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I Took My Mom's Advice and Punched a Bully in the Face

Quora | Posted 11.30.2016 | Parents

What controversial advice have people given to their children? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions...

Not Going To Get Over It

Em Powers Hunter | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Em Powers Hunter

I can teach my students to think critically, question, participate, care, and create a better world. I can share inspiration and truth that will cut through rhetoric and deception. Words have good and bad ways.


Paula Gordon | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Fear of clowns is known as coulrophobia. The prefix 'coulro' comes from the ancient Greek word for 'one who goes on stilts.' Early in the appallingly...

What To Do If Your Child Is A Bully

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.12.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

It can be devastating to learn that your child is bullying other children at school. However, there are ways that you can help your child understand w...

What Can I Do About My Child Being Bullied?

Quora | Posted 10.11.2016 | Parents

How do I handle a child at elementary school who bullies my own child? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling q...

How A Child Becomes A Bully

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.06.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

You just get to work on a Monday morning when you receive a call from your child’s school principal. She tells you there has been an incident involv...

Dr. Seuss Would Have Despised -- And Mocked -- Donald Trump

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Asked to explain his political views, Theodor Geisel -- better known as Dr. Seuss -- once said that he was "against people who push other people around." Were he alive today, he would surely be using his sharp pen to make fun of Donald Trump.

What bullying victims don't need from teachers: Silence.

Christina Berchini | Posted 08.22.2016 | Education
Christina Berchini

As first appeared in Education Week: As a teacher-educator, my feelings about the start of the school year are certainly different from what they wer...

Heartbreaking Video About Bullying Shows Just How Tough Being A Kid Can Be

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.17.2016 | Parents

A new video is giving kids a chance to share what it’s really like to be bullied. SheKnows Media asked kids in their Hatch program to open up about ...

Father's Day: I Wrote a Book About My Dad and Now My Family Wants to Kill Me

Mike Edison | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Mike Edison

My new book is called You Are a Complete Disappointment - those were my father's last words to me, literally from his death bed. It was quite a scene....

What Does the Success of Trump's Campaign Say to Our Kids... and Future Bullies?

Andi Curry | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Andi Curry

My daughters are only preschoolers now, but the thought of them experiencing half that cruelty at some point makes me shudder. Like any parent, my husband and I strive to raise compassionate girls who practice kindness.

How Telling Off My Kid's Football Coach Kicked Off A Major Parenting Crisis

Ashley Allen | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Ashley Allen

I never thought football could cause an existential parenting crisis, but this spring, that is exactly what it did. My almost-10-year-old son, Sam, wa...

Defining the American Masses: The Common Man or Third-Graders Without a Chaperone?

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.29.2016 | Politics
Kevin Walsh

So, can the masses be trusted? How do you define the masses? Will they show up to vote? Will they be organized? Will they be fist-fighting just outside the polls?

The Troubling Part Of Middle School That Follows You Into Midlife

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 04.27.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Blanchard

I'm surprised no one's made a sequel to the movie 'Mean Girls.' Because, unfortunately Social Exclusion and its accompanying behaviors aren't always left on the abandoned playgrounds of our youth. In fact, sometimes it seems like it's even picked up a little momentum by middle age.

Another Life Is Lost. When Will We Pay Attention?

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 01.11.2017 | Education
Pamela Lutrell

I left teaching for many reasons. One of them was watching a young man I mentored for four years endure some of the worst bullying I have seen -- and even with mounds of social media evidence, nothing was done.

I Need a Seat at the Next Debate Table

Tom Gerdy | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

The United States' national political process should be declared a disaster zone. I am embarrassed for our country with how presidential elections have become sideshows.

Want to End Bullying? Get the Popular Students to Help

Science of Us | Posted 01.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

For all of the efforts schools put into reducing bullying, there's actually a dearth of rigorous evidence about what makes for effective anti-bullying intervention.

When a Bully Runs for President

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

I have two kids, ages 13 and 10. Bullying is a real thing to them. We talk about it at home. Teachers and principals talk about it at school. They...

REJEX: How Outsiders Thomas Middleditch and Russell Peters Handled Bullies & Lisa Barr's Call to Stop Exclusionary Moms' Practice

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.13.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Take that you bullies! Some recent stories have made me smile, stories in which outsiders have struck back at their tormenters, be they schoolyard bu...

5 Crucial Lessons From 'Wicked' So Your Kids Don't Become Mean Girls

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 11.11.2016 | Parents
Helen I. Hwang

When I took my girls to see the musical Wicked, I wasn't sure how my 10-year-old and 5-year-old would react to the story of the Good Witch and the Bad Witch. It turned out to be a gorgeous musical that brought tears to our eyes for its honest, important lessons about friendships.

My Boy Wore A Tigger Costume To The Thunderdome

Ashley Allen | Posted 11.03.2016 | Parents
Ashley Allen

I'll be honest. The instinctive part of me as a Mom, the part that wants to protect my children from cruelty, scrutiny, and humiliation of any kind wanted to scream, "TAKE THE COSTUME OFF, BABY! DON'T GO OUT THERE!"

National Nutrition Policy, Imperiled By Bullies

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The nation's official position for the next five years on diet for health is on the line, imperiled by bullies. I am speaking out simply because we don't know how many others, encountering the same forces, have decided doing so is not worth the abuse. I am speaking out because: it is.

A Tale Of Two Bullies

Joe Seldner | Posted 10.24.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Donald Trump and Chris Christie are both brash, egomaniacal, bullying Northeasterners running for the nation's top job. They both seem to derive genuine pleasure from puffing themselves up and putting everyone else down. So why is Trump soaring in the polls, and Christie gasping for air?

Bullying in the Workplace and its Consequences

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Quenby Wilcox

Unfortunately, identifying and dealing with bullying is much more difficult for employers (and lawyers looking for lawsuits) than the more overt forms of sexual and physical harassment of the past -- even though the objectives, power and control over the victim, are the same.

7 Things That Actually WILL Ruin Your Childhood

Oren Mendez | Posted 10.01.2016 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Sure, realizing Rugrats was filled with sex jokes might put a slight dent in your childhood memories, but let's have a look at some things that actually will ruin your childhood as it happens.