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Social Issues (fighting/arguing with friends)

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6 year old's friendships

Posted 2 weeks ago

How can I make my 6yr old (only child) understand he can have many friends and not just one? He tends to become obsessive about a friend that he really is keen about. We had a problem last year at...

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Not so friendly friend

Posted on 10/28/2016

What advice would you give to a child whose friend at one point called her a chicken for not wanting to be rude to an older man who asked that she stop playing in some water at a local park (he...

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Preschool Provoker

Posted on 10/3/2016

I have an almost 3 year old boy who is in a 2 day a week preschool. He has been bitten at school twice in the last 2 weeks by the same student. My son is very stubborn and strong willed. Each...

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Ten year old with multiple issues

Posted on 10/1/2016

Adopted Female child age 10; neglect and multiple traumas, sexual abuse. She is in complete safety for 4+ years now, yet she is Hypersensitive, intense, social issues, cannot get along with...

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Bad Words

Posted on 9/22/2016

I'm afraid that my 3 year old son has developed a bad habit of swearing, using the "D" word when he is frustrated. I don't think he is just trying to get my reaction either, as he says it when he...

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Conflict With Friends

Posted on 9/8/2016

I like to stay out of my kids conflicts with their friends, but I'd like some insight on whether there is some helpful coaching I can offer them on healthy conflict resolution when they come to me...

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Neighborhood Interactions

Posted on 5/3/2016

Our boys 8,7 and 5 play outside both in our yard and in neighbors yards (who have kids they play with) They love being outside and I LOVE not having to sit out there and monitor their play. My...

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4 Year Old Play Dates

Posted on 4/25/2016

My 4 year old daughter has a 4 year old friend who will push/hit/spit on her when they play together. This happens 75% of the time they play together. The parents usually reprimand their...

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Feelings Hurt Among Three Friends

Posted on 4/19/2016

We're having a little "drama" between three 11 year old (5th grade) boys. All three boys are the youngest of four siblings in their families. Two of the boys are cousins, one is a mutual friend...

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