Math: Tween

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What Chores Do You Require of a 12 Year Old?

S.L. asks from Des Moines

My dd is busy outside of school with sports practice 3 days/week and we are usually gone on the weekends. I haven't required a whole lot of chores of my kids because...


Failing Math

M.C. asks from Detroit

How do you handle what appears to be a bad math teacher and a school administration willing to not do anything about it? My neighbor's 11 year old 6th grade daughter...


Supervising Instant Messaging of 12 Year Old Girl

A.H. asks from Washington DC

My 12 year old daughter has been on IM for for a few months. Before this, she was on email, which I told her I was supervising (reading periodically). There were seve...


10 Year Old Struggling with Math

A.W. asks from Seattle

My 10 year old daughter is really struggling with math. She says she doesn't really understand most of what they are doing at school. How can I help her with it?


How Can I Get My 14 Year Old to Enjoy School?

S.B. asks from San Francisco

I have a 14 year old son who has dislike school since second grade. It has been a constant struggle to get him up in the morning and to motivate him to take pride in ...


Am I Asking Too Much from My Daughter's Grades??

T.T. asks from Los Angeles

Hello. My daughter is 12 and going into 7th grade(she has a late birthday, but going from private to public school they couldnt hold her back). Her grades are mostly ...


Age Appropriate "Chores" for My 11 Year Old Son

S.G. asks from Kansas City

My 11 year old son wants allowance. I would like to make a "chore" list for him. What are appropriate chores for him and what is the going rate per week for allowan...


10 Year Old Who Struggles with Writing

S.C. asks from Allentown

My son is a gifted 4th grader, participating in our school's gifted program, accelerated reading, and is a year ahead in math. He gets good grades & takes pride in h...


Consequences for Grades and Homework

N.H. asks from Stockton

Some ideas on consequences for bad grades/motivation to do better. My son is struggling in school. Do I punish for bad grades i.e grounding or money for each good gra...


12 Year Old Behavior Problems

M.B. asks from Los Angeles

I am having problems with my 12 year old step son. Last school year he got 3 Fs, 2 Ds and a C. He always lied about having homework. At home, he wont do his chores...