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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...

Help! My Child Hates Reading

My son seems to be having difficulty with the transition from phonics (knowing the sounds that letters make) to actually sounding out words. It just has not "clicked yet," and his reading homework easily frustrates him. Homework sessions quickly degenerate into him crying...

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...

How Do I Help My Son Get Organized?

I would like to be able to help my son with organizational skills as he has a hard time organizing (especially his desk at school). If there was some way I could help him with organizing that is fun for a kid, this would be...

My Child Started Reversing Letters

My daughter has been writing since before she started school and was good at it. I was a stay-at-home mom and worked with her so that when she started school she would have no problems. Now that she has started school and I am a...

Eight Ways to Improve Your Child's Reading This Summer

My third-grade son is reading below grade level. I would like to work with him over the summer to improve his reading skills. Do you have any suggestions?

My child forgets what she learns

I have a daughter who is having a hard time learning. She tries hard, but it seems that she forgets whatever she learns. Then I have to show her again and again.

My Son Struggles in Class But Works Well at Home

I am very confused because my son works differently at school than when he is at home. The work his teachers say he struggles with in school is work he breezes through at home without a problem. The problem is mainly in math. I went...

My Child Needs Help With Writing

My daughter has a hard time getting her ideas down on paper. She can tell me the story, but what ends up on paper is missing a lot of information. When I have her read it back and ask about the details she says "...

How Can I Help My Son Write More Neatly?

My son is very smart. He is reading at a third-grade level and very good in all other subjects, but his penmanship is poor. He puts no effort into it. It's always very sloppy, and I know he can do better. How do I motivate...

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