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My Child's Class Is Out of Control

My son is in a kindergarten classroom where the students are out of control most of the time. There are a few students in class who the teacher can not get control. It seems she spends more time dealing with misbehaving kids than teaching. Because...

How Can I Teach My Stubborn Child?

My daughter is very bright and intelligent, but she is so stubborn. She knows some of her letters and numbers, and she knows how to spell her first name, but I've been trying to get her to sit down with me and learn other things...

How Can I Stop My Kindergartner From Crying at Drop-Off?

My 5-year-old cries every day when we drop her off at kindergarten. I have talked to her teacher and she tells me, "Rest assured, once you leave she stops crying." But it has been two weeks since school started and it's the...

My Kindergartner Is Distracting Other Students

My son is in kindergarten and this is his first real experience with groups of kids. He was never in daycare or preschool; unfortunately, I think that kept him from developing his social skills. According to his teacher, he is being very disruptive in class...

How Should I Handle My Kindergartner's Bad Behavior on the Bus

My kindergartner and his classmates have been picking up a lot of bad behavior and disgusting physical and verbal expressions from some older kids on the school bus. As parents, we can't expect the driver to discipline them since he has to focus on the...

What is Causing a Change in My Child's Sleep Pattern and Behavior?

My first-grader got off to a great start this year and seems really "in sync" with her teacher. However, over the past week I've noticed a change in her sleeping pattern. She has been waking up within an hour of going to bed...

My child is too talkative

My kindergartner is talkative and rarely quiet. She wants to talk while dressing, eating and brushing her teeth. She is also talkative at school. The teacher thinks it's cute because she is a good student. However it is a problem because she needs to know...

What should I do with a disrespectful child?

This year my 6-year-old is repeating kindergarten at the request of her teacher last year who said that although her skills were developed, she was "not emotionally ready" for first grade. While last year she enjoyed school, this year she claims she...

How can I get my sons to stop arguing?

My two boys are in kindergarten and third grade. They constantly argue. I have tried so many things. I have even separated them by giving them their own rooms so each one has his own space. It hasn't really helped. I would like to know...

The Girls' Clique Snubs My Daughter

My daughter complains that some girls do not play with her or do not let her participate in their games. I spoke to the teacher, and she said that there are two girls in class who, like to play together and decide who will play...

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