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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...

My Daughter Does Not Share or Play Well with Others

My second-grader has difficulty sharing and playing with others. She seems almost angry. There has been a lot going on in her life over the past year. I also notice that she tries to do things on her own and not in front of others...

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The power of play

As children slog though grueling schedules of enrichment and academics, researchers have found a connection between brain development and the very thing kids are getting less of.