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  • Badly behaved kids of all ages often feel undervalued. So reduce the criticism and praise him for the things he gets right.
  • Talk to other parents and teachers. They might be more understanding than you think.
  • Spend more time with your troublemaker. It will help you rebuild a good relationship and encourage her to confide in you.

Did you know?

A study* carried out over 30 years has revealed that children who were persistent bullies are four times more likely as adults to end up in prison and have jobs and relationships which go wrong.

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*Conducted by Dan Olweus, professor at the University of Bergen in Norway

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