I am having a tough time with my 2nd grader (7 years old) this year. Ever since right before school started, her behavior has changed and she is outright lying about things. (Let's face it, all kids bend the truth). Her father & I, although divorced, are both there for her and there have been no traumatic events lately. Last year she was mostly A's, a couple of B's & now I feel like she is practically failing 2nd grade! I'm not thrilled with the teacher's homework, I feel like the directions are sometimes very unclear and if I can't figure it out.....what is my child to do? I've talked to him about it when he stated that he explains things very clearly prior to the end of the day and apparently it's my daughter's problem that she can't remember what to do. I work, so she is at daycare about 3 hours before we get home to do homework, should I expect her to remember all this?? For some reason, I don't feel my duaghter is applying herself in school and I'm really starting to wonder about her reading comprehension. She's always been happy about school but this is just totally a different year. Any advice would be helpful & appreciated!! I am at my wits end trying to figure out if it's my duaghter or a bad teacher/child combination.