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It seems that the roots of the problem (they are somewhat related by different) are: She enjoys personal competitiveness against her male friends in sports (and worries she won't be competitive against the same people later) The solution here (aside from already-present in other answers "compete in women's league") may also be to More heavily ...


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First of all I would like to say, wow your daughter is really smart. Every girl at her age feels this way. I can remember how awkward my girlfriend felt about puberty but she accepted it and she even told me that she is happy that she'll look more sexy. So my advice is that you should help her to find positives to puberty. It might not affect her sports ...


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I'm in the UK. Its a different system, but here is a cautionary tale: Someone I know was moved up a year in Primary school, but when he reached the end of Primary the Secondary school refused to accept him. He was forced to say goodbye to his classmates and redo the whole last year of Primary school. Make sure this isn't going to happen to your child.


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I was an advanced student, particularly in math, and I ended up in 6th grade working on my own from a 7th grade text, pretty much teaching myself. Once I hit high school, it was very easy to take upper level math (though I ran through all the available math classes at my school by end of junior year). The point of my experience here is that there are ways to ...


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Emetophobia is unfortunately very common. (The reference linked starts with the DSM-IV definition of emetophobia. For those who cannot click through, it's a phobia of vomiting.) Before we get to the plethora of links, I want to strongly recommend a therapist, one who is familiar with the treatment of phobias and panic disorders. Any therapist who ...



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