Gifted & Talented Child: First Response

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Gifted Testing

M.M. asks from Chicago

Has anyone had their child tested for the gifted programs with CPS? Can anyone tell me what is involved and what are the tests like?


Kindergarten - to Test or Not to Test

A.P. asks from Phoenix

Okay, so my daughter will be 5 on September 23rd and the cut off for kindergarten is August 31st. I know this question has been asked before and many other people ha...


Need Advice on How to Deal with a School District!

E.N. asks from Syracuse

My son's school is trying to force me to medicate him for ADHD. They are upset with me because I went outside their district and had an independent evaluation done. ...


Anyone Have Experience with Having a Child Repeat 1St Grade?

M.G. asks from Fort Collins

My son has an August birthday and just barely made the cut-off to enter kindergarten last year. He seemed ready so we sent him, knowing he was going to be the younges...


6 Year Old Hurting Herself

T. asks from Tucson

I have a 6 year old daughter and i am at my wits end with dealing with her. I need help and i think she does too. She throws fit 5 to 7 times a week. She will throw h...


Should I Hold My Daughter Back?

I.R. asks from Los Angeles

My daughter is almost 5 but was born 10 weeks early. She is enrolled in kindergarten for September but I'm not sure she is ready. Emotionally and socially she is very...


My 4Yr Old Is Behind the Other 4 Year Olds in Her Pre K Class!! HELP!

M.A. asks from San Francisco

First I must start off by excepting full responsibility for my daughter being behind the other 4 yr old kids in her Pre K class. Since my daughter was 3yrs old she wa...


The School Says My 6 Yr Old Has A.D.D. Not the Hyperactivity Type

S.C. asks from Daytona Beach

Hi my son just turned siz at the end of August and started first grade at the same time. He struggled thru kindergarten and then we found out he needed his tonsils, ...



K.S. asks from Knoxville

I NEED HELP!!! My son is in kindergarten. It's the first time he's been around other kids. There are behavior problems that have only seemed to have gotten worse. ...


Middle School Is Killing Me!!!

J.M. asks from Lexington

My son (11) has never liked school, now that he has moved to the middle school things seemed to be going a lot better. He was doing his homework and turning it all i...