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How Can I Teach My Stubborn Child?

My daughter is very bright and intelligent, but she is so stubborn. She knows some of her letters and numbers, and she knows how to spell her first name, but I've been trying to get her to sit down with me and learn other things...

How Can I Stop My Kindergartner From Crying at Drop-Off?

My 5-year-old cries every day when we drop her off at kindergarten. I have talked to her teacher and she tells me, "Rest assured, once you leave she stops crying." But it has been two weeks since school started and it's the...

My Son Is Disruptive in Class

Over the last two years my 8-year-old son has had a problem with distracting others in class by tapping his pencils, playing with supplies in his desk and basically fidgeting in his seat. My son is older and larger than his classmates. We've had...

My Kindergartner Is Distracting Other Students

My son is in kindergarten and this is his first real experience with groups of kids. He was never in daycare or preschool; unfortunately, I think that kept him from developing his social skills. According to his teacher, he is being very disruptive in class...

My Son Talks Over the Teacher

My son is very disruptive in class. He's a quick learner and memorizes things quickly and for good. In class the teacher is talking and trying to teach the other children and as soon as my son recognizes the subject and he knows something about...

My Daughter Can't Sit Still

I have an 8-year-old in the third grade whose teacher says she is unable to keep still in class and has a hard time completing a task. When I work with her on homework or projects, I see that she is very bright but...

How Can I Help My Unfocused Fifth-Grader?

My son is totally unfocused when it comes to school. When he can't figure something out on his homework right away, he gets frustrated and wants my husband or me to do the work for him. He never reads the directions and will do assignments...

How Do I Help a Child Who's Become Defiant?

My first-grader has problems with anger. When he does not understand a math problem or any work assignment at school, he becomes defiant, rude and destructive. In the early part of first grade, we did not have these problems; now they occur every day all...

My Second-Grader Won't Follow Directions

My grandson yells at me when I tell him to do something (homework, change his clothes, eat, almost anything). He is very upset when I'm not around him, so it's not that he doesn't like being with me. I just don't know how to stop...

My child is too talkative

My kindergartner is talkative and rarely quiet. She wants to talk while dressing, eating and brushing her teeth. She is also talkative at school. The teacher thinks it's cute because she is a good student. However it is a problem because she needs to know...

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