Behavior Issues Article Archive
- Divorce: How To Help Your Child at Home and at SchoolDivorce can wreak havoc on a child’s world and affect her life at school. How much information should a parent give a child’s teacher and other adults in the child’s life, and how should the child tell her friends? Our experts provide tips and guidance for parents to help their children navigate this difficult life experience.
- ADHD and School: Tips for ParentsDoes your child have trouble focusing in class? Here’s how to find out whether your child has ADHD, and how to work with the school if he does.
- Attending School Will Help Your Child Avoid TroubleYour child’s education can open a world of possibilities, but walking through the school door is the first step.
- Sometimes . . . Behavior Can Be More Than Just a PhaseWhen your kids do something that drives you crazy, it’s tempting to excuse their behavior as “just a phase.”
- Parents & Schools Should Work Together on ProblemsVery rarely will a child go through school without ever breaking a rule.
- Work With the Teacher if Your Child Is the Class ClownIt’s great to have a sense of humor. But it’s no laughing matter if a child constantly disrupts class with jokes and rude body sounds.
- What Can You Do if Your Child is the ‘Class Clown?’Making other people laugh can be a great attribute. But if the teacher says your child’s sense of humor is a problem, it’s time for you and your child to get serious.
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- Let Your Teen Know Cutting School Is Very Risky BusinessThe older some kids get, the harder it is to get them to go to school—and the more important going to school becomes.
- Look at Causes, Find Solutions if Your Child Is Skipping SchoolIf you learn that your child has skipped school, find out why.
- Attendance Is Directly Linked to AchievementParents who let their kids miss a lot of school are setting them up for school failure.
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Lying & Stealing
- Don’t Try to Trap Your Teen in a Lie—Get Straight to the IssueYour teen has broken a rule, and it’s a big one.
- Be Loving, Focus On Solutions to Prevent Teen LyingShe said she went to the library.
- React to a lie with loving disciplineYou’ve caught your child in a lie, and you’re upset.
- Expect Your Child To Pay the Consequences for StealingAnd if you suspect your child has taken anything that does not belong to him, you need to make sure he knows just how big a deal it is.
- What Do You Do When Your Child Starts Lying Often?All children lie, and at some ages (especially four and five), they seem to lie rather of- ten.
- What to Do When Children Tell LiesResearchers have learned what parents already knew.
- What Should You Do When Your Child Lies?Your four-year-old tells you that he saw a huge monster in his room last night.
- Help your child understand the difference between truth & liesWhen your child lies to you, you may feel like scolding her or punishing her.
- Parents Can Teach Important Lessons When Children StealIt’s common for young children to take something that isn’t theirs, especially when they don’t understand what stealing means.
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