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My Son Worries That His Friends Don't Like Him

My first-grader is very sensitive. He's always worried about not having any friends. He has lots of friends in his class. But if they disagree with him or refuse to share, he thinks that they are being rude and that they don't like him any...

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 Is Being Bullied

My son seems to have less confidence in himself and gets picked on at school. At times he has been picked on by his schoolmates in the playground or other places, such as the lunch area. He is afraid to tell them to stop or...

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 Overachieving Child Cheated

My daughter is a bright child but can be a bit of an overachiever. She is a good student and happily completes her homework on a daily basis. She is very hard on herself if she doesn't do well on a test or cannot do...

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...

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 son compares himself to his gifted brother

My first-grade son doesn't read well, although he is very creative and gifted in other ways. My 9-year-old son is very gifted in reading and reads high-school-level books. This is becoming an issue because my younger son feels that he isn't smart. How can...

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