Grades & Performance: Older Child

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9-Year-old Asking About Sex

G.H. asks from Cincinnati

My daughter has asked me what the word sex means and what sex is. She is 9. I explained to her that some questions are very difficult to answer and that I would like ...


Respect and Grades

F.D. asks from Dallas

My 10 year old Tiffany isn't respecting her teacher. I've gotten numerous calls from her teacher, saying that Tiffany was being disrespectful at school that day. She ...


6 Year Old Allowance

K.M. asks from Los Angeles

My daughter is almost 6 years old. She has no concept of money. She thinks that it is ALWAYS available to her. I want to start giving her an allowance, so she can ...



A.H. asks from Spartanburg

This may sound unrealistic but I really thought my 7 year old daughter would get all A's on her first report card. She will most likely have all A's and 1 B. I have...



S.S. asks from Dallas

I'm taking a poll, asking the question: Was a "C" in a class acceptable when you were in grade school? **Note, I am not referring to kids with special needs or ...


Almost 6-Year-old Wants a Nintendo DS or a Wii

A.L. asks from Sacramento

My almost 6-year-old has been pleading for a Nintendo DS or the Wii, like all his cousins and some of his friends have. My mother-in-law really wants to get him one ...


Would You Pay Your Kids for Good Grades?

S.G. asks from Norfolk

I don't think I would ( and my oldest doesn't get letter grades yet) but I think this was "done" quite a bit when my husband and I were growing up. $10 for an "A" on...


10 Year Old Defiant Son

J.F. asks from Minneapolis

I am so desperate for any advice from other parents of 10 year old boys. My son is not at all respectful of my discipling him, he doesn't care what I threaten him wit...


Payment for Good Grades

L.B. asks from Stockton

Hi all. My daughter is 13yo and has been getting letter grades since the 4th grade. Well, every report card she has gotten all A's and one B. Every time. Drives h...


Rewarding Good Grades

A.L. asks from Melbourne

My nine year son is currently in third grade. He had a rough start in his 'School Career', struggling through kindergarten, failing first grade, ect. Well, he is now ...