Self Esteem: Older Child

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8 Year Old Needs to Be More Responsible

L.B. asks from Chicago

How can I get my girl to take better care of her things? She has nine drawers in her dressing area and they are a shambles all the time. I just bought her new summe...


I've Been Told That My 7 Year Old Some Has CAPD - Does Anyone Know What This Is?

D.K. asks from New York

Hi, My son is 7 years old and in the first grade and he just came home with his report card for the 3rd marking period although he has been struggling with his readin...


Negative Outlook on School Because of Mean Kids

B.W. asks from Seattle

Hi, We have our 13 year old staying with us for this school year for the first time. He has said he hates school and would rather work in a factory than go to scho...


Ideas for Activities to Help a 10 Year Old Be Less Self Centered

R.S. asks from Dallas

I really appreciate all the great requests. She is in Girl Scouts and I am looking into volunteer opportunities. I have implemented some of the other great ideas fr...


Seeking Advice

A.B. asks from Los Angeles

My second child is an 8 year old girl. She is a wonderful and thoughtful girl to be around. She was born with quite a lot of bodily hair compare to the standards he...


My 9 Year Old Son Is Being Bullied!

K.S. asks from Chicago

My son is in 3rd grade. He is a sweet kid that gets picked on constantly! Everyday he comes home with a new story to tell me about how this kid did this or that kid d...


Violent Fits and Disruption from 9 year-old-Need Advice!

J.N. asks from Portland

We are a large combined family. My 9-year-old stepdaughter has been a huge household disruption and as she has gotten older her "temper tantrums" have gotten more an...


Snobbery? or Am I Being Too Sensitive?

S.E. asks from Philadelphia

My daughter belongs to a social group that is supposed to foster good self esteem and behaviors. But the girls are all well off. We are comfortable, but do not fee...


Other People Disciplining My Child

V.L. asks from Sacramento

So I'm a single mom now, after a 12 year relationship that also had a 7 year marriage. We separated when my daughter was 14 months and at the end of this month she wi...


I Am Raising My 8 Year Old Grand Son!

D.H. asks from Springfield

Ty has been with us for 6 months and comes from a background with little rules and little respect. We are trying to teach him respect and structure. He did real goo...