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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...

Should I Teach My Child to Defend Himself?

My son just received three days in an alternative school for defending himself in a fight. What is upsetting me is that if he did not defend himself, he would be bullied. So what is a parent to do? What is right? Teach your child...

The Girls' Clique Snubs My Daughter

My daughter complains that some girls do not play with her or do not let her participate in their games. I spoke to the teacher, and she said that there are two girls in class who, like to play together and decide who will play...

My sixth-grader is insecure about her height

My 12-year-old daughter is very insecure because she is 5'10" and taller than all her friends. She is a good student and has always had great friends. However, in the past month she has cried on three separate occasions about how her friends...

How to start an antibullying program

Want to nip bullying in the bud? Start a program that stops the torment before it starts.

Protect your child from cyberbullies

One in 5 kids is a victim of cyberbullying. Here's how to protect your child.

Ten steps to building a bully-free school

When schools create a culture where everyone belongs, bullying is less of a problem.

What parents can do about childhood bullying

An expert explains how to determine if your child is a bully or a victim — and how to take appropriate, effective action!

Understanding Bullying and Its Impact on Kids With Learning Disabilities or AD/HD

Kids with learning or attention problems can be easy prey for bullies. An expert tells you how to recognize the signs that your child is being bullied.

Parent tales: First signs of a reading disorder

GreatSchools members share stories about the first signs and symptoms of their children's reading issues.

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