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The child's performance at school, how school rules, situations and other issues may affect the child, etc.

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Raising a bully proof child

My son is not nearly school-age, but my husband and I have been doing some thinking about problems modern schools face. Bullying is unfortunately one of them. How do you raise your child making sure ...
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Enrolling in 1st Grade vs Playing

What age should the youngest child enroll in 1st grade; at what age should parents consider postponing for 1 year their child's enrollment? Playing is very important for a child and that is why there ...
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How to help my 8-year-old who has selective mutism and doesn't say a word at school?

My 8-year-old has selective mutism. She is very talkative at home, but when it comes to school she will not say a word. She went the whole school year without her teacher hearing her voice. When I go ...
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How do I deal with acute cases of "stay at home envy"?

Summary: an older child (in school) is 99% of time OK with the fact that sometimes he gets to go to school on days the younger child stays at home. This includes 100% rational agreement from him ...
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Would enrolling a 5-year-old in pre-school be okay or slow down his development?

I have a 5-year-old and we're in the USA. He had been to preschool when he was 3.5 years old for 1.5 years. Now at 5 years 4 months, he is able to read the sentences, write words, do almost 2nd ...
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What do I do about the fact that my child can already read, write and do math before entering first grade?

My nearly 6 year-old son is going to first grade next year. He's already reading quite fluently and writing. He does basic math (without writing). He has great sense of humor, and he loves to make ...
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What is the name of this SAT test concept?

I’m looking for the academic name, or examples of pattern finding that is like Tree/apple is to vine/(tomato) There are other examples that probably illustrate different thought domains; is this a ...
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Do parents in the UK really pretend to be religious to get their kids into church schools?

I'm a long term fan of some UK panel comedy show. "Mock the Week" is a particular favourite of mine. In a recent episode they had a real laugh at the expense of some parents who pretended ...
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How to help son overcome stress over the time limit in first exam?

My son is in the 2nd grade (8 y/o) and at school, he doesn't have any exams at all yet. He passed the first stage of a gifted education project, that would greatly help him if he gets into it. The ...
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How can I help my daughter to realize advantages of books?

My daughter is 9, she is very clever, but I want her to work harder, read more as after doing the lessons quickly she takes her cell phone and doesn't notice anything else around. How can I help her ...
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Annoying kid at the park

My son is 9. He goes to a neighborhood park where he runs into an older kid (11) every now and then. Let's call this kid J. J is an extremely outgoing kid, who almost lives in the park. He has been ...
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Should I force the school to expel my son?

TL;DR: School is kicking my son out over a medical issue, but wants us to say we're willingly pulling him out. Should I refuse and ask that they formally expel him? My kindergartener attends a private ...
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ADHD and physical activity prior to school work

My 10 years old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD two years ago. I found that when she does physical exercises before homework, she is more concentrated, happy and willing to work with me. I am ...
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How to deal with a 6 year old who was "caught" cheating?

This is regarding my son who is 6 years old and is studying in Grade 1. We got a call from his class teacher that he was caught "cheating" during dictation assessment. Actually, we revise the words at ...
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Why should/not a child or teenager report an incident in school to attempt to stop the adverse behavior of another?

Say a student grabs another in an inappropriate way (i.e., lewd or malicious). Should the victim report the incident to a trusted adult? Apparently, many are against reporting lewd deviant behavior ...
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How to lessen a depressed teenager's absences?

Some context Parents died horribly and unexpectedly years prior. This has caused a myriad of problems for us. It's just me (26) and my brother (16) left so I have to to be a parent figure to him. Due ...
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My son's handwriting is so poor that even he can't read it. How can I help him improve?

My son is 14 years old, and his hand writing is really bad. Teachers complain that they can't read what he writes. What can I do to help him improve his hand writing? Is there some kind of specialist ...
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My 6 year old answers teachers slowly during distance education

My 6 year old child's behaviour in zoom schooling is a bit different. When we take his study at home, he responds well. But when it comes to responding to teachers, he answers a bit slowly. For ...
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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

My children will be home for a few weeks (at least) while schools are closed due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. What are some good strategies or options for helping them continue to learn while at home?...
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My son wants to do competitive programming

My son's in the 10th grade. In our country 10th and 12th grades have final exams. He says he want to do "competitive programming" and take part in IOI or something. That's okay. But he also ...
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Any resources for primary schoolers online? [closed]

I have a 7-year-old and I am afraid the schools are going to be closed soon so I am looking for online resources to use and keep him entertained. Have you got any suggestions for me?
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PA, PP, KF, are any of these "Kindergarten"

I am not very familiar with the school system in the USA. I am trying to enroll my child for Kindergarten in the Beaverton, OR school district. Their online application makes me pick the "...
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The school has assigned reading I feel is inappropriate for my son to read. How do I approach this problem with the school and with my son?

The school has assigned The Hunger Games as a literature reading assignment for my 11 year old. I read the books and enjoyed the ride, but feel the brutality is too much for this age group, in this ...
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What should I do about this gym class?

I'm a mother and I have a daughter in high school. She is taking a gym class that has both boys and girls. The teacher is a woman. Sometimes, they play a classic game called capture the flag. But they ...
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How do I help my 6 year old daughter behave better at school?

