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How Can I Motivate My Child?

My first-grader was recently tested for the gifted program and she missed it by 1%. The main problem is her motivation and not her intelligence. How can I motivate her to achieve? She does have the potential, but she gets distracted too fast from the...

My Son Struggles in Class But Works Well at Home

I am very confused because my son works differently at school than when he is at home. The work his teachers say he struggles with in school is work he breezes through at home without a problem. The problem is mainly in math. I went...

My Child Is a "Slow Poke"

My son went to kindergarten in a public school and has now started first grade in a private school. He is having a hard time finishing his work on time. Most of the kids in his class have attended this school since preschool and they...

My Son Is Smart, Slow and Stubborn

My son is pretty smart and was just accepted into his school's "gifted and talented" program. The problem is he does everything slowly including copying a simple assignment, taking a bath and eating. He also gets extremely distracted. For example, when he is...

The power of play

As children slog though grueling schedules of enrichment and academics, researchers have found a connection between brain development and the very thing kids are getting less of.

Help build your child's confidence

Want to motivate kids? Make them the hero of a story about giving it their all.