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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 do I help my daughter deal with mean girls?

My second-grader does not want to go to school. She tells me there is a group of girls who constantly tease her and keep her away from her best friend. They tell her best friend not to play with her and make her choose sides...

My Child Won't Talk at School

My second-grader won't talk in school. He only whispers to his teacher, which is frustrating to the teacher. Outside of school he is a chatterbox. Because of this we've taken him out of school and he is being homeschooled. What should we be doing now...

My Son Blames Everyone Else

When my second-grader does something wrong he blames everyone else but himself. He sees what everyone else did to get him into trouble. I want him to see what he did and try to learn from his behavior so he doesn't repeat it. After we...

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...

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...

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 Child Thinks Her Teacher Doesn't Like Her

My second-grader feels her teacher doesn't like her. She hasn't been doing well in school because she doesn't feel accepted by her teacher. I addressed these problems with her teacher, but didn't get the response I wanted. I went to observe the classroom. True to...

My Daughter is Too Sensitive

My daughter seems to be so sensitive to correction. If she did not pick up her clothes or missed a word on her spelling test, she retreats into herself and no one can break through for at least an hour. And when we do, it's...

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...

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