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How Can I Help My Angry Child?

If my son doesn't get his way he becomes very rebellious. He wants to be in control, and he gets angry if he doesn't get his way. This usually lasts a half-hour to an hour. How can we get through to him that his actions...

Help! My Fifth-Grader Is Immature

My son is fairly immature for a 10-year-old, both socially and academically. He is forgetful, disorganized and childish, which sometimes gets in the way of schoolwork and friendships. He's been tested for ADD, but he didn't meet enough of the criteria. He is smart...

My Child Doesn't Pay Attention

I have a 5-year-old daughter in kindergarten. She attended home daycare for about two years before kindergarten. Her teacher is having problems with her not listening or paying attention. When the class is quiet she is up and about doing other things. Then she...

How Can I Stop My Son's Hitting?

My 5-year-old son has had the principal and teacher calling for the past four days. He is hitting other students. Today he hit the teacher. This has become so constant that we are meeting with the teacher for the second time in two weeks...

My Child Laughs at Everything

My 9-year-old daughter laughs uncontrollably at everything, even when it's not funny. It gets very embarrassing. Even when she's in trouble she laughs. She can't control herself. What can I do to help her get this giggling under control?

My Third-Grader Won't Take Care of His Pet

My third-grade son has a pet rabbit that he claims to love dearly. However, his efforts to take care for his pet are minimal. We struggle daily to get him to feed and exercise the rabbit (before and after school). Have we made a mistake...

My Fifth-Grader Is Forgetful

My son is in the fifth grade and is having problems comprehending things. You tell him something, and he can't remember within the next hour what was said. I spoke with his teacher and his principal about getting him testing, but they don't think he...

My Daughter Does Not Share or Play Well with Others

My second-grader has difficulty sharing and playing with others. She seems almost angry. There has been a lot going on in her life over the past year. I also notice that she tries to do things on her own and not in front of others...

My son is anxious about trying new things

Whenever we encourage our 7-year-old son to try any sport or activity (swim lessons, scouting, art clubs), he freaks out to the point of making himself physically sick (hyperventilating and sometimes vomiting). We have figured out that he is so afraid of not doing...

How Do I Help My Child Focus?

I have a kindergartner who has become less focused. The teacher and I have been talking frequently, and I talk with him. But his behavior is actually getting worse. He is just being silly and frequently he gets way off track. Even when he is...

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