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What is a girl like me supposed to do?

Dr. Wallace: I hope you can help me. I am considered a high achiever. In other words, I get higher grades than I should because I spend a lot of time “hitting the books.” I really work hard on my studies. My problem is that …

Should coaches be classroom teachers?

Dr. Wallace: Recently, high school youngsters in Memphis, Tenn., wrote to you about their unfortunate circumstance of being in an English class taught by the basketball coach, who was preoccupied by his coaching and was not interested in teaching the subject. But your response missed …

How do American students stack up?

Dr. Wallace: Our English teacher is very strict and is a “hard” grader. In other words, it’s hard to get a good grade in his class. One of his biggest gripes is that American students are lazy and spend more time on sex, drugs, alcohol …

19 vs. 14 is significant difference in ages

Dr. Wallace: I know this is unusual, but I’m a 19-year-old young lady who is head over heels in love with a 14-year-old guy. And I know that he loves me, too. He is the brother of my former best friend. I say former because …

Teachers should be told  of girl’s at-home duties

Dr. Wallace: I’m 14 years old and am finding it very rough at home. My father is unemployed and we don’t have a lot of money, but he does manage to drink a six-pack of beer every day. My mom has a job cleaning houses …

Keep swimming, mom will be there in spirit

Dr. Wallace: Two years ago, I joined a swim team. In that time, I have become a very good swimmer and enjoyed being a member of the team. My parents are very proud of me. This past year, my mother became very ill. She has …