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CAUSES OF SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DIFFICULTIES

   Lack of confidence and/or competence

   Work is too challenging

   Pressure to perform

   Underachievement

   Difficulty with social relationships


POSITIVE SIGNS

   Willingness to take on challenging work                       

   Recognizes ability without comparing to others

   Listens carefully

   Maintains good work ethic

   Asks for help when necessary

   Gains confidence through mastery

   Works through frustrations

   Is comfortable in variety of academic settings


SIGNS OF CONCERN

   Does not want to go to school

   Teases or bullies others

   Has a negative self-image

   Complains of headaches or upset stomach

   Cries about school-related issues

   Wants to sleep more than usual

   Has difficulty establishing and maintaining friendships