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Teach Your Children to ‘Manage Up’

How to arm kids with tools to deal with the difficult adults in their life

WWhen my son was in the third grade, he came home one day complaining about the school librarian. She had yelled at him for talking as his class walked into the media center. And worst of all, he didn’t get to help shelve books — one of his favorite jobs. “She hates me,” he said.



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Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Journalist writing about science, children, mental health, race, gender, disability, education and related topics. Author of The Good News About Bad Behavior.