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What should parents do if they are concerned with their child's performance at school?

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Meet with your child's teacher to talk about the classroom setting and schoolwork. They may have more insight into what's behind the behavior, and they might be able to make adjustments to keep your child interested.

Human Brain Mapping : "Dehydration affects brain structure and function in healthy adolescents."

Psychology Today: "Why Your Brain Needs Water," "7 Quick Ways to Stop Being Irritable," "5 Quick Tips to Reduce Stress and Stop Anxiety."

Mayo Clinic: "Water: How much should you drink every day?" "Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep," "Drug addiction: Symptoms."

TeensHealth: "When Blood Sugar Is Too Low."

Northcentral University: "5 Healthy Foods to Help You Study."

UCLA Newsroom: "This is your brain on sugar: UCLA study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory."

Journal of Physiology : "Sugar highs and lows: the impact of diet on cognitive function."

FDA: "Medicines in my Home: Caffeine and Your Body."

Migraine.com: "Migraines and caffeine: an introduction."

Healthy Sleep, Harvard Medical School: "Consequences of Insufficient Sleep."

Your Amazing Brain: "Stress: Your brain and body."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Physical Activity Reduces Stress."

CDC: "Understanding Bullying Fact Sheet, 2016," "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Symptoms and Diagnosis," "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Recommendations."

Stop Bullying.gov: "What is Cyberbullying."

Stomp Out Bullying: "Are You Being Bullied?"

"Mis-Diagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children: Gifted and LD, ADHD, OCD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder," American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, Aug. 7, 2000.

Psychiatric Clinics of North America : "Frequently missed diagnoses in adolescent psychiatry."

Phoenix House: "Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse," "What to do if your teen has a problem."

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: "Signs and Symptoms."

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2019

Human Brain Mapping : "Dehydration affects brain structure and function in healthy adolescents."

Psychology Today: "Why Your Brain Needs Water," "7 Quick Ways to Stop Being Irritable," "5 Quick Tips to Reduce Stress and Stop Anxiety."

Mayo Clinic: "Water: How much should you drink every day?" "Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep," "Drug addiction: Symptoms."

TeensHealth: "When Blood Sugar Is Too Low."

Northcentral University: "5 Healthy Foods to Help You Study."

UCLA Newsroom: "This is your brain on sugar: UCLA study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory."

Journal of Physiology : "Sugar highs and lows: the impact of diet on cognitive function."

FDA: "Medicines in my Home: Caffeine and Your Body."

Migraine.com: "Migraines and caffeine: an introduction."

Healthy Sleep, Harvard Medical School: "Consequences of Insufficient Sleep."

Your Amazing Brain: "Stress: Your brain and body."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Physical Activity Reduces Stress."

CDC: "Understanding Bullying Fact Sheet, 2016," "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Symptoms and Diagnosis," "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Recommendations."

Stop Bullying.gov: "What is Cyberbullying."

Stomp Out Bullying: "Are You Being Bullied?"

"Mis-Diagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children: Gifted and LD, ADHD, OCD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder," American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, Aug. 7, 2000.

Psychiatric Clinics of North America : "Frequently missed diagnoses in adolescent psychiatry."

Phoenix House: "Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse," "What to do if your teen has a problem."

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: "Signs and Symptoms."

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2019

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