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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...

Help! My Grandson Sings in Class

My grandson seems to be antsy this year. He tends to sing during quiet time (reading and working) and makes noises with his mouth. He does not realize he is doing this. He goes to a traditional school and has done very well up to...

How Can I Get My Child to Care?

My second-grader only tries hard when he knows he will be rewarded. When he does not get the reward because of misbehaving he just loses interest and no longer cares. How can I get him to care about his work?

How Do I Teach My Child It's OK to Lose?

My second-grade daughter is very bright. She reads at almost the fifth-grade level. The problem is that she is so hard on herself! She is often upset if she doesn't win at a math game and it can ruin her whole day. Despite encouragement at...

My Daughter Does Not Share or Play Well with Others

My second-grader has difficulty sharing and playing with others. She seems almost angry. There has been a lot going on in her life over the past year. I also notice that she tries to do things on her own and not in front of others...

My son is anxious about trying new things

Whenever we encourage our 7-year-old son to try any sport or activity (swim lessons, scouting, art clubs), he freaks out to the point of making himself physically sick (hyperventilating and sometimes vomiting). We have figured out that he is so afraid of not doing...

Help! My Child's Friend Acts Too Grown Up

My daughter made a new friend at school and now often tells me about things her friend has told her. I think many of the topics are too sophisticated for second-graders, and I'm worried about the influence this child is having on my daughter. The...

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Top tips on helping little ones learn how to recognize and be a good friend.

What's your parenting style?

Experts have identified four basic types: authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, and hands-off. Whatever your approach, here's how to make the most of your parenting style.