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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...

Can I Ease My Child's Performance Anxiety?

My daughter gets extremely anxious when it comes to performing in front of people. This has affected her ability to perform in the school plays that she has been interested in and to take part in school projects in which she needs to speak in...

How Can I Help My Teen Reach His Potential?

My junior son is a smart kid. Good grades came easily to him in junior high, but since he has been in high school his grades have suffered significantly because he does not do a majority of his homework assignments. His GPA is currently in...

How Can I Get My Tween to Stop Lying?

I have a problem with my 11-year-old telling me lies. She is constantly making up stories. She is mad at someone or something everyday. I can't even talk to her without her getting defensive about what I say. She is very tall and also...

How do I address death with my first-grader?

We recently had a death in the family. I want to make sure that I address the subject appropriately with my daughter. Can you advise me on how to address death with a first-grader and suggest some good books on the subject at a first-grade...

How Can I Help My 12-Year-Old Feel OK About Her Height?

My 12-year-old daughter is in seventh grade and has been in her school since PreK. This year her classmates, whom she has been with since first grade are teasing her about her height as they have grown taller and are developed. My daughter averages...

My Teen Has Trouble Concentrating

What do I do with a teen son who has extreme difficulties in concentrating on his homework? Sometimes it takes hours to have him get the right answer to two problems. Help!

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