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Sylvia Rimm / Parents

Timing Can Cause Problems

Q: My son is gifted in the verbal and perceptional areas but has only average processing speed. He is in fifth grade and is having trouble with timed assignments. His IQ evaluation says that he might have trouble with timed activities and getting...

Parent Talk Can Help

Q: My child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and is in first grade. She is both a perfectionist and oversensitive. How do I get her to not be so literal about everything? How can I prevent her from getting so emotional and feeling ...

Teen Feels Pressured to Be Amazing

Q: I stumbled upon an article you wrote and felt like I had found the Holy Grail.

Unfortunately, my child is 17 and in junior in high school. Whether we just never landed in the office of the right professional or not, I just don't know, but my ...

7-Year-Old Child Not an Abuser

Q: I am just wondering if you have any advice for my family's current situation. I have a 7-year-old nephew who seems to have molested my 3-year-old niece. Both my sisters are terrified about looking for help in fear that this would be reported ...

Birth Order Can Affect Underachievement

Q: Is underachievement connected to birth order? It seems to me that if there's a high achiever in the family, another sibling becomes an underachiever. What's your experience with sibling effects? How is underachievement affected by a person's ...