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Should I Let My Child Quit?

My daughter just told me that she wants to quit her soccer team. She said this through tears, then went on to explain that, in her opinion, she's not good enough to play on the team. Apparently, the coach yelled at her in front of...

My Granddaughter Doesn't Test Well

I have a granddaughter in the fourth grade. Her parents help her every day with her homework. She can tell the correct answers and does quite well. At school when given a test on the same subjects, she will receive a C, a D or...

My Child Gets Frustrated and Won't Accept Help

My daughter gets very frustrated if things do not come easily to her or if she makes a lot of mistakes while doing her homework. She pushes away help and wants to try to do it herself. But she ends up getting more and more...

How Can I Help My Son Adjust to College?

My son is going to college this fall, his first time away from home and on his own. My biggest concern is that he will not focus without his mother and me pushing him. How about some pointers to help him be successful without interfering...

How Do I Help a Child Who Worries About Tests?

My daughter is smart, outgoing and funny, but can be a bit serious at times. Although she is doing well in school, above grade level in reading, language arts and math, she gets nervous and anxious at the mention of the word "test."...

My Son Has Poor Sportsmanship

My son is extremely competitive. He wants to win at everything and gets very upset when he loses. What can I do to help him understand that he doesn't always have to win?

How Can I Stop My Fifth-Grader From Lying?

My fifth-grader has a tendency to lie for no apparent reason. He seems to do it almost automatically. What can we do?

Help My Child Cope With Parental Separation

I have been separated from my husband for a year now, and I have tried to inform my daughter of this. At first she asked about him all the time and suggested that he was at work. Now she understands that he is not home...

How Can I Help My Procrastinating Teen?

My son is a 10th-grader in high school, and he barely pays attention in class, doesn't finish his work and rarely has any homework. He waits until it's almost time for report cards to come out and then hurries to find all his missing work...

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...

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