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5 Strategies For Raising A Kid Who Won't Be A Bully

Posted 01.23.2015 | Dr. Phil

No parent wants to get THAT call. On the line is another parent or the principal of your child’s school with the news that your son or daughter has ...

When This Girl Was Bullied Over Her Prom Dress, Her Entire Community Stood Up For Her

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.14.2015 | Teen

Last year, 18-year-old Kristen Layne found the perfect dress for her junior prom at White House High School in Tennessee. But when Kristen put the dre...

She Recreated Every Single Polaroid From '1989' -- And T-Swift LOVED It

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.13.2015 | Teen

One Florida girl just took T-Swift fandom to the next level. Nadia Afkhami recreated every Polaroid from Taylor Swift's "1989" album. It's literally s...

Living With Courage in a World of Bullies

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

In 2015, on the cusp of our presidential election year, courage can take us to being above party politics, putting employee good above profit to shareholders, demonstrating caring and responsibility to our neighbors, being true to our word, valuing life, and exhibiting love.

8 Ways To Stop Your Child From Becoming A Bully

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

There are numerous ways to ensure that your child has the greatest possible chance to learn to be kind and empathic to others. All of these are things that are easy for you to do at home.

Is Your Boy Bully Potential? 5 Ways to Avoid

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.26.2014 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Boys of parents who encourage high standards and moral courage have an easier time thinking independently and standing up for what they believe in. And that can be as simple as being brave yourself: After all, you are the best role model for your son.

How to Explain Bullying to Your Frozen-Obsessed Child

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

Elsa isn't excluding Anna because of anything having to do with Anna. Anna rocks. Elsa is insecure about her powers and shuts Anna out because she doesn't know how else to handle them.

A Thanksgiving Tale, Served With Punch

Charlie Carillo | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

It all began when this nasty kid was picking on me in electric shop class, shoving me from behind and laughing when I didn't fight back. I didn...

Children Who Bully: Ways to Help

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

The single most essential tactic to stop bullying, in my experience, is parental involvement. Parents, school principals and guidance counselors must all work together to help the bully understand why he/she is acting out this way.

Bullies in the Classroom

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.24.2014 | Education
Lev Raphael

We probably all have memories of our favorite teachers, the ones who inspired us and still make us smile years later. And then there are the ones who are like Grendel at the banqueting hall in Beowulf, casting a long shadow.

Bullies, Thieves and Boundaries: A Letter To My Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

I want you to always remember the girl with braces and braids who stood up for herself. You are worth protecting.

The Memories From One Act of Kindness Can Last a Lifetime

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.10.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Over 30 years have passed, since this particular act of Kindness was shown towards me, yet I can still clearly remember what happened and remain deeply thankful to the person who helped the little boy that I once was

Female Bullies and Mean Girls in Training

Laurie Levy | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Laurie Levy

Before boys enter the equation, there is hope. Second and third grade is not too soon to talk to girls about how to respect themselves and others.

High School Bully Promised To Never Bully Again After Hearing This One Thing.

Nathan Manske | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

When Joseph Barden was in high school, he had a life-changing experience. As a freshman, he became friends with some upper-classmen and was sitting with them at the lunch table.

How Cerebral Palsy Taught RJ Mitte To Pity Bullies

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment

When RJ Mitte first moved to Los Angeles to begin his acting career at 13, he let his cerebral palsy speak for itself, only providing details to those...

How to Spot Financial Fraud in a Non-Profit: 2 Warning Signs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

We all want to believe that nonprofit corporations are full of hard-working people committed to improving society--and most are. But even the most wel...

Why Criminalizing Bullying Is the Wrong Approach

Deborah Temkin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

Instead of criminalizing bullying, we must work to prevent bullying before it starts by creating safe and supportive school climates and providing consequences that help restore and repair relationships and environments, preventing bullying from continuing.

'Jonah Hill & Me' by Jason Stuart

Jason Stuart | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Stuart

Jonah Hill gives emotional apology over homophobic slur on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show: "The word I chose was grotesque."

The Truth About Anti-Trans* Slurs

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

We must find a way to understand the damage we do. We can't continue to throw around words that we don't find personally offensive and wash our hands of the harm they cause to someone else. If we do anything less than put an end to the use of anti-trans* slurs, then we are just bullies.

Brave Kid With Autism Confronts His Bullies In Front Of The Whole Class, Leaves Us Speechless

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.16.2014 | Good News

One of the hardest things to do to a bully is to confront them. Harder still is to do it without making the problem worse. Which makes Jake's actio...

Recipe For Standing Up To A Sneaky Bully

Emma Brodie | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Emma Brodie

On top of being mean, they're smooth as hell; often the only evidence you'll have that you've even been hit by one of these barracudas is a strong feeling of bad about yourself. Here's a recipe for getting your bearings after a sneak attack.

Why the New VH1 Anti-Bullying Ad Is Seriously Misguided

Deborah Temkin | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

Though intended to be empowering and to potentially make those who bully others "regret" their actions, VH1's foray into the anti-bullying world actually sends the opposite message.

Opposing the Bully Mentality, Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Harlan Green

So it turns out the bully mentality is part of human nature, really, and so part of our culture. It is then up to those employees who want to better themselves to find a way to oppose that culture and mentality.

Mom Of Bullied 'My Little Pony' Fan Speaks Out On Son's Suicide Attempt

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Tiffany Morones-Suttle faced every mother's nightmare in February when her 11-year-old son Michael Morones attempted suicide after classmates bullied ...

The Life Skill Every Teen Should Learn

Paige McKenzie | Posted 06.13.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

Let's teach confidence with our compassion. Bravery, resilience and pluck are good too. Let's show kids examples of their heroes who stood tall regardless of their circumstances. Let's point out people that took adversity and turned it into blessings.