Concerns About HomeschoolingQuestions About Time Spent and Tests Given in HomeschoolingEvery family approaches homeschooling differently. For parents who wish to have their children tested, standardized tests are available throughout the year, depending on the grade and type of test.
Helping With HomeworkHomework Hassles!Our expert suggests how to keep a child on-task with his homework.
Gifted EducationGifted and BoredOur expert offers a number of suggestions to a gifted high-schooler who complains of boredom.
Gifted EducationTalking About Testing with My ChildParents often need to reassure a child in a low-key manner before testing, but should never force a reluctant child.
UnderachievingMiddle-Schooler's Grades SlippingSlipping grades might indicate a bigger problem than learning to adjust to middle school.
Teacher/Child RelationshipsMy Son's Teacher Is Too ToughThe attitude you have about your child's teacher can affect your child's success with that teacher.
Grade AdvancementSkip First Grade?Skipping first grade is not usually advisable.
GradesFreshman Grades Were TerribleWhen a student is embarrassed by his freshman year performance, he needs to perform a self-exam of his academic year.
Behavior IssuesOut of Control at SchoolTalk to your pediatrician first if your child seems to be out of control at school.
Central Auditory Processing DisorderCAPD Testing and RetentionOur expert answers a mother's questions about CAPD and retention.
Holding Your Child BackSummer Tutoring or Retention?Finding help for a struggling student can be as simple as a summer tutor.
Holding Your Child BackSon Wants to Be RetainedMost children do not "catch up" when held back. Retention won't turn them into successful students unless the reasons for their continuing struggles are addressed.
UnderachievingHonor Roll Student Now Failing to Complete HomeworkOur expert advises a parent to help her underachieving son understand his responsibilities for completing homework.
Gifted EducationShould Three-Year-Old Get IQ Test?Intelligence tests are not considered valid on a child less than five years old.
Preschool ExpectationsAnother Year of Preschool?Find out what benefits another year of preschool might have for a four-year-old.
Test-Taking AbilitiesTest TroubleLearn tips to help your child prepare for a test.
Teacher/Child RelationshipsADHD and SchoolworkLearn what you can do when you suspect that your child's teacher has given up on him.
DyslexiaDyslexia and RetentionA child who is happy, well adjusted, and performing on grade level, even if that is below the class average, should move up with his class.
Holding Your Child BackSon Is Not Ready to GraduateA mother disagrees with the administrators of her son's school, who believe he has received a "fair and appropriate public education" and should graduate.
8th Grade Milestones and ObstaclesStepson Is Failing Eighth GradeThe best response is to back off and expect your stepson to take responsibility for his schoolwork.