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The Stable, the Unpredictable, and the Bully -- More Tales From the Garden

Anne Phillips | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Anne Phillips

These are the folks that believe that anyone that they are paying can pretty much be treated as they see fit if they expect to be paid. Being paid by them can be a trick in and of itself. These are the most disrespectful and most unpleasant to work with. These are the bullies.

Bullies and Bras

Rayya Elias | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Rayya Elias

when I look back on my own experience as a child and pre-teen who was bullied after moving here from another country, it occurs to me that the adults in my life -- even those who loved me -- played a part in the bullying too, whether subtly or directly.

Wisconsin Town Gets Tough on Bullying and Other Cities Should Follow

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.04.2013 | Crime
Steve Siebold

The city council passed an ordinance which could ticket parents and fine them more than $100 if their children are repeatedly bullying others.

Anti-Bully? Sure -- But What About Pro-Friend?

Carlin Flora | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Carlin Flora

It only takes one. Just one friend, that is, to reduce a child's chances of being bullied, and, if he is bullied, of developing depression as a result.

How Can We Help Children Become 'Upstanders' to Bullying?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

The common denominator of all types of bullying is a lack, or erosion, of empathy. Nurturing empathy, a potential that is present in almost all children, is therefore at the heart of interventions to prevent bullying.

Teased About Your Looks? Bullying That Goes Under the Radar

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

How do we distinguish the angst and insecurities felt by most teenagers from the pain resulting from bullying? Does all teasing between kids warrant prohibition, or is there room for some joking and fooling around? When things clearly go too far, who should intervene?

Dear Bullies

Marsha Pinto | Posted 04.24.2013 | Teen
Marsha Pinto

No one deserves to be hurt or feel worthless, so today before you post that mean comment or bash that innocent individual in the hallway, put yourself in the victim's position and let there be one less person crying today because of bullying.

Problem Child

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.18.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

If your child is the troublemaker, it's important to help set him straight sooner rather than later -- ideally before he gets labeled and before he finds himself losing friends.

Are Schools Turning Alleged Bullies Into Criminals?

Larry Magid | Posted 03.28.2013 | Education
Larry Magid

I worry whether our well meaning desire to combat bullying could lead to an even bigger problem by branding children who misbehave as criminals instead of using other methods to create a more civil and compassionate environment for our children.

Words Matter! Using Kid's Books to Celebrate No Name-Calling Week at School and at Home

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Education
Signe Whitson

Turns out that while sticks and stones can break your bones, words, too, can really hurt. In honor of proving that out-of-date childhood adage incorrect, the week of January 21st-25th has been set aside as No Name Calling Week.

6 Trends In 2012 I'm Happy To Bid Adieu

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty

Many midlifers may not be humming along with Frank Sinatra's "It Was A Very Good Year" as they close the door on 2012. It was a year of still-high une...

School Shooting in Newtown: Why Guns Are Not the Answer

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime
Gina Barreca

We should not become accustomed to a world where the pattern of wielding power -- especially firepower -- has authenticated and legitimized their possession of it.

Haunted by "Ghosts of Bosses Past"?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

'Tis the season for gatherings and good cheer with friends and colleagues present and past. But do these gatherings provide you with memories of bad experiences with bad bosses, bullies perhaps?

I Spent $70,000 On Plastic Surgery Because of Bullies

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.28.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Nancy Redd hosted a segment on HuffPost Live that explored the link between teenage bullying, low self-esteem, and plastic surgery. She spoke with Lau...

When Is It Acceptable to Confront Your Child's Bully?

Erin Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Erin Smith

My 5-year-old daughter has Leukemia. She was diagnosed when she was 4 and lost all of her hair from the chemo. She was