Q. I have caught my 8-year-old daughter lying and stealing; does that make her a liar and a thief?
Q: My mornings are horrendous…. the kids are not following instructions, not listening, doing the wrong thing at the wrong time (e.g. playing when they should be getting dressed!), picking a fight with a sibling and I am getting very frustrated.
Q. The holidays are looming in front of me! How can I ensure we all have a good time throughout – both on holiday and at home – and also can I manage to have a bit of a holiday too or is that too much to expect?
What to do if, sometime during the year, your child comes home and either complains he is being bullied or describes some behaviours that you construe as bullying?
As you send your child back to school at the beginning of September, there is always that tug of love: will he be successful? Will he have friends? Will he get on with his teachers? Will his talents be noticed and developed? One question you may not ask yourself is “Will he be bullied?” (although, if you have had that experience, it may be your first question). However, bullying is a fact of life in many schools.