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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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Just in time for flu season: It Doesn’t Have to Hurt

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My grandson is showing signs of the behaviour that led to my son’s breakdown. What should I do?

My Son is now 24, when he was younger he walked in circles on the playground and had a lot of fears, but he was very smart. Teachers never said anything about these behaviours because he was so smart. But … 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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How do I get my five-year-old to sleep in her own bed?

How do I get my five-year-old to sleep in her own bed? First of all, you have to make it a clear expectation. Second, you can set up a reward system. Every time she stays in her own bed, you … Continue reading

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How can I reduce the stigma surrounding my child’s condition?

I parent a multi-exceptional teen with neurofibromatosis and several other issues. My question is about helping others to understand and more readily accept people with NF who have very visible issues. Some people with NF have encountered outright rudeness, been … Continue reading

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Is this baby at risk of sexual abuse from the father?

A young relative of ours has an infant child. She has been estranged from the father of the baby since shortly after the baby’s birth. She has some concerns about this man’s behaviour while around the baby. When he has … Continue reading

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Since starting school there has been a decline in my daughter’s confidence.

My five-year-old daughter was very confident and very friendly with everyone until she started kindergarten. In the last four or five months I have noticed a lack of confidence in her, even if a stranger looks at her she starts crying and … Continue reading

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My son has developed anxiety about being abandoned.

My eight-year-old son has been attending after-school care at his school since he started grade primary. I  went back to school halfway through his first year, so I have had a very irregular schedule. My son is only at the … 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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