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My Fourth-Grader Is Forgetful

My fourth-grader is so forgetful. He will either forget to bring his homework home or forget to turn it in. I found homework over a week old in his backpack after he specifically told me he turned it in. What am I going to do...

Is My Child Just Lazy?

How do I get my third-grader to want to do more than just "average" work? Whenever I ask him to do his best, his consistent response is, "I don't care if I am the best or at the top. I just want...

My son wants to be the center of attention

My son loves to be the center of attention at home but especially at school. In doing so, he misses a lot of the instruction from the teacher and then doesn't know what to do. He laughs at inappropriate times and interrupts a lot. At...

My Third-Grader Won't Listen

I have a problem with my 8-year-old. I have to consistently repeat myself for him to do what I ask of him, whether it's getting in the shower, picking up his clothes, cleaning his room, turning off the TV, getting ready in the morning...

How Can I Help My Son Focus?

My son reads well and catches on very fast. My problem is his focusing. At school, he concentrates so hard that he tunes the teacher out and does not hear her give simple instructions. Lots of times everyone else is in line to go somewhere...

My Child's Outbursts Disrupt the Class

My third-grade daughter cannot seem to control her tongue and disrupts the entire class. She had been making improvements and then yesterday after work, I got a call from her teacher. She is stumped as to what to do next, as well. My daughter is...

My Daughter Is Too Tired To Do Homework

I have a 6-year-old daughter who is in first grade. Her babysitter picks her up from school at 2 p.m., and I pick her up from the babysitter around 6 p.m. When we get home we have dinner first. By the time we do...

How Can I Get My Teen To Go to School?

I am a single mother of two and my teenage son will not go to school! He is on truancy probation with the county, and he still won't go. I don't know what to do anymore and I don't want to lose my job or...

How Can I Teach My Stubborn Child?

My daughter is very bright and intelligent, but she is so stubborn. She knows some of her letters and numbers, and she knows how to spell her first name, but I've been trying to get her to sit down with me and learn other things...

How Do I Help My Freshman Focus on School?

My son is a freshman this year and I can't get him focused on school and studying. He is always on the defensive. He tells me I nag him too much about school and homework. He was always a good student in grade school and...

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