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Sylvia Rimm / Parents

Child Wants Peer Attention

Q: My daughter is a young first-grader and loves to learn. I always say she's very bright but lacks common sense. One of the biggest challenges I have with her is that as soon as she gets around her friends, she's a completely different child. ...

Teen Sets Too High Expectations

Q: What can I do to help my daughter? She was always an extremely intense but happy, confident child until she hit eighth grade. Then she started questioning herself and moving away from school activities. She had always been a leader, but she ...

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 ...