Sylvia Rimm / Parents

Parents Should Set Friendship Values

Q: My 8-year-old son is on a baseball team, and most of the boys are good kids, but one child is a bad influence. This boy uses horrible language and is very disrespectful to his parents and the coach. The boy's family continually asks my son ...

Good Nutrition Can Help Attention

Q: The grandmother's response below is to an earlier question about children receiving medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She makes several comments that are important for parents to be aware of. Her letter follows:

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Should Child Repeat Kindergarten?

Q: We are on the fence about having our 5-year-old repeat kindergarten. He is able to complete all the readiness tips in your newsletter. We met with his teachers and were told it would be up to us whether we want to keep him back. They believe ...

Reading Disability Can Be Hard to Identify

I received the following letter from a reader. This mother shared her experience, which can be helpful to other parents in uncovering disabilities in their children. Please be aware that these disabilities are correctable. Her letter follows:

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Gifted Child Doesn't Qualify for Programming

Q: What do you do when you know one of your children is gifted and not being served? She is not challenged in school, gets straight A's every quarter, was reading chapter books in kindergarten, and is doing three-digit multiplication and ...

Only Child Can Feel Great Pressure

Q: I am in the eighth grade. I read your article about how gifted children affect families. I was wondering what you think the family atmosphere would be like if an only child were gifted. How would it be different from a family with many ...