Questions tagged [school]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
17 votes
5 answers
8k views

Teacher telling 4th grade student "I hate you"

Long story short my 9 year old informed me that her teacher told her, "I hate you." The principal conducted an investigation and 1 child said they heard the teacher say something to my child ...
Simone's user avatar
  • 179
1 vote
0 answers
209 views

Why won't schools allow students to repeat a year?

In a little over a year time our child will have to pick a secondary education (in the Netherlands). Throught friends with older children I have heard stories of children who were refused to repeat a ...
Ivana's user avatar
  • 1,421
4 votes
3 answers
483 views

How to tackle teenage arrogance

We recently got involved in helping our teenage child with a piece of college work, where they were asked to talk about how the theory they'd learned on the course had influenced their practical work. ...
Bob Tway's user avatar
  • 1,009
1 vote
0 answers
324 views

17 year old boy being out of control

I'm a 23 year old sister who's worried about her brother. He's 17 years old. Our parents got separated last year after having an abusive relationship for decades, and now my two younger siblings and I ...
Matina's user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
2 answers
177 views

How to Prepare for the First Day of School

My son is 3 years old and will attend his first day of school when he goes to Kindergarten in two years. He currently stays home during the day with his mom and two younger siblings while I work. He ...
Ryan's user avatar
  • 306
2 votes
1 answer
300 views

Teacher appoints child to register who isn't silent when he is gone for 10 minutes (4th grade, 9 years old)

Is it appropriate for a 4th-grade teacher (whose students are 9 years old) to assign a student to monitor the classroom and record the names of those who do not remain quiet when the teacher is absent ...
MichaelD's user avatar
  • 285
2 votes
3 answers
592 views

How to handle teenage daughter that refuses to listen

My fiance and myself have a 16 year old daughter, which was hers from a previous relationship but I've raised with her since our daughter was about 6 months old. We also have 3 other kids together, a ...
DadInNeed's user avatar
3 votes
4 answers
409 views

My son (6) is being hit at school and my options feel exhausted

I'm not quite sure where to start so I'll just jump right in. This incident started on my son's first day of school; he told me as we were coming home that he was hit. I asked him why, how, who, etc. ...
Jamel's user avatar
  • 31
11 votes
5 answers
5k views

Taking days off from kindergarten

As a parent, our child takes days off from kindergarten for important family events or when sick. I would like to think that the stakes are low for kindergarten in general and a family fun day, ...
Steve V's user avatar
  • 405
1 vote
2 answers
280 views

Because of bullying, my grandchild will not go to school. What can we do?

My 11yo grandchild just started high school. She went for two days and will not go back. When she was at small school she was bullied and now she's experiencing the same thing because the same girls ...
dave's user avatar
  • 11
4 votes
2 answers
401 views

My son asks his mother not to write to teacher, should you keep his wishes?

I live in Japan and discipline is all controlled by the school teacher. My son goes to the local normal state elementary school. One boy's bad behavior is to block him from entering the classroom. We ...
user2617804's user avatar
4 votes
5 answers
483 views

My daughter doesn't want to do as instructed

Among other problems, my daughter doesn't want to write as instructed. For example, I help her with some homework, like "My measures" where we need to write how tall she is, her arm, etc. We ...
JorgeeFG's user avatar
  • 141
46 votes
4 answers
10k views

School told my daughter Charlie Chaplin’s speech was “offensive”

Context: New Jersey, USA. For a school activity celebrating different cultures, my daughter (11 years old) and I built a presentation on Ireland (most of my family is Irish and Scottish descent). As ...
Dúthomhas's user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
2k views

16 Year Old, Trying to Deal with Strict, Invasive Parents. What Do I Do?

I'm 16 years old, in my jr year of high school, yet still my parents are treating me like I'm 12. My metal health has suffered a ton and at this point I really don't know what to do. This website is ...
Kayster's user avatar
  • 51
1 vote
1 answer
428 views

I perceive teacher's "head patting" and "ear rubbing" as inapriopraite

Country: UK School level: reception (5 year old) There is a new main teacher at my child's class - he started teaching few weeks ago. During pick up time when he releases children I see him patting ...
whattodoaboutpercivedbadstuff's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
540 views

How to encourage an adult child who reacts negatively to encouragement yet still fails without it?

