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Help! My Child Got 4 Fs

I just came from an unsuccessful parent-teacher conference. Here's my story: Yesterday my really smart child comes home in tears and says "Mom, I got 4 F's." We sit down, she says she doesn't understand the instructions. These are her first F's in...

How Do I Help My Child With Writing?

Please help me to come up with ways to help my daughter with writing. She reads at the fifth-grade level, but she struggles with writing. She can tell stories verbally, but when it comes to putting it on paper, she has problems. How can I...

Help! My Child Makes Careless Mistakes

My second-grade son tends to zip through his work at school, thus making careless mistakes. He is a bright kid who knows the material; however, he is typically the first one finished and does not take time to proof his work. His math grade on...

How Can I Help My Child With Reading?

I have a second-grader who is not reading at grade level. He has struggled since he has been in school. When I talk to the school the first thing they say is to retain him. I am against retaining him because he is the biggest...

My Child Needs Help with Mental Math

My daughter needs help with math. She comprehends math concepts. But she has a hard time doing mental math and still counts on her fingers. Her grades are fine in math, but I am concerned that as math gets more difficult she will struggle.

How do I help a struggling reader?

My first-grader is struggling with reading. She did not score very well on her beginning of the year assessment and it seems that has discouraged her from wanting to try to read. I think this is also making her dislike school. We are reading with...

Help! Writing is torture for my third-grader

I have a very intelligent third grader. He takes an advanced curriculum and does very well on his tests. However, my husband and I do most of the organizing for him, review his assignments and ensure his work is done. The math, science and reading...

How Can I Help With Reading Comprehension?

My first-grader is having problems with reading comprehension. We received a letter from the school stating that he may not be promoted to second grade because he is not reaching the right levels and goals for his school and grade. I must say they have...

How Can I Help My Child With Sequencing?

In the fourth-grade class, students read one-and-a-half pages of a story of history. After reading, they must put a list of eight things from the story in sequential order. My son is not able to do well in this area and it has affected his...

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