Category Archives: School & Learning

How can I help my daughter focus on her goals so she won’t get frustrated or bored?

My daughter is a vibrant and enthusiastic 11-year-old. She loves trying new things, such as drawing classes and soccer. But when the activity becomes too challenging or not challenging enough, her excitement fades and she loses focus. I’m wondering how … Continue reading

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The teachers at my son’s school call him an idiot.

My 16-year-old son is often called to the principal’s office for his behaviour in class, his class teacher has been constantly calling him stupid and an idiot in front of his classmates. My son is an above average student and … Continue reading

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My five-year-old son cries every time his teacher asks him to do something.

My five-year-old son cries everytime his teacher asks him to do something. He is fine socially, playing with the other kids, and once he gets into the task he is fine. It is just getting started that is the issue. … Continue reading

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Does my daughter have a learning disability?

My daughter is almost six, nearing the end of grade primary in French. French is not spoken at home. I have been noticing that she is mixing her numbers and letters up a lot, even when she is looking right … Continue reading

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My 15-year-old son is failing 9th grade and does not consider school a priority.

I have reached the end of my rope with my 15-year-old son, he tries to stay home from school every single day by complaining that he is sick, which is not the case. Although he does suffer from some kind … Continue reading

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My six-year-old son is very defiant at school.

I have a six-year-old son in grade one, he is very intelligent and creative, but also very defiant. In school, he refuses to do work that he finds boring such as colouring or practicing writing. The teacher sends home his … Continue reading

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How can I motivate my son to try harder at school?

My 15-year-old son is about to write his first set of high school exams.  He has always been a good student, but his marks are slipping, and he is putting almost no effort into his school work.  He is very … Continue reading

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I don’t think my son is being challenged enough at school, am I being too pushy?

My son, age 10, is smart and a really nice person. He does well at school but he hardly works at all. He doesn’t study but does well on tests. If he has an assignment, he does it at the … Continue reading

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My parents have overly high expectations for my sister, how can I help her?

My younger sister is in her second year of high school. When she was five years old, a psychologist tested her. He found she was at a grade four level in all subjects. My parents have taken this very seriously. … Continue reading

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My daughter has a learning disability and will soon be a teenager.

My twelve-year-old daughter was identified at school with a communication learning disability when she was 10 in grade 4. She is on an IEP. Her physical development is happening quickly, she got her period when she turned 11 years old. … Continue reading

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