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What can I do to protect my child from bullying at school? – Part Two

Last time we discussed how you can help your school deal with bullying. Bullying is not only a systems problem, it is a personal problem. This time, I will focus on how you can help your child avoid being the … Continue reading

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I have developed a severe germ phobia and it is taking control of my life.

I have a huge problem with germ phobia. Last year I started having this fear of everything around me. I wash my hands in panic, even if I touch my cell phone. I had dogs when I was a kid … Continue reading

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My twelve-year-old son is showing increased anxiety and sadness.

My twelve-year-old son is in his first year of Junior High School. He has had a bit of a rough time settling into the new school, quite a change from elementary. He is a wonderful son, caring, compassionate, and loving. … Continue reading

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My girlfriend has a severe germ phobia. How can I help her?

I have a girlfriend that I really want to help, but don’t know how. She is afraid of everything that she thinks is dirty, even if it’s not. Not only that but she is also afraid of her own bed and she … Continue reading

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My son has a fear of people opening car windows and I don’t know how to help him.

My son is eight years old. He has had this strange fear of people rolling down car windows for some years. He does not want other people to sit in our car. He screams if other people even touch the … Continue reading

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I know Christmas should be a happy time but it fills me with dread.

I know I should be looking forward to Christmas with my husband and children. My son (age 1) and daughter (age 4) are very excited about Christmas but I just think of Christmas with dread. I had a difficult childhood … Continue reading

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My 15-year-old son is failing 9th grade and does not consider school a priority.

I have reached the end of my rope with my 15-year-old son, he tries to stay home from school every single day by complaining that he is sick, which is not the case. Although he does suffer from some kind … Continue reading

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My son is afraid of germs and avoids touching things with his hands.

My 13-year-old son is really afraid of germs. He avoids anything that might be dirty. He washes his hands if he touches anything and he uses Kleenex to touch most things. He hides it most of the time but I … Continue reading

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