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Guidance Counselor
If your child's school has a guidance counselor, make a point to get to know her. She can help evaluate your child's academic and social development, help him in a time of trouble, identify any special needs and more.

In addition, with bullying a prevalent issue in today's schools, the guidance counselor can keep you informed of bully-related issues at the school. Not only does she counsel your children, but she can also provide you with tips and advice for how you can address certain issues at home.