Has anyone ever tried Sylvan. Have a daughter, 7 with focus issues? Basically, Sylvan says they can teach her how to focus. She works better one on one. The problem seems...

Started by Angela on 08/17/2010 in School-Age Kids

Last update on 08/21/2010 by Dara


5th grade math learning "disturbance"

How do you get a 10.5 year old to finish his math homework. Did not want to solve a fraction problem by cross multipling because he "did not know all the 7 times table". So I...

Started by Sharon Ann on 03/08/2010 in Kids Over 10

Last update on 03/12/2010 by Kristin


ADHD/ADD and Learning to Read

Has anyone had trouble with their child learning to read. My son has ADHD and ADD and reading is about a year delayed. He guesses at words and has trouble decoding words and...


Phonics Programs

My son is 9 years old and his first 3 years of school were spent in a program where they taught English and Spanish together. Unfortunately he did not learn any phonics and...


toys for 3yr old

My son will be 3 soon and I was trying to make some decisons on presents. I would like to get him some items more on the educational side. He is not in daycare and I want to...

Started by Michele on 08/01/2009 in Toddlers

Last update on 08/01/2009 by Heidi


Mild Dyslexia

Hi all, My son Joshua has recently been diagnosed with mild dyslexia. Just wanted to say HI and join in! :D Take care Maggie


Unemplyed, any hints

I finished my teaching certificate a year ago and have still not found a job. I wonder if I should just stay at home with my son but I really want to pay back all my student...

Started by Meshell on 01/05/2010 in Teacher Moms

Last update on 01/18/2010 by Cherie



I suspect my 10 yr old has dyslexia. Where can I get him tested in Pgh, PA, how much will it cost, and where can I take him for help with his reading? He was tested with the...

Started by Gina on 06/20/2010 in Moms Over 40

Last update on 07/11/2010 by Bebe


How do I have my 7 yr old tested for Dyslexia?

At my son's second grade parent/teacher conference it was recommended to me that he be tested for Dyslexia. To my surprise the school had no information, or resources on how to...

Started by Julie on 11/05/2011 in Moms Over 40

Last update on 06/09/2012 by Freda