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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...

Is My Child Just Lazy?

How do I get my third-grader to want to do more than just "average" work? Whenever I ask him to do his best, his consistent response is, "I don't care if I am the best or at the top. I just want...

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's Outbursts Disrupt the Class

My third-grade daughter cannot seem to control her tongue and disrupts the entire class. She had been making improvements and then yesterday after work, I got a call from her teacher. She is stumped as to what to do next, as well. My daughter is...

My Son Is Disruptive in Class

Over the last two years my 8-year-old son has had a problem with distracting others in class by tapping his pencils, playing with supplies in his desk and basically fidgeting in his seat. My son is older and larger than his classmates. We've had...

Am I Overprotective of My 9-Year-Old?

My daughter is 9 years old. Her friends from school and the neighborhood are allowed to roam the neighborhood without parental supervision, stay out later than her and have late bed times. I'm not sure if I'm right for keeping a tight rein on her...

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...

My Son Talks Over the Teacher

My son is very disruptive in class. He's a quick learner and memorizes things quickly and for good. In class the teacher is talking and trying to teach the other children and as soon as my son recognizes the subject and he knows something about...

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 Daughter Can't Sit Still

I have an 8-year-old in the third grade whose teacher says she is unable to keep still in class and has a hard time completing a task. When I work with her on homework or projects, I see that she is very bright but...

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