Sylvia Rimm / Parents

Daughter Struggles With Homework

Q: I live in Hong Kong and have a 10-year-old daughter, who is in fifth grade. Her problem has been annoying me for more than a year. She is very slow in doing homework. She thinks back and forth before answering every question. She writes two ...

Nervous Tics Have Many Origins

Q: At what age does a nervous tic become a problem you need to treat or have children be aware that they have this problem?

A: Seeing as you've described your son's tic as a nervous one, you may have already consulted with his pediatrician. If ...

Technology Is Here to Change

Q: What are your feelings about technology and the impact on children? How much technology is enough?

A: When I surveyed 5,000 middle-school students and met with hundreds of them in focus groups, I asked about what they thought had changed ...

Sports Can Teach Achievement

Q: I have a student who underachieves in school but is an excellent swimmer on the swim team. I'm trying to incorporate his love of swimming into assignments, special projects, etc., but to no avail. How do you get a child to understand that he ...