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Bullies

Bullying and the Defenseless Victim

Lou Melgarejo | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Lou Melgarejo

While the numbers are startling, they should not be very surprising. Bullies prey on those that are not capable of defending themselves, so no matter how much I prepare my neuro-typical son and daughter to stand up to bullies, the fact is that they are not going to be their target. My oldest daughter however, will. She is autistic and may not be able to apply this "bootstrap mentality" suggested by the meme.

What My Pit Bull Rescue Taught Me About Unconditional Love

Jeanette Sampley | Posted 04.30.2015 | Divorce
Jeanette Sampley

Nahla, my beautiful pitbull rescue, has taught me more about love, happiness, and loyalty in the past year than my husband ever did. She is fiercely kind, comforting, and forgiving -- everything I could ever want in a spouse.

Can Hugs Cure a Bully's Wrath?

Stacey Hatton | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Stacey Hatton

My challenge is to start the parent hugging campaign. This is where you don't let go of a hug, until your child is ready to be released. Let's see if this simple act of love can change the psyche of our kids.

What It Feels Like to Be Bullied at School

Stella Kasdagli | Posted 03.18.2015 | Education
Stella Kasdagli

For me, many years after the bullying had stopped, anorexia became a new way to get smaller, quieter, less intimidating, non-existent, so that my life would be less risky -- or, at least, less painful.

The Ungraceful Art of Standing Up

Glenn Rockowitz | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact
Glenn Rockowitz

I hadn't experienced that blood/metal/electric taste in years, but it came roaring back last night. And it was stronger than ever. I'm no longer the helpless little boy I was when I quietly swallowed the injustice and brutality of each of those patient stories.

Powerful PSA Shows A Side Of Bullies You Haven't Seen Before

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact

Bullies are revved up, overpowering aggressors and their victims are defenseless, self-loathing kids. At least that’s the standard picture most ofte...

Don't Be a Dick

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

It's pretty simple. Yet, somehow, we forget. We eat too much, sleep too little, wake up on the wrong side of life, are running late, annoyed by fate ...

Never Ever Ever Give Away Your Power

Ayelet Baron | Posted 04.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ayelet Baron

If your dream is to accumulate more and more stuff, more power to you. You know what's important to your well being. But if it isn't, maybe you'll shift to making a life and not just a living?

Bully My Gay Son at Your Own Risk

Amelia | Posted 04.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Amelia

We all know how this script is supposed to go: Gay kid gets teased and bullied. Gay kid feels demeaned and ashamed. Gay kid maybe gets beaten up. Gay kid runs off to lick his wounds and feel horrible about himself. Gay kid feels alone. But not this time. This time the gay kid, my gay kid, fought back. And the bully ran away.

Why This Man Spent A Lifetime Looking For His Childhood Bully

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.30.2015 | Books

In his latest book, Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully, writer Allen Kurzweil chronicles his search for a man named Cesa...

The Bystander Effect: Why You Don't Stand Up When You Should

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Teen Vogue

The truth is that you can't count on anyone else to take the lead: Sometimes it has to be you.

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 03.08.2015 | 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 03.01.2015 | 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 02.25.2015 | 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 02.15.2015 | 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.