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7 Things That Actually WILL Ruin Your Childhood

Oren Mendez | Posted 10.02.2015 | 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.

Online Bullying Is Not Okay

Hope Kumor | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Hope Kumor

I am a victim of online bullying. I wrote an article about living with my boyfriend and his parents and got severely bashed for it. There were dozens of comments--close to 1400--stating I was immature, childish and downright unappreciative.

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

Praying Words of Truth Over Our Children

Jess Chambers | Posted 08.08.2015 | Parents
Jess Chambers

I knew from the minute that he was born I'd have to begin the process of letting go and sharing him with the world. Then came Kindergarten. I prayed my mistakes and missteps would be covered in grace and that somehow he'd soar in spite of his mother and he sure did!

Why Aren't Schools Safe?

Jessica Denis | Posted 06.25.2015 | Parents
Jessica Denis

No one wants to believe their child is bully, but guess what, yours might be. What are you using at home for conflict resolution when your child acts out?

What Anyone Who's Been Bullied Needs To Hear

Posted 06.24.2015 | Dr. Phil

Three high school girls who say they've been the victims of bullying are having a hard time moving forward even though it's been months since the alle...

Watch Out For Bullies!

Amber Sabathia | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

As much as no parent would ever want to admit it, it may not always be your child who is the one being picked on. What do you do when your child is the bully? Parents have to understand that at some point their child could possibly be the one bullying. Don't be ashamed or embarrassed by it. How can a child learn if you don't teach them?

What's So Funny About Mocking Latinos?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The problem is the adults. I'm taking about the parents who raised their kids to think it's hilarious to embrace racial caricatures. And yes, I'm aware that some of the students in the photo are Latinos. If anything, that's even worse.

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 06.29.2015 | 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 05.23.2015 | 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 05.18.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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

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 06.23.2015 | 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.