We ask our children to work hard in school. We want them to be successful. We want to be proud of them. But are we taking the time to look at their needs? Do we just yell at them because homework is not done or do we take the time to find out why? We pay for sports and travel teams but do we invest the same amount of money in evaluation to find out if there is a reason they are struggling in school? Do we notice if they are snoring? If they are tired? If they are depressed? Children who are depressed can often appear angry. We are rushing our children through school; first grade is really second grade, second grade is actually third grade. We are asking more of our children, however are we taking the time to prepare them for a rapidly changing world that has far more demands than we did as children? If we are going to ask for more from our children then it becomes important to find out why they are struggling academically and not living up to our expectations.