Sylvia Rimm / Parents

Teacher Requests Help

Q: What strategy would you suggest for parents who send their child to his room to complete homework but the child does not work? The parents also want the child to stay with me, his teacher, during recess to complete homework. What do you ...

Popularity Is Not an Indicator of Success

Q: I have 8-year-old twin girls. They are fraternal and look different. They also act very differently. They are in different classes. One of my girls seems to attract more friends than the other. This is becoming more and more obvious as we ...

Special Pressures Begin in Middle Grades

Q: I have a fifth-grade daughter, who up until this year had been an A and B student. This year, she is bringing home papers and tests with D's and F's on them. She says she forgets to bring material home from school to study and makes careless ...

Disruptive Child Needs to Understand Boundaries

Q: How do we keep a united front if one partner feels that the other is reacting out of anger? How do you get an overly eager child to contain his enthusiasm and not disrupt the class?

A: Although it's unfair of me to jump to conclusions ...

Complex Tantrums Need Anger Management

Q: My 10-year-old granddaughter has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. She has many medical problems, as well. My granddaughter does extremely well in a regular private school, where she is the model student and excels academically in...