If my suggestions are tried but are not successful, you should meet with the teacher and principal and explore other options. Depending on the situation, you may want to transfer your daughter to another class or you may want to take her for outside counseling in order to help her build greater self-esteem. This will help her handle social situations more productively.
Do all you can to protect your daughter and to strengthen her self-worth and resilience. Your daughter needs to feel safe, while at the same time you need to ensure that she knows how to handle herself in all types of situations. Hatzlachah!Dr. Yael Respler
About the Author: Dr. Yael Respler is a psychotherapist in private practice who provides marital, dating and family counseling. Dr. Respler also deals with problems relating to marital intimacy. Letters may be emailed to email@example.com. To schedule an appointment, please call 917-751-4887. Dr. Orit Respler-Herman, a child psychologist, co-authors this column and is now in private practice providing complete pychological evaluations as well as child and adolescent therapy. She can be reached at 917-679-1612. Previous columns can be viewed at www.jewishpress.com and archives of Dr. Respler’s radio shows can be found at www.dryaelrespler.com.
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