I have a kindergarten child who is extremely bright.... wonderful vocabulary, can read most simple words, is learning how to apply letter/sounds to writing, soaks information up like a sponge. My problem is he is loud and bossy. He is definately a leader in the class. Problem is, he seems to be the only one so his bossiness continues because it is feeding his desire to be in charge. I know the day will come when he meets another strong leader and then they will butt heads. I am trying to make him understand that he doesn't always have to be the one in charge. Problem #2, he is extremely loud. Hearing has already been tested. It is fine. He is not necessarily loud within the context of the classroom itself. It is more at unstructured times. (arrival, lunch, PE, recess, dismissal). He just seems to be very excited and wants to be the one being heard (relating back to leadership issue). I have spoken to Mom and she sees both of these problems at home also. How do you solve these kinds of problems? I am better at fixing learning problems rather than personality problems. Any suggestions???