Dr. Jordan: Handling parent, teacher interactions

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(STLMoms) - The school year is just getting underway but are you already hearing complaints from your kids?

How do you know when it's serious and if you should step in?  Behavioral Pediatrician Dr. Tim Jordan has some tips:

1. Whether it is unhappiness over grades, disrespectful or unfair treatment, or class rules, encourage your kids to try to handle it with the teacher directly.

2. Building a strong, trusting relationship with your child`s teacher right from the start creates the rapport, safety, and connection needed to more seamlessly work through issues that come up during the year.