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Bullies Just Get Bigger

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Sara Taney Humphreys

On Tuesday night, we witnessed yet another example of a grown up bullying someone. It happened on camera, with a microphone in his face, making this incident both shameful and stupid. Really, Congressman Grimm?

Your Child is Being Bullied. Now What?

Marilynn Halas | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

Understanding boundaries, resolving conflict and building relationships are tools everyone will need, whether they spend their days in the playroom or the boardroom

What Happened When I Saw My Bully 10 Years Later

Leah Bieler | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Leah Bieler

We were rivals in class, good students who read Vonnegut and announced, to our piano teachers' pleasure and our classmates' befuddlement, that we preferred classical music to Duran Duran. We should have been friends. For some reason, C chose to go in the other direction.

Christie, the Workplace and the Culture of Retaliation

Janice Harper | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Janice Harper

Left or right, liberal or conservative, retaliation thrives in our political arenas -- and no arena is more political than where any of us spend our day and earn our pay -- the politics of work.

Labeled 'World's Ugliest Woman,' Motivational Speaker Turns Hate Into Love

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.21.2016 | Impact

Lizzie Velasquez is one of three known people in the world who suffers from a rare syndrome, which prevents her from gaining weight and has caused bli...

5 Keys To Empathy For Preschoolers

Marilynn Halas | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

No one denies the importance of good math skills, so math is taught at every school and reinforced at home. We need to do the same thing for socio-emotional skills, especially empathy.

This Bullying Social Experiment Is Incredibly Eye-Opening

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact

No one is immune from bullying. Whether you are the oppressor, the victim or the witness, you are part of a cycle that needs to end. A new video sh...

Brave

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I'm the one that jumps first and freaks later. But speaking my mind? Finally fessing up to all that was wrong in my life, being a voice for those who hadn't, wouldn't or couldn't? Now that was terrifying.

Bully in the Federal Workplace

Jim Moore | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Whether they are on the staffs of senators or congressmen, or work in the myriad halls of cabinet departments and federal agencies, a large number find themselves on the short end of the stick with little recourse.

Confronting My High School Bully

Paul Florez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Florez

I'd spent over 10 years playing scenarios of running into TJ in my head, ruminating on how I would confront him as an adult. Still, I was trembling with both fear and anger at the thought of seeing him again.

Be Different: Stand Up to Bullies by Living Well

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

The way to counter bullying is to be true to yourself and to realize that if you are different, like Bob Dylan or Benjamin Braddock, you are much more likely, as you get older, to enrich the world with your unique perspective on life.

From One Bully to Another: An Open Letter to Rebecca Sedwick's Bullies

Amy Weber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amy Weber

You are not bad people. You do not have cold and heartless souls that are incapable of feeling empathy. You do not need to be sent away and never allowed to set foot in a school again. No, not based on my experiences.

Demystifying Bullying: An insider's View Into Understanding, and Responding, to Bullying

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

As much as bullying hogs the headlines' limelight, there's still a lot of confusion about it. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and to demystify the hot topic for both parents and educators, I recently caught up with Elizabeth Englander.

The Bully Song

Chef Rossi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Chef Rossi

I have witnessed a lot of cruelty in my life but rarely does anything compare to the cruelty I saw and was often the victim of in the 7th and 8th grade.

A Silent Scream for Help: Bullying in America

Marlo Thomas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Home
Marlo Thomas

I have always prided myself on being the optimistic sort, confident that there is no challenge that can't be met in some way. I've always felt that nothing is impossible. But I have to confess that it is hard -- damn hard -- to feel hopeful about the bullying epidemic in this nation, not when it continues to take kids lives.

What Parents Need to Know About School Bullying

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 12.11.2013 | Parents
Ann Margaret Carrozza

As a parent, it is critically important that we let our children know that they can come to us for help. It is equally important that we know exactly how to respond so that we don't make the situation worse.

Cartoon Network Debuts Contest for National Bullying Prevention Month

Bryan Young | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Bryan Young

On October 6, Cartoon Network will be debuting a new movie called Contest aimed at raising awareness about bullying. It's National Bullying Prevention Month, and Cartoon Network just might have the highest amount of eyeballs in the right age demographic to help put a dent in the problem.

Bullying, Mobbing and the Role of Shame

Janice Harper | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Janice Harper

If the goal of opposing workplace bullying is indeed to promote more humane workplace environments, decrease workplace aggression, and reduce the potential for workplace violence, shaming targets or shaming bullies is counterproductive.

Cyberbullying Apps -- Why Are We Allowing Anonymous Cruelty?

Randy Taran | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Randy Taran

As a culture, let's really look at why we are accepting of 'confession pages,' and the proliferation of apps such that make it easier than ever for social cruelty to spread like a cancer into the hearts and minds of young people.

What We Need & What We Do Not Need: Cliff Notes to Political, Social, and Moral Success

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

We need to start at the beginning. Support our children. Educate all children. Rework the justice system. Help those who make small mistakes to atone for them and reintegrate successfully into society, rather than losing them into the system.

The Day I Had My First Proper Fist Fight

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

In the fourth grade, I had the toughest teacher of my life: Ms. Daly. She wasn't physically imposing, or necessarily mean; she was smart, tough and didn't take any crap. She was going to teach us, and we were going to learn, come hell or high water. It's like she combined the roles of parent and teacher into one authority-figure superhero. That year, I had my first proper fist fight.

Can I Teach My Son to Have Boundaries When Mine Are So Flimsy?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

There are many ways to help a child establish better boundaries, but the most important one is built upon what he observes in the behavior of those he watches most carefully -- his parents and primary caregivers.

An Open Invitation to Mark Zuckerberg

Karin Kasdin | Posted 10.09.2013 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

I know what you're thinking. This party is a set-up. You're going to be on the hot seat. Don't worry one little bit about that. I made strict rules that you are not to be bullied, and I plan to enforce them. Everyone must act respectfully toward you or they will be asked to leave.

Free Yourself From Bullies and Attract People Who Respect You

Pragito Dove | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Be willing to be vulnerable, befriend your fears, and remember that this situation is happening for you, not to you. It's helping you step out of victim into mastery of yourself. It's helping you expand even more into who you are.

Fearlessly Defeating the Cyber Bully

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Jonathan Alpert

Cyberspace is the 2013 version of the playground, and with it comes potential for great danger, as its reach is massively unlimited. Here's what parents can do to safeguard their children.