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My Child Is Easily Distracted

I have a second-grader who seems to get easily distracted in class. He tends to pay attention more to what goes on in his surroundings instead of paying attention to the assignments at hand and doesn't finish his assignments. How can I help his teacher...

Help! My Child is Acting Out

My daughter is in second grade. She has been having behavior problems at school since the school year began. She has not been listening, talking in class and talking back to the teacher. She doesn't act out at home, nor at the after-school daycare she...

How Can I Help My Impatient Child?

My daughter, who is a second-grader, is dealing with some difficulties in her studies. She wants to get things fast like some of her classmates, but doesn't move at the same pace, which is understandable. But she doesn't understand that it's OK, and gets very...

My Child Has Trouble Listening in Class

My second-grade daughter has a very hard time listening in class. If she listens, she does her work very well, but she is easily distracted. My mom, who is a retired teacher, told me that my daughter started school too early and she was pushed...

How Can I Help My Son Focus?

My son reads well and catches on very fast. My problem is his focusing. At school, he concentrates so hard that he tunes the teacher out and does not hear her give simple instructions. Lots of times everyone else is in line to go somewhere...

Help! My Grandson Sings in Class

My grandson seems to be antsy this year. He tends to sing during quiet time (reading and working) and makes noises with his mouth. He does not realize he is doing this. He goes to a traditional school and has done very well up to...

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...

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