Sylvia Rimm / Parents

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 ...

Finding Passion Is in Fashion

Q: How do you find extracurricular activities that your kid will like? I've tried them all, and our son always loses interest. My 14-year-old son is separating from me (his mom). How do I encourage him and let him know I'm here for him? He ...

Children May Have Too Much Testing

Q: I am a retired schoolteacher who taught at an elementary school for 30 years. I have never lost interest in educational and parenting issues. Among my own eight children and their spouses there are five active teachers.

I have recently ...