Sylvia Rimm / Parents

All Children Have Strengths and Weaknesses

Q: How do you deal with children who have different learning styles?

A: Children do have a variety of styles in which they learn best. Some children are fairly even in their learning abilities, whereas others are very uneven. It helps to think ...

Top 10 Tips for University Success

Each year at this time, a new group of students heads off to the exciting and challenging experience of pursuing a university education. The first year can be a difficult adjustment. Students are faced with more independence, more challenges and...

Older Child Dethroned by Twins

Q: I am a single mom of twins. My older daughter cries, throws a fit, and whines about anything she is told to do (going to school, eating dinner). How can I control, stop or reverse the crying and temper tantrums?

A: Consider that your older ...

Very Smart Kids Are Gifted

Q: How do you know if your child is gifted or just smart? My sixth-grader reads at an 11th-grade reading level, earns a 4.0 and is No. 1 in the class without working hard. Should she be tested?

A: Your description of your daughter gives me the ...

Retention Is Sometimes a Good Idea

Q: I see on your website that you have written many articles on retention and/or delaying school entry for young children. So I was hoping you could offer me some much-needed advice on my daughter.

Long story short, my daughter is 6 and would ...

Capable Son Shows Poor Motivation

Q: My very capable son is very lazy when it comes to homework and in-class work because he feels that he can take the test and still get a decent grade. How do I make him realize that he needs to not be so lax? Is it normal for a gifted child to...