz today. It's 7:30 A.M. To help her do her best, you should...
A. Give her a pep talk.
B. Quiz her on the material.
C. Turn on some music and challenge her to jump around for ten minutes.
Okay, it's a trick question, since all these strategies can be helpful. But if you answered C, you've aced the prep test -- and there's a very good chance your child will do well too.
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