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Teaching kids to stay focused under pressure

For some kids, when the pressure's on, the ability to focus turns off. Here's how mindfulness lessons can help kids bypass distractions to do their best.

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...

My Son Performs Well Only for Some Teachers

I am having this problem with my son. He is performing with some teachers and not at all well with some. He used to be an excellent student in elementary school but I see his interest in school waning in middle school and it worries...

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...

My Sixth-Grader Won't Do His Work

I have a question or concern with my son, who is in the sixth grade. Lately he has been unable to do his school work. He chooses not to do it. He constantly has to have someone standing over him to do his work. If...

My Son Is Being Bullied

My son seems to have less confidence in himself and gets picked on at school. At times he has been picked on by his schoolmates in the playground or other places, such as the lunch area. He is afraid to tell them to stop or...

Can I Ease My Child's Performance Anxiety?

My daughter gets extremely anxious when it comes to performing in front of people. This has affected her ability to perform in the school plays that she has been interested in and to take part in school projects in which she needs to speak in...

How Can I Get My Tween to Stop Lying?

I have a problem with my 11-year-old telling me lies. She is constantly making up stories. She is mad at someone or something everyday. I can't even talk to her without her getting defensive about what I say. She is very tall and also...

How Can I Help My 12-Year-Old Feel OK About Her Height?

My 12-year-old daughter is in seventh grade and has been in her school since PreK. This year her classmates, whom she has been with since first grade are teasing her about her height as they have grown taller and are developed. My daughter averages...

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