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My son keeps correcting people

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q My son, at 11, keeps correcting people when their grammar is bad. How do I stop him?

A Tell your son that there is a time and place to do this. Encourage him to approach persons privately after consulting with you.

Shocked at teens' skimpy clothes

QI am in shock at parents who allow their daughters to go to places like Champs in skimpy clothing until late at night. Can parents be cited for neglect for this?

A Each person parents in a different way. It will be important that parents allow their daughters to have fun but in ways that will ensure that they come to no or little harm.

Stop religious leaders from hurting kids

QI saw in the papers about the Government coming down hard on religious leaders who molested children and are protected by their church. Can we stop these horrid men?

AWe must take a no-tolerance approach to this problem and report all cases to the Office of the Children's Registry and the police. We must protect our children.

n Orlean Brown-Earle, PhD, is a child psychologist and family therapist. Dr Brown-Earle works with children with learning and behavioural problems throughout the island and in the Caribbean. Email questions to or send to Ask the Doc, c/o The Gleaner Company, 7 North Street, Kingston. Responses to concerns are to be considered as general, as cases shared with psychologists privately would be queried more deeply. Pray always!