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Help! My Child Pulls Her Hair Out

My fifth-grader began pulling her hair out when she was in third grade. We first got help from her school guidance counselor and then her pediatrician. We take her to a nutritionist who gives her natural-herbal remedies, and we had her see a therapist (on...

How Can I Help a Child Who Throws Things?

My son is having behavior problems in school. When other kids bother him, he gets angry and throws things at them, like chairs and pencils. He also calls the teacher names and says he does not like her. Today he got suspended. I don't know...

How Can I Stop My Child From Exaggerating?

My 7-year-old is exaggerating, and I am at my wits' end trying to figure out a way to stop this behavior. I want to get a handle on this so that he doesn't become a manipulator. He has had problems with some boys at...

How Can I Help a Distracted Child?

My daughter is a very bright child. However, she is easily distracted and often gets in trouble in class for not following directions, excessive talking or getting distracted and disruptive in class. When we talk to her at home, she cries easily and says she...

Help! My Child Always Wants Attention

My daughter is in trouble once a week. She likes to get attention all the time and it interrupts the class and her work. She won't listen to the teacher at all. I have taken away her TV and restricted her to her room. What...

My Active Son Struggles With Structure

My child talks too much in class and sometimes plays a lot. He is very young for his grade, but he is also very smart. He does great on his schoolwork but apparently the teacher has a hard time keeping his attention. He has had...

My Son's Teacher Thinks He's a Problem Child

My son's teacher seems to call me once a week with a problem. My son can be very active, but at times I feel she is calling for very little things, such as getting out of line and laughing. She outright told me on the...

Need Help With the Morning Routine

I struggle with getting my child to school in the morning. What routine works best so he will dress himself and come downstairs and eat a good breakfast? We already pick his clothes out the night before. Is this a good age to start using...

Help! My Child Is Bossy

My daughter is very bossy. Her teacher told me that she tells the other kids in her class what to do and how to complete their work. When the teacher calls her on this behavior, she gets upset. but does not change her behavior. At...

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...

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