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Be Back to School Ready!

The start of the new school year is exciting for some kids, and for others, it provokes anxiety and stress... here's how to smooth out the bumps.

Is Teasing Bullying?

Sometimes it's just meant to be funny - and sometimes it's just meant to be mean.

My Teacher Hates Me!

When a child dislikes a teacher—or feels disliked by one—school becomes a daily struggle. Fortunately, teacher-student traumas are often highly fixable.

Talking About School With Your Tween or Teen

Ideas to help engage your teenager when talking about school and peers

Why Can't I Read? Reading Problem or Hidden Vision Problem?

The school year is well under way but some students continue to struggle with reading. Even with the special help at home and at school, the hoped for gains remain out of reach. Parents devote extra time helping with homework and reading yet, out of frustration, might complain, “If only you would work harder!” Teachers use the best curricula available. But, your student falls even further behind, discouragement settles in and the student exhibits secondary behaviors — loss of attention, deteriorating behavior, plummeting self-esteem. Of course there are students who will persist as hard as they can but suffer for it with headaches, stomachaches, anxiety or fatigue.