My daughter acts out at school. She hit, kicks, flips over chairs and tables, throws things..sometimes at kids or adults.., screams, etc. We (parents and the school) have been trying different things ...
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Which education systems in the world focus on understanding the essence of concepts, rather than just doing a lot of homework?

I am currently living in Vietnam. In my opinion, the Vietnamese education system focuses too much on doing homework (sometimes exercises are very difficult), and it doesn't focus on helping children ...
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How can I get my teenager to go to school?

Teenage daughter refusing to go to school Very similar situation! 15yr old, been going through this for a couple years. Hates idea of home schooled so says, that will make it much worse. She likes ...
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6 Year old son behavior problems at school and now at home

My son is 6, 7 next month. He's having a lot of problems at school. At the beginning of the year he was getting tallies and notes sent home because he was hitting, pushing, kicking other kids at ...
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Should I let my daughter get a buzz pixie when the school won't allow it?

I have an 11 year old daughter who wants a buzz pixie, which is a pixie hair cut with one side shaved off. I am completely fine with it, but the school doesn't allow it. Should I let my daughter have ...
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How to get my teenage son's enthusiasm back?

My son turned 13 today but, since he started secondary school (uk), 18 months ago, I have noticed a steady decline in his enthusiasm for...anything really, apart from playing computer games. I am ...
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Considering private schools, including religious ones

My wife and I are preparing to send our son to private school and in looking at the various options, I'm wondering if we should include religious schools in the search. We aren't a religious family, ...
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How can I convince my child to write?

Recently my child(3.5 Years old) has joined a pre-school class. A couple of months passed and he participated in all types of activities and events. He has also learned oral words. Sometimes feel he ...
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Has any research been done on benefits of Montessori schooling?

I'm looking for research papers and studies from disinterested (social) scientists, rather than magazine fluff-pieces or anything funded by the AMI or similar. The trivial google of "Montessori ...
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What to do when the school principal breaks our confidence?

My 5-year-old son had been coming home for several days (eight at that point) in distress because one political candidate was "evil" and the other was "good". The views he was embracing did not match ...
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When to move house to get into Junior School?

My daughter is in Year 2. I am going to move from North London to Bromley. As far as I understand, good schools are full and cannot increase class size. I've noticed that some junior schools have ...
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What are the chances to get a child to a state school in the area you are moving to, like London?

I have a fairly specific question about primary school admissions in England. Suppose that we move to a new area with child that is already school age (e.g. move from one part to another or move into ...
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Is school punishment for mediocre test results reasonable?

My daughter is 9 years old, she's just started grade 4. We've had her in a school for gifted kids since kindergarten. It's been great so far because they understand the challenges that gifted kids ...
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How to reach the UK ministry of education's website for verifying an international school's accreditation?

I have an ISN number for an international school that claims it is UK accredited, and I would like to reach the UK ministry of education's website made for verifying the accreditation of international ...
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How to help an early teen stop catastrophizing?

Yesterday, while I was still at work, I got a phone call from my 13 year old who had come home from school very stressed out because a teacher had told the entire class to improve presentations they ...
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Nursery & Preschool and Schools

I think this is a question about 'how does this work'. We live in Norfolk, UK, and my toddler is coming up to 2. We understand that she should start attending some kind of nursery / preschool thing. ...
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The problem of distance and UK Primary school admission

In the UK primary school admission process, does an applicant who applies outside of their borough, to a neighboring borough, have a lower likelihood of admission than a resident of the borough the ...
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How do I punish my 4-year-old for biting at school?

My 4-year-old daughter got in trouble for biting today at school. She's been struggling behaviorally in school for a while now. I'm not sure if it's appropriate to take toys and TV from her and if so ...
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How to deal with my 8-year-old son's behavioural problems at school and at home?

My 8-year-old son has just started his classes in the 2nd Grade and within a month I have received guardian calls from his teachers three times. After meeting with them, I got to know that he talks a ...
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How do I get my daughter to take physical education (PE) classes?

My daughter is 14 years old. This seems to have been an issue since the beginning of this school year last September. She has constantly been refusing to do it, never taking her PE kit to school, and ...
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How to handle separation from former classmates at the start of a new term, when your child was the only one in a different class?

My 6 year old just started first grade, but to our surprise he was assigned to a different class from his former (from last year) classmates. The ones that did not transfer schools at least, but he ...
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Should we force the issue of remaining in a zero-hour class when it's an "easy A"

My son is currently a high school sophomore who has been active in jazz bad since the sixth grade. He is in the "second tier" Jazz band and so goes to school an hour early three days per week. For him,...
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Effect of homeschool on college chances?

I am the child not the parent - but it is still extremely relevant to my parents. My parents want to really think through what's the best option for my future. Me and my parents are considering home-...
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Private school vs bad public school for a young child

I live in an inexpensive area (in the US) with a public school that is pretty bad by most measures (it gets low/failing rankings by most measures I can find online). I have a child who will soon be ...
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What should I consider when deciding whether to homeschool my child?

This is an often-controversial topic, one where it's easy to find conflicting or misleading information. What are the important points to consider when making the decision to enroll in a mortar and ...
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How do you evaluate schools before a cross-country move?

Unfortunately, for those of us in the US, the school our children attend is determined by geography. So, before choosing to accept a far-away job offer, or selecting a home in a new region, we need ...

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