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How Can I Get My Daughter to Be Respectful?

My fifth-grader has gotten so she talks back and makes smart or sarcastic remarks whenever asked to do anything. It is so hard to ask her to do anything, knowing there will be an argument to get her to do it without any mouthing and...

My middle-schooler and I argue all the time

How do I deal with my son? He tries to argue with me all the time. I don't think we'll ever have a good relationship, and this deeply saddens me. I don't think he'll ever forgive me for divorcing his dad. He spends all his...

My preschooler is not participating in activities

My 4-year-old is enrolled in a summer activity, and the teacher informed me that she has not been participating in some of the games. She stands with her arms crossed and will not play. This is not the first time this has happened. I...

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?

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...

How Can I Help a Child Who Throws Things?

My son is having behavior problems in school. When other kids bother him, he gets angry and throws things at them, like chairs and pencils. He also calls the teacher names and says he does not like her. Today he got suspended. I don't know...

How Can I Motivate My Child to Work?

My 5 1/2-year-old is currently attending kindergarten and had three previous years of preschool. He seemed ready for kindergarten, but the problem is his desire to work. Since preschool his teacher said that he was perfectly capable of doing the work, and when...

Help! My Child Is Always Late to School

My child never seems to get ready on time. How can I help her to be organized so that we are not late to school in the morning?

How Can I Stop My Child From Exaggerating?

My 7-year-old is exaggerating, and I am at my wits' end trying to figure out a way to stop this behavior. I want to get a handle on this so that he doesn't become a manipulator. He has had problems with some boys at...

How Can I Teach My Talkative Child When to Be Quiet?

My five-year-old talks constantly. I am worried about him starting school and his ability to control himself. How do I help him to learn when it is appropriate to talk at school and when it's not?

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