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How Can I Help my Son Stop Hitting?

I am the parent of a 5-year-old boy. He is in kindergarten and since preschool he has had difficulty keeping his hands to himself. In preschool he would hit other children. Now in kindergarten, he may push, hit or try to boss other children...

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...

My Child Bites Her Fingers

I have a fifth-grade daughter who recently turned 10 and who bites the skin off the tip of her fingers when she is nervous. I noticed this behavior earlier this year after a transition to a new school. I spoke with her about it and...

My Active Son Struggles With Structure

My child talks too much in class and sometimes plays a lot. He is very young for his grade, but he is also very smart. He does great on his schoolwork but apparently the teacher has a hard time keeping his attention. He has had...

How Can I Stop My Daughter's Emotional Meltdowns?

I'm really worried about my daughter. She seems so exhausted when she comes home from school, and she doesn't want to talk about school at all. My husband and I have to pry the information out of her. She says she likes school but is...

My Son's Teacher Thinks He's a Problem Child

My son's teacher seems to call me once a week with a problem. My son can be very active, but at times I feel she is calling for very little things, such as getting out of line and laughing. She outright told me on the...

My Child Cries About Going to the Lunch Room

My son is 5 years old. In his school they are expected to go to the lunch room first thing in the morning. Every kid in the whole school is in there from kindergarten through sixth grade, and for some reason he is scared to...

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...

My Fifth-Grader Shows No Interest

My daughter does very well in school but is not interested in anything anyone else wants to teach her, including myself. In any conversation she disconnects and simply does not listen. She's also very stubborn when I try to help her with homework.

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