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My Son's Teacher Thinks He's a Problem Child

My son's teacher seems to call me once a week with a problem. My son can be very active, but at times I feel she is calling for very little things, such as getting out of line and laughing. She outright told me on the...

My Child Cries About Going to the Lunch Room

My son is 5 years old. In his school they are expected to go to the lunch room first thing in the morning. Every kid in the whole school is in there from kindergarten through sixth grade, and for some reason he is scared to...

How Can I Help My Child Concentrate?

My son has difficulty staying focused on the task at hand, especially when it comes to writing and getting thoughts onto paper. He's easily distracted by things and people around him. If he sits near the teacher, he can stay on task, but there are...

My Son Does Not Listen in Class

My son is having problems in the classroom. He is not listening, playing instead of working and not following directions. The teacher tells me that it has to do with this age. He is the youngest in the class and he has not matured yet...

My Fifth-Grader Shows No Interest

My daughter does very well in school but is not interested in anything anyone else wants to teach her, including myself. In any conversation she disconnects and simply does not listen. She's also very stubborn when I try to help her with homework.

My Child's Class Is Out of Control

My son is in a kindergarten classroom where the students are out of control most of the time. There are a few students in class who the teacher can not get control. It seems she spends more time dealing with misbehaving kids than teaching. Because...

I Can't Figure Out Why My Son Hates School

My son has been saying that he hates school. He will sometimes cry in the morning and say he doesn't want to go. His teacher has said when he is in school he seems to do OK. He gets along with everyone, and there aren't...

My Sixth-Grader Won't Do His Work

I have a question or concern with my son, who is in the sixth grade. Lately he has been unable to do his school work. He chooses not to do it. He constantly has to have someone standing over him to do his work. If...

Need Help With the Morning Routine

I struggle with getting my child to school in the morning. What routine works best so he will dress himself and come downstairs and eat a good breakfast? We already pick his clothes out the night before. Is this a good age to start using...

Help! My Child Is Bossy

My daughter is very bossy. Her teacher told me that she tells the other kids in her class what to do and how to complete their work. When the teacher calls her on this behavior, she gets upset. but does not change her behavior. At...

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