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Sylvia Rimm / Parents

Reversing High School Underachievement

I received two questions about 10th-graders that can be answered similarly. The first question is:

Q: What strategies do you have to help a young man in 10th grade who continually does not complete homework, though he is completely capable, and ...

4-Year-Old Needs Direction

Q: If I've given my 4-year-old too many choices and too much power, how do I correct it? Should I take away his choices? He has lots of sensitivity and imagination issues and extremes of emotion, too.

A: The problem with giving young children so...

Inspiring High School Students Is Important

Q: I am a high school teacher in Tennessee. I heard you speak at a conference last year and tried to implement some of your strategies with two of my senior-class underachievers. We have tried modifying the curriculum for them so they can achieve...

Student Wonders About Grades and Motivation

Q: I am a sixth-grader, and in my class, we have a research project. My topic is, "Do grades affect the way students want to learn?"

I was pleased by all the information that your book "Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades: And What You Can Do About ...

Technology Provides Challenge for Parents

Q: We're the parents of a 15-year-old girl. My daughter and I have had some open and satisfying conversations about many things, including sexuality. She's had some boyfriends that have lasted less than a month and hasn't been sexually active. I ...

Bullying Is Hard to Stop

Q: My son is 14 and going into the eighth grade. He was faced with a lot of bullying issues this year.

Although the school has a no-tolerance policy, we find it does not stick to its own policy and rules. When my son reported something, the ...