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Help! My Child Is Always Late to School

My child never seems to get ready on time. How can I help her to be organized so that we are not late to school in the morning?

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...

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?

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...

How Do I Help My Child with Forgetfulness?

My son is having a lot of problems remembering things like his books in order to do his homework. How can I help him overcome his forgetfulness? Should I be worried?

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...

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...

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...

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...

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