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Our nine-year-old son has started getting reports of bad behaviour from school—the teachers say he disturbs other children but, at the same time, he understands everything that is being taught in the class, so they don’t like to punish him. Many times he is trying to do the teacher’s job by explaining to someone next to him a sum or some grammar, which they might not have understood. Yet there are complaints that he is “disruptive". We have a 10-month-old second child and he is very responsible with her; gets anxious if she doesn’t drink enough milk from the bottle, or has not passed stools, etc. Even if his father and I argue about something, he tries to intervene and counsel us. But in school he seems to be not doing okay. Nowadays he has started crying over small things at home, and does not want to play with other children, saying they call him names like mad and idiot. He even refuses to speak to the school counsellor, saying she tells everything to the other teachers. Do guide us. His father works till late every day and is not able to spend time or play with him. Some of the games gifted to him are lying unopened.

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