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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...

What Can I Do to Reinforce My Freshman's Self-Esteem?

My high school freshman daughter, who by the way is a National Honor Society and straight A student, recently said "I no longer have stomachache problems and actually have friends because they don't think I'm a nerd." It is true, she is going...

How Do I Instill Confidence in My Child?

How do you instill confidence in a child? My daughter has a hard time looking people in the eyes. She makes negative comments about things that could or might happen, but never have. She says things like, "I didn't play with them because I...

How Can I Help My Jealous Preschooler?

When I volunteered to make cookies in my daughter's classroom she was jealous that I was also helping her friends. She tried to take over the activity and lead it herself. She wants me to volunteer in her classroom, but I need advice on how...

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...

Help! My Daughter's Friends Are Leaving Her School

My fourth grader attends a Montessori school, in which the children are placed in a multi-age classroom with the same teachers for three-year periods. Because the class sizes are small, there are only four fourth-grade girls and two fourth-grade boys in her class. Two of...

My Son Is Not Adjusting to School in This Country

My family and I have recently moved to the United States. In our home country he only got A's, but in this country he gets C's or D's. He has become very shy, doesn't like to go to school and still misses our country. My...

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...

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