I (28, male) am asking this question on my parents' behalf. My sibling, who I'll call Jay (24, nonbinary they/them) is currently in their 7th year of what should have been a 4-year BS college degree ...
Concerned_Sibling_28M's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
476 views

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 ...
Enguroo's user avatar
  • 389
2 votes
1 answer
237 views

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 ...
George Ntoulos's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
3k views

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 ...
makerofthings7's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
407 views

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 ...
Neil Meyer's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
186 views

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 ...
AngCalv's user avatar
  • 21
4 votes
2 answers
230 views

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 ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
12 votes
1 answer
776 views

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 ...
Drew R's user avatar
  • 221
3 votes
2 answers
726 views

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 ...
MomOfTwo's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
185 views

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 ...
adamaero's user avatar
  • 121
13 votes
13 answers
9k views

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 ...
BЈовић's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
229 views

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 ...
Sam4Code's user avatar
  • 113
3 votes
3 answers
583 views

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 ...
Vin's user avatar
  • 31
2 votes
2 answers
57 views

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?
Sabrina Illi's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
6k views

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 "...
Sander Verhagen's user avatar
2 votes
4 answers
526 views

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 ...
tvlm2's user avatar
  • 31
29 votes
8 answers
3k views

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?...
2 votes
1 answer
197 views

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 ...
Cat Airington's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
248 views

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 ...
Tom's user avatar
  • 301
3 votes
2 answers
653 views

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 ...
user38399's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
653 views

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 ...
Sped's user avatar
  • 11
6 votes
2 answers
340 views

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, ...
JacobIRR's user avatar
  • 203
7 votes
3 answers
1k views

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 ...
ChatNoir's user avatar
25 votes
12 answers
9k views

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 ...
Gourav Joshi's user avatar
27 votes
6 answers
17k views

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 ...
user3625561's user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
1k views

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 ...
StrongFish's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
207 views

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 ...
user2451016's user avatar
3 votes
3 answers
768 views

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 ...
GreenMatt's user avatar
  • 139
5 votes
1 answer
472 views

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 ...
Helix Quar's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
378 views

How to help a 6-year-old who witnessed a school shooting?

I am not a parent, but am asking this for a good friend. He has a 6-year-old daughter who was in the attached elementary school during a recent high school shooting. I don't think she saw anyone get ...
throwaway's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
141 views

How to help my pre-teen who is getting into trouble at school? [closed]

My daughter has just received a three day suspension from school. She is in seventh grade and this year has gotten progressively worse as time has gone on. I know that contributing factors are that ...
Noah Goodrich's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
908 views

How to help a 20-year old with interest but lack of motivation for school?

(This is actually my problem, but I ask it from the perspective of my parents.) I'm a 20-year old in second year of undergraduation in Computer Science (I wasted the first year though due to alcohol ...
CcVHKakalLLOOPPOkKkkKk's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
1k views

How to deal with teen self-destructive behavior and complete lack of sense of responsibility?

A 18-year-old who is in the final year of high school is exhibiting certain patterns of behavior that seem very troubling. He is currently doing well in school, but I'm afraid that these patterns of ...
user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
486 views

When the length of a commute can be recognized as not acceptable for a kindergartner?

I have learned of kids with crazy long commutes in their school bus for public schools. I'm surprised of having such longs commutes (1 hour) for a 4-to-5 year old starting kindergarten. I understand ...
Diego's user avatar
  • 414
4 votes
1 answer
360 views

What do I do to get my daughter interested in presenting her science experiments at the science competition(fair)?

In my state we get the primary school aged kids (8-12) to enter a State Science competition. (In other states and countries - the equivalent may be a school science fair.) My daughter (9) has some ...
hawkeye's user avatar
  • 2,233

1
2 3 4 5