Sylvia Rimm / Parents

Parents Are Role Models to Their Children

Q: I've heard you talk about being positive role models for our children with references to our work. I understand that we should not tell children that we had a bad day or we don't like our boss, but if we never share our bad days, aren't we ...

High School Should Fit With Child's Ability

Q: What is your feeling about children going into competitive high schools versus average high schools?

A: Highly competitive high schools are good for those students whose skills and work ethic will allow them to keep up with the breadth and ...

Change Lazy Son to Hard Worker

Q: I have a very lazy son who barely studies. His time shifts among the computer (chatting, games), writing lyrics for rap music, listening to music and watching TV. He's in high school, and I'm very afraid he'll have to repeat this year as a ...

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 ...