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My Teenager is the 'Class Clown'. How can I help them?


Being the class clown is not necessarily a bad thing, as it can be a way for your teenager to express themselves and make others laugh. However, it is important to check whether their behaviour is disrupting the class or affecting their learning.


If their behaviour is causing issues, it is important to talk to your teenager about why they feel the need to act out in class. Are they trying to get attention? Are they bored or struggling with the material?


Once you understand the root of the behaviour, you can work together to come up with strategies to address it.


It may also be helpful to involve the school in the conversation and work together to create a plan that will support your teenager's needs while also ensuring that they are not disrupting the class.


This could include allowing them to take breaks when needed, providing alternative ways for them to participate in class, or offering additional support or resources if they are struggling academically.


Above all, it is important to let your teenager know that

you support them and are there to help them navigate this

situation in a positive and constructive way.

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