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When should I intervene if children are fighting?

Is parent intervention advisable when children have verbal disputes or when it seems that a child is being excluded? Should one parent talk to another parent about her child's behavior, particularly when it is hurtful to another child?

Help! My Child Dislikes School

We have a kindergartner who does not want to go to school. She did not want to go from day one, and it is not getting any better. She does not like to sit still for very long, and she doesn't like to color or...

Should I Move My Child to a New Classroom?

My daughter just started kindergarten and her best friend from preschool is in her class. Both girls are very bright and articulate. They went to a very academic preschool and most of the work so far has been review for them. The problem is they...

Help! My child won't listen

I have a 6-year-old daughter in kindergarten. Thankfully, she is social and outgoing. But I am now experiencing the downside of this, which is that in the last week she has twice been given a behavior mark at school for not listening to the...

How Do I Parent Equitably?

I have both a first-grader and a third-grader, and besides being of different genders, they are also different in how they are doing in school. My first-grader is doing wonderfully and has gotten many compliments; however, my third-grade daughter has been struggling.   I like...

How Can I Get My Child to Share?

My son is 5 years old, and he has a terrible time sharing. He gets upset when he isn't in control while playing with other kids. I've tried to teach him about sharing, but he doesn't get it. Are there any techniques out there that...

How Do I Help a Shy Child?

My daughter is extremely shy. She will not talk to her teachers. Instead she pokes them and then whispers something she needs. She won't speak to the other students either, unless spoken to. On the playground, she finds something to do to look busy because...

How Can I Help my Son Stop Hitting?

I am the parent of a 5-year-old boy. He is in kindergarten and since preschool he has had difficulty keeping his hands to himself. In preschool he would hit other children. Now in kindergarten, he may push, hit or try to boss other children...

How Can I Stop My Daughter's Emotional Meltdowns?

I'm really worried about my daughter. She seems so exhausted when she comes home from school, and she doesn't want to talk about school at all. My husband and I have to pry the information out of her. She says she likes school but is...

My Child Cries About Going to the Lunch Room

My son is 5 years old. In his school they are expected to go to the lunch room first thing in the morning. Every kid in the whole school is in there from kindergarten through sixth grade, and for some reason he is scared to...

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