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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 01.11.2016 | 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 01.11.2016 | 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 01.08.2016 | 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 12.17.2015 | 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 11.13.2015 | 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 11.11.2015 | 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 11.03.2015 | 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 10.24.2015 | 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 10.27.2015 | 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 10.13.2015 | 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 10.02.2015 | 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 06.24.2016 | 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 06.02.2016 | 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 05.26.2016 | 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 05.01.2016 | 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.