Parenting tip: If your child is not a complainer and starts complaining, do not minimize it, whatever the cause. A child’s concerns are legitimate. That said, you do not have to overreact, either. Simply take the complaint seriously and make an internal commitment to do what it takes to resolve it with your son. Your child should not dislike school, since it is where he spends most of his time.
Your questions can be answered by Dr. Kate Roberts in an upcoming column. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Roberts is a licensed psychologist with offices in Salem and Hamilton. Her private practice helps parents, children and families develop strategies to work through and solve their problems.