Let me start by telling you2 a bit about our gang. We are a military family, with a husband who is frequently gone be it 12-15 month deployments or training and schools, I myself went back to work last year after being a stay at home mom for 6 years, we have a almost 7 yr old little girl and a 4 yr old (on paper) little boy who is special needs. Now our girl starts more and more frequently to cry about not wanting to go to school (she is in first grade) or have "stomach aches or headaches". Per her Teacher there is nothing bad going on in school, like teasing, making fun of etc, her report cards are always very good. Which kind of gets me to my next concern as I'm puzzled about who she can be good at tests but during homework, myself or her after school provider frequently are told "I don't know", "This is too hard" and if you ask her who she gets to her results in Math, she has usually not one good explanation.lol Or a scatchy one that will not work in other instances like: 2 tens plus 5 ones = 25, well she puts 25 and her explantion is that the 2 and the 5 make 25 because that's how all of these others worked out so far but if asked what 2 tens equalls she has no idea. So what is going to happen if her trick doesn't work anymore when they switch to 2 fives or so? She already had these episodes of crying and not wanting to go to school and stay with me in Kindergarten and now I'm wondering if I should hold her back a year or should I stay at home again or maybe even home school? I would appreciate any input, ideas or suggestions.