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Why Can’t My Asperger’s Son Be Mainstreamed in School?

Why Can’t My Asperger’s Son Be Mainstreamed in School?

The school district wants to put my son in a self-contained class all day at school. What is the best way to fight this? He has Asperger's, ADHD, and some behavior problems, but he is very smart (tested above average on their IQ test). He mainly throws temper tantrums...

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Half-hearted Homework Isn’t Making the Grade

Half-hearted Homework Isn’t Making the Grade

My fiancé and I are having trouble getting his seventh grade son to care about the quality of his homework. He rushes through most of it while we are at work. When I get home and look it over, I see the same problems every day -- answering questions halfway, not...

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Help! How Can I Get My Kid to Do His Homework?

Help! How Can I Get My Kid to Do His Homework?

Now that school is almost back in session, I would love to have a good strategy for avoiding struggles to get my 8-year-old son sit down and complete his homework. The past battles have been horrible. I personally am against too much homework, but for now, he needs to...

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What Does it Mean to be “Smart”​​​​?

What Does it Mean to be “Smart”​​​​?

When most of us think of a genius, we picture somebody who wears pocket protectors, gets straight A’s in school, and is wildly successful in some entrepreneurial endeavor that we wish we’d thought if only we were...a genius! Kids who get into Harvard are geniuses....

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Is it Okay That I Don’t Always Like My Kids?

Is it Okay That I Don’t Always Like My Kids?

Question: I feel a lot of shame saying this, but I have a dirty little secret. Sometimes I don’t like my kids. I love them, but there are times when I just want to be left alone. In many ways I had to parent my mother, and I feel resentful that I always have to be...

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Husband Says Son Misbehaves Because Wife Doesn’t Punish

Husband Says Son Misbehaves Because Wife Doesn’t Punish

I have a 4-and-a-half-year-old son. All our relatives live back in my home country. My husband doesn't contribute much to raising the child. Even at home he is spending most of his time with his laptop. The problem is that my son hits and throws things when he is...

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