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My Child Worries About Everything

My daughter is in the first grade and loves school. The problem is she worries about everything. She worries that she won't make an A on all of her tests. She cried because she made a C on a reading test. She also got into...

My Child Doesn't Care About Her Grades

My daughter has no motivation to do well in school. She loves going to school and loves math and science. But when it comes to getting good grades or even completing homework, she couldn't care less. Whenever I try to help her with her homework...

What should I do with a disrespectful child?

This year my 6-year-old is repeating kindergarten at the request of her teacher last year who said that although her skills were developed, she was "not emotionally ready" for first grade. While last year she enjoyed school, this year she claims she...

Help! My Grandson Sings in Class

My grandson seems to be antsy this year. He tends to sing during quiet time (reading and working) and makes noises with his mouth. He does not realize he is doing this. He goes to a traditional school and has done very well up to...

My Child Would Rather Play Than Work

I have an 8-year-old girl (who is a twin). I have separated the girls for the first time this year. I put my one twin daughter in a very "low maintenance" classroom, as she is a self-starter, and does not need a...

My Child Talks Out of Turn in Class

My first-grader gets at least one warning a week from his teacher for talking in class and/or blurting out the answer. He is in the gifted and talented program. My child and two others in his regular class get accelerated work. Should I be...

Is My Child Too Immature for Second Grade?

My 7-year-old is very chatty in class. Academically he is strong in all the subjects but refuses to be quiet and is disruptive in class at times. I've tried removing his toys and rewarding him when he is good, but he always returns to...

How can I get my sons to stop arguing?

My two boys are in kindergarten and third grade. They constantly argue. I have tried so many things. I have even separated them by giving them their own rooms so each one has his own space. It hasn't really helped. I would like to know...

My Kindergartner Has Separation Anxiety

My 5-year-old just started public school kindergarten. She had gone to Montessori school since she was 10 months old. Now she has severe separation anxiety when I try to bring her to her new kindergarten class. She refuses to ride the bus. It's better...

How Can I Help My Angry Kindergartner?

My child is constantly getting into altercations with others. He says they are picking on him and saying mean things to him. He becomes very angry and aggressive. He has been placed in time-outs and has been sent to the principal's office. At times he...

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