Sylvia Rimm / Parents

Excellent Student Learning to Be Challenged

Q: My daughter is in the sixth grade and does well in school. She has friends and is happy, but she has trouble working through situations in which she doesn't excel immediately. She has taken piano lessons for six years, and it is painful for ...

Mom in Portugal Wants Results

Q: I am a mother of three children and live in Portugal. I was searching the Internet and found your Web page. My middle daughter is the reason I was looking for help. She fits your description of a bright kid with poor grades. She is 13, is ...

Child Has Time to Discover Interests

Q: What would you suggest for the child who seems to have no strong interests or curiosity to learn more than she's presented at school? She's been advanced in math, science, social studies and English. She's willing to take more advanced ...

Focus Can Be Learned

Q: What do you suggest I do to encourage my third-grade daughter to have a longer attention span and pay more attention to what she is reading, writing and answering? Thank you!

A: There are plenty of children who can learn to pay attention and...

6th-Grader Needs Guidance

Q: How can we teach a sixth-grader to take things seriously -- for example, pick up after herself, not procrastinate and take her own initiative to take care of important things?

A: Some 11-year-olds take things too seriously, and some don't ...

You Can Help Your Daughter With Anxiety

Q: Please recommend how to help a child deal with anxiety. My daughter gets herself very worked up, throws up and suffers until she finally works through her problem over the course of several weeks.

A: It does seem I am receiving more frequent...