Q: All my 9-year-old reads is comic books. How can I get him to read something worthwhile?
A: We have several suggestions. Remember, at his age your son will need to think that what he does is his idea, so be subtle.
*Children your son's age often enjoy reading for information even though they turn up their noses at "books." There are many magazines with well-written articles for children his age. Subscribe to one or two. Popular subjects include the natural world, adventure, geography, sports, biography and how things work.