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Working through behavioral problems? 5 things to do when your child is acting out

Don’t make your child’s behavioral problems about you.

No parent wants to receive a negative phone call from a child’s teacher, or even the principal. It is an uncomfortable situation to be in when your son or daughter is causing trouble at school. There are a few things you can do to help them work through problems with behavior.

Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson shares five strategies to use when a child is acting out. Your first instinct might be to say “I taught you better than this!” But your child’s behavior doesn’t have to be a reflection on you.

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