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How Can I Help My Child Concentrate?

My son has difficulty staying focused on the task at hand, especially when it comes to writing and getting thoughts onto paper. He's easily distracted by things and people around him. If he sits near the teacher, he can stay on task, but there are...

My Son Does Not Listen in Class

My son is having problems in the classroom. He is not listening, playing instead of working and not following directions. The teacher tells me that it has to do with this age. He is the youngest in the class and he has not matured yet...

I Can't Figure Out Why My Son Hates School

My son has been saying that he hates school. He will sometimes cry in the morning and say he doesn't want to go. His teacher has said when he is in school he seems to do OK. He gets along with everyone, and there aren't...

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 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 Do I Help a Child Who's Become Defiant?

My first-grader has problems with anger. When he does not understand a math problem or any work assignment at school, he becomes defiant, rude and destructive. In the early part of first grade, we did not have these problems; now they occur every day all...

My Child Worries About Everything

My daughter is in the first grade and loves school. The problem is she worries about everything. She worries that she won't make an A on all of her tests. She cried because she made a C on a reading test. She also got into...

My Child Talks Out of Turn in Class

My first-grader gets at least one warning a week from his teacher for talking in class and/or blurting out the answer. He is in the gifted and talented program. My child and two others in his regular class get accelerated work. Should I be...

Help! My Grandson Misbehaves at School

My grandson is in the first grade and his grades are good, but the teacher has sent a note home everyday this past week stating that he is talking, playing or interrupting the class. I have had talks with him, given him time-outs, taken things...

What's your parenting style?

Experts have identified four basic types: authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, and hands-off. Whatever your approach, here's how to make the most of your parenting style.

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