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When the teacher is the bully

Bullying has become a national issue. But what do you do if the school bully is your child's teacher?

How can I help my children get along?

My 8-year-old daughter gets angry with her 6-year-old sister for no reason at all. She yells at her and says, "I hate you." Most of the time they play together just fine, but it's those other times that drive me insane...

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?

Help! My Child Pulls Her Hair Out

My fifth-grader began pulling her hair out when she was in third grade. We first got help from her school guidance counselor and then her pediatrician. We take her to a nutritionist who gives her natural-herbal remedies, and we had her see a therapist (on...

My Daughter Is Being Mean to Her Friend

My 8-year-old daughter has had the same best friend since preschool. In the past year, she has been quite mean to her friend on the playground and at the bus stop. When I ask her about her behavior, she says that the friend is...

How Can I Help a Child Who Throws Things?

My son is having behavior problems in school. When other kids bother him, he gets angry and throws things at them, like chairs and pencils. He also calls the teacher names and says he does not like her. Today he got suspended. I don't know...

How Can I Stop My Child From Exaggerating?

My 7-year-old is exaggerating, and I am at my wits' end trying to figure out a way to stop this behavior. I want to get a handle on this so that he doesn't become a manipulator. He has had problems with some boys at...

When should I intervene if children are fighting?

Is parent intervention advisable when children have verbal disputes or when it seems that a child is being excluded? Should one parent talk to another parent about her child's behavior, particularly when it is hurtful to another child?

How Can I Help a Distracted Child?

My daughter is a very bright child. However, she is easily distracted and often gets in trouble in class for not following directions, excessive talking or getting distracted and disruptive in class. When we talk to her at home, she cries easily and says she...

Help! My Child Always Wants Attention

My daughter is in trouble once a week. She likes to get attention all the time and it interrupts the class and her work. She won't listen to the teacher at all. I have taken away her TV and restricted her to her room. What...

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