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How do I stop my child from teasing other kids?

How do I stop my third-grade son from teasing and bothering others at the bus stop?

My Daughter Is Being Excluded

My daughter is in the second grade and is having problems with some girls at the school excluding her from playing with them. It seems to be one girl, who gets other girls to do what she says. I have talked to the teacher several...

Should I Let My Child Quit?

My daughter just told me that she wants to quit her soccer team. She said this through tears, then went on to explain that, in her opinion, she's not good enough to play on the team. Apparently, the coach yelled at her in front of...

How Can I Get My Child to Share?

My son is 5 years old, and he has a terrible time sharing. He gets upset when he isn't in control while playing with other kids. I've tried to teach him about sharing, but he doesn't get it. Are there any techniques out there that...

My Child Cries About Going to the Lunch Room

My son is 5 years old. In his school they are expected to go to the lunch room first thing in the morning. Every kid in the whole school is in there from kindergarten through sixth grade, and for some reason he is scared to...

How do I help my daughter deal with mean girls?

My second-grader does not want to go to school. She tells me there is a group of girls who constantly tease her and keep her away from her best friend. They tell her best friend not to play with her and make her choose sides...

Help! My Child Is Bossy

My daughter is very bossy. Her teacher told me that she tells the other kids in her class what to do and how to complete their work. When the teacher calls her on this behavior, she gets upset. but does not change her behavior. At...

How Can I Get My Child to Stop Lying?

How does one get a child to stop telling lies, for example denying she took something from someone else, and just boldly lying about it? It's so difficult when one doesn't have actual proof but knows from past experience the child is deliberately lying, and...

Help! My Fifth-Grader Is Immature

My son is fairly immature for a 10-year-old, both socially and academically. He is forgetful, disorganized and childish, which sometimes gets in the way of schoolwork and friendships. He's been tested for ADD, but he didn't meet enough of the criteria. He is smart...

How Do I Teach My Child It's OK to Lose?

My second-grade daughter is very bright. She reads at almost the fifth-grade level. The problem is that she is so hard on herself! She is often upset if she doesn't win at a math game and it can ruin her whole day. Despite encouragement at...

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