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Sara Bennett on "I don't want to go to school!"

"The Case Against Homework" author suggests doing something unconventional rather than giving the usual, "You have to go!" response when facing this parenting dilemma.

Jane Bluestein on "I don't want to go to school!"

The author of "The Win-Win Classroom" says too many adults respond in the worst way possible. Here's how to do better when your child comes to you with school refusal.

Jane Healy on "I don't want to go to school!"

If parents hear this repeatedly, the bestselling author of "Your Child's Growing Mind" says they need to spring into action and do these two things.

Unpopular... in elementary school?

"Unpopular" wasn't a word I expected to hear, so young, and from my own son. I felt less equipped to handle the struggle over popularity than any parental challenge so far.

Jane Nelsen on "Nobody likes me!"

The bestselling author of "Positive Discipline" says parents do their kids a disservice by trying to fix the problem. You help them far more by teaching them to help themselves.

Betsy Brown Braun: when kids say, "Nobody likes me!"

The author of parenting books "Just Tell Me What to Say" and "You're Not the Boss of Me" says to listen and then help your child step up in his social interactions.

Heidi Allen Garvin: when kids say "Nobody likes me!"

The "Mormon Moms" founder and mother of three teens advises taking action - and fast.

Erica Reischer: when kids say, "Nobody likes me!"

We desperately want to fix it, says parent coach and psychologist Erica Reischer, but take care not to hinder your child's emotional growth.

Deborah Tillman on "I don't want to go to school!"

The star of "America's Supernanny" tells parents that unless it's a special case, they need to use a tough-love approach when kids voice this complaint.

Frances Spielhagen on "I'm bad at math!"

Frances R. Spielhagen, author of "The Algebra Solution to Mathematics Reform," says parents can change their child's math-aversion by taking this multi-pronged approach.