Sylvia Rimm / Parents

Should Gifted Preschooler Be Tested

Q: How important is it to have a child tested for giftedness at a young age? Should we wait until he's tested at the end of second grade, which is what is typically done at our school? How beneficial is the early testing, and is it worth the out...

College Son Needs Evaluation

Q: Our son just finished his first year at a university. When his grades came in, he had failed all but one subject. His high school career was similar. He pulled his grades up at the last minute, never did his homework and never completed his ...

Adults, Too, Have Special Needs

Q: My brother-in-law is 23 and has Asperger's syndrome. As much as we try to be patient, he is impossible. He's a motormouth who thinks he's the expert on everything. Having him present when people are around is difficult, and having him in the ...

Child Over-Empowered Early

Q: I'm writing concerning my 13-year-old granddaughter. Her parents over-empowered her at an early age. As soon as she could communicate, she was constantly asked what she would like to do today, eat today, etc. The parents have been trying to ...

What Will Next School Year Bring

Q: We're worried about our daughter moving on to first grade. There will be some changes in the teachers next year, and one of the teachers moving into our child's grade next year causes us great concern. Several teachers have stated that they ...

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 ...