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Counseling as well as behavior therapy would help a lot with the anxiety. The therapist should be working on coping skills especially as it relates to transition times from preferred activity. Make a schedule and make her stick to it. Make a time for everything including leisure activities. It will be a fight and her behaviors will increase but it will get ...


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Some schools are set up for this type of hamster wheel compulsiveness, some are not. If you could get the child into the latter type, that would be a great solution to the problem. Sometimes a parent has to make an executive decision, such as, "Only two honors course per school year allowed. Which one are the most important to you?" If you haven't done ...


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@Joe is right about asking a realtor. Realtors know. The other thing you can do is visit some schools. If you're embarrassed to state the reason for wanting to visit, you can make something up -- you are thinking about going back to school to become a teacher. You've heard that there are new teaching techniques being used now than were used when you were ...


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One thing that's not clear from the question is whether you are using the school as a free day care while you are at work or otherwise not available to supervise your children yourself. If not, you can reduce their hours. Now, what if you need them to be there? "If leaving the school is not an option, then encouraging his kids to find ways of entertaining ...


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If you can afford counseling, that might be a good idea. Be sure to find someone with experience with transgender and gay issues. It sounds to me as if your child is having anxieties due to gender and disability issues (something (s)he can't control) and is transferring to something (s)he can control. It will be important to find a place where (s)he can ...


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It kind of sounds like your child might feel a bit out of control and needs a bit of help forming structure around their life. Something you can do is to sit down with them and discuss solid achievable goals. They need to differentiate between achievable and useless goals. Tell them that having goals, such as being "not good enough", aren't achievable and ...


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The earlier answers are way too complicated for a parent in the U.S. seeking practical advice. So here goes: I taught in mixed, all-girls, and all-boys high schools, and substituted in middle schools, and I can say categorically, at least at the middle and high-school level, that for the vast majority of students, the best classroom is the one with the ...



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