The academic impact on children with a highly involved father is strong, but the benefit of an involved father on a child's life skills is just as valuable. T
Recently I was the target of email harassment, also known as cyberbullying. I was tangled up in business with someone who seemed sane. Then I discover...
It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.
Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.
The issue regarding bullying in schools has grabbed a lot of attention lately. Given that 28% of middle school students experience some manner of bull...
As I sit here and write this, feeling scratched and worn -- a vinyl record that has seen better days -- I know all is not lost. I know I will wake up in the morning, make a cup of tea and sit at my studio desk.
In turn, experts agree that fostering compassion in young people is among the best ways to prevent verbal, physical, and emotional aggression from taking root.
I quickly discovered how tough it is to write a thriller with no guns. A gun is an obvious representation of power. A gun requires no words.
There is nothing wrong with wanting our children to be academically accomplished and happy, but many understand that giving to others actually brings the most joy to those that do the giving.
As youth, we learn from our elders; and if our elders are bigoted, anti-women, anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigrant, anti-anything equality based, brutes who harass others with their religiosity, they'll only send messages to the youth that bigotry is tolerable.
I think the word bullying is overused in general -- with both adults and minors. We see the word being used inappropriately or out of context in many cases today... I think society has co-opted this term, which is sad, because it is actually weakening it and people are not taking it serious as they should.
I understand that Switched at Birth is a soap opera. Yet, with ABC Family's history of great edutainment programing and its campaign against cyberbullying, it is disappointing to see so many misguided messages about how to handle bullying.
Instead of filtering content that our children can access, let's start filtering our own words, decisions and actions in their presence.
I spotted something on Facebook the other day that caused a parenting flashback. A woman posted how her overweight husband was at a school function when at some point during the festivities, her young daughter whispered in his ear and asked him to please leave. Why? Some of her classmates were commenting on his weight, calling him things like "fatso."
What has been somewhat restrained as this debate rages on is that, as is the case with so many other mass killers, Rodger may have been a victim of bullying during his adolescence.
For kids, summer means freedom and spending time with friends but that extra time on their hands can also mean more time to find trouble and where else but on the internet?