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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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My daughter-in-law won’t let me see my grandchildren and it is breaking my heart.

Five years ago, I moved across the country to be near my family after the birth of my first grandchild. I had asked my son if he would be amenable to me living nearby, and helping out with the grandchild. … Continue reading

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Is there anything I can do to help my sister escape her abusive relationship?

My sister is in an emotionally abusive relationship. He is also unfaithful. After she married him I slowly watched her cut all ties with her friends and then she started to cut ties with the family. She refuses to see … Continue reading

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Keeping kids from bad influences – Video

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My mostly happy teenager has many periods of sadness where she hates her life. How do I help her?

My 13-year-old daughter is struggling with some issues. Although she seems happy most of the time, she sometimes says she hates her life. She is very active, laughs and jokes easily and seems to enjoy lots of what life has … Continue reading

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My eleven-year-old daughter is struggling with friendships at school.

My eleven-year-old daughter is struggling with friendships. She is very outgoing but has trouble forging close friendships. She goes to a private school with a no bullying policy. She is not bullied but comes home in tears often because she has no … Continue reading

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My teenage daughter has become non-communicative.

My 14-year-old daughter has become non-communicative with us. When we speak to her, she answers curtly, if at all. She often answers rudely with a distinct lack of respect. Even when she needs something, she will avoid speaking to us as … Continue reading

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My daughter is struggling with the social dramas of middle school.

My twelve-year-old daughter is having some issues with making and keeping friends. She is very sensitive and is having a hard time with all of the drama associated with middle school. I am concerned about how to make her feel … Continue reading

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Should I be worried that all my daughter’s friends are boys?

My 11-year-old daughter is a tomboy. She doesn’t fit in well with the girls at school; they are generally quite cliquey. But she has some close friends who are boys. The boys are her age, and they are really great … Continue reading

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My son walks in circles and talks to himself, should I be worried?

I don’t know if I should be concerned at this point or not.  My eldest son walks around in circles and talks to himself.  He seems to be trying to figure things out.  When I ask what he is doing, … Continue reading

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