All of us with children are well versed in the challenges of helping our little ones navigate through episodes of frustration or unusual behavior. Tantrums or unexpected actions most always have a cause – and parents who work down the typical checklist of tiredness, hunger, sickness, need of attention, boredom or something similar can usually isolate the culprit that is leading to their behavior.
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, for every five students, one or more are being bullied. This data was collected from a survey with more than 2,300 student participants, with ages ranging between 12 and 18 years-of-age.
It is not uncommon for parents, teachers, and medical professionals to describe a child as shy. Shyness is a common trait seen in many young children and is not a cause for concern. Teachers usually refer to shy children as being introverted and cautious. They don’t jump at the chance to speak in front of their class but will do so when necessary. Shy children don’t have a broad group of friends, but they are content in smaller groups of children with similar interests. Parents report that their
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