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Chef Carlin Greenstein shares her recipes for healthy quesadillas, dips, and more.

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?

Help! My child has a bad temper

My 9-year-old son is very smart and gets excellent grades, but he has a bad temper and very little patience. I don't know how to help him control his temper. What can I do to help him?

My Child Needs Help Making Decisions

My 9-year-old is a smart girl, and she typically gets all A's. Her problem is she can't make a decision, for fear of being wrong, or not choosing what someone else might choose. It has now gotten into her problem solving at school, and...

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...

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 Do I Help a Shy Child?

My daughter is extremely shy. She will not talk to her teachers. Instead she pokes them and then whispers something she needs. She won't speak to the other students either, unless spoken to. On the playground, she finds something to do to look busy because...

My Son Befriended a Troublemaker

Recently my fourth-grader befriended a new boy at our school. This new boy seems to be going through some tough times. He's run off campus a few times when he was reprimanded for misbehaving. He's also been sent to the principal a few times. Now...

My child says the teacher yells at the class

My daughter is in the fourth grade. She has been telling me that her teacher continually yells at her and the rest of the class. She has informed me that her teacher talks to the class differently when other adults are in the classroom. She...

My 9-Year-Old Is a Bully

My 9-year-old granddaughter is a bully. She starts arguments with others and upsets the entire classroom. She disrespects the teachers and has a terrible attitude. Can you give us some suggestions to help overcome these problems?