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An Eloquent Take on a Previous Letter Apr. 17, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: You have given past advice to a 19-year-old girl whose fiance gave her the "ultimatum" ... Read More

Punk Rock Is Not Part of a 'Con' Feb. 12, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My daughter listens to punk rock music when she studies. She is an A and B student, but... Read More

Sad Story Mirrors Personal Experience Aug. 31, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Although I'm no longer a teenager now that I'm in my early 20s, I still read your colum... Read More

Wise Parents Guide in a Positive Manner Jul. 17, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I am a solid B student. I participate in school government and I'm a starter on my gir... Read More

Teacher Versus Parent Jul. 14, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am still fuming over something that happened a month ago. I was contacted by my son's ... Read More

Homework During Holidays and Excessive Gift-Giving Dec. 23, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: Every year my daughter's middle school assigns homework and projects during the h... Read More

Birthday-Party Delegating and Morning Homework Oct. 15, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: I typically plan my son's birthday parties, but this year I am swamped at work an... Read More

Slob Forgets Homework and a Little Hugger Oct. 14, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My teenage daughter is a slob. She drops her stuff all over the house and "forget... Read More

An Ungrateful Granddaughter and Preschool Homework Oct. 07, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: For my granddaughter's birthday I called her, and sent her a nice card and a gene... Read More

The Procrastination King and Family Dinner Sep. 17, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My son is the king of procrastination. He often manages to complete his work at t... Read More

End-of-the-Year Homework Blues and Incessant Questions May. 27, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: As the end of the school year approaches, it is next to impossible to get my 10-y... Read More

A Homework-Obsessed Perfectionist and the Sex Talk Apr. 02, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My 13-year-old has obsessive-compulsive disorder and is obsessed with getting per... Read More

Dads Are Important Feb. 17, 2016

Classic Zig Ziglar

An article by Tamara Henry in an issue of USA Today is exciting and very revealing. She reported on ... Read More

Boy Thinks Smart Equals Fast Dec. 16, 2015

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: I have a 10-year-old son who always seems to be in a rush to finish any work or activity he is in... Read More

Anxious Child Lacks Confidence Dec. 09, 2015

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: My nine-year-old daughter has very strong perfectionist tendencies — to the point of her no... Read More

Boy Promises, But Makes No Effort Dec. 02, 2015

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: What do you do with a child that says, "I will do it (meaning his school work)...don't worry," bu... Read More

Daughter Struggles With Homework Nov. 26, 2014

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: I live in Hong Kong and have a 10-year-old daughter, who is in fifth grade. Her problem has been ... Read More

Change Lazy Son to Hard Worker Oct. 22, 2014

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: I have a very lazy son who barely studies. His time shifts among the computer (chatting, games), ... Read More

Teacher Requests Help Oct. 15, 2014

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: What strategy would you suggest for parents who send their child to his room to complete homework... Read More

Popularity Is Not an Indicator of Success Oct. 12, 2014

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: I have 8-year-old twin girls. They are fraternal and look different. They also act very different... Read More