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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!

Help! My Preschooler has Separation Anxiety

My son has been going to preschool four days a week for five months. Every morning when I drop him off he has separation anxiety. He cries and doesn't interact with the other children. I have visited the school at recess and found that he...

How Can We Help Our 12-Year-Old Learn to Like His School?

I have one child, a son who is 12 years old. He was going to public school from K-5 and was doing well. Now we are sending him to a private school and he gets Cs and is failing Latin. He cries to my...

How Can I Get My Child to Stop Lying?

How does one get a child to stop telling lies, for example denying she took something from someone else, and just boldly lying about it? It's so difficult when one doesn't have actual proof but knows from past experience the child is deliberately lying, and...

My Fifth-Grader Lies About His Homework

My son is not completing or doing his homework but what is more upsetting is the fact that he is coming up with clever ways of concealing and destroying the teacher's note. He is also being dishonest regarding completing homework. This is not like him...

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