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How Do I Help a Child Who's Become Defiant?

My first-grader has problems with anger. When he does not understand a math problem or any work assignment at school, he becomes defiant, rude and destructive. In the early part of first grade, we did not have these problems; now they occur every day all...

Help my child adjust to a new school after a separation

How do I help my daughter adjust to a new school after a separation? I am a newly separated, single mom of a 6-year-old. Unfortunately, as well as dealing with the separation, we are moving and she will have to start a new school...

My Child Worries About Everything

My daughter is in the first grade and loves school. The problem is she worries about everything. She worries that she won't make an A on all of her tests. She cried because she made a C on a reading test. She also got into...

Help! My Child Has a Tag-Along Friend

My first-grade daughter saw a boy in her class that didn't have any friends. She was nice to this boy and now he follows her around everywhere. When he follows her she feels like she can't meet up with her other friends because they tend...

Is My Child Too Social?

My daughter is a first-grader who is a very social child. Her teacher tells me that she is so worried or preoccupied with what everyone else is doing in class that she doesn't listen or pay attention to what she is supposed to be doing...

My Child Talks Out of Turn in Class

My first-grader gets at least one warning a week from his teacher for talking in class and/or blurting out the answer. He is in the gifted and talented program. My child and two others in his regular class get accelerated work. Should I be...

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 Grandson Misbehaves at School

My grandson is in the first grade and his grades are good, but the teacher has sent a note home everyday this past week stating that he is talking, playing or interrupting the class. I have had talks with him, given him time-outs, taken things...

My Child Needs Help With Friends

My daughter is a happy-go-lucky 7-year-old. Today she had a friend over from school. My daughter was mean to this girl so she wanted to go home. I took her friend home and my daughter was very upset. I always encourage my daughter to...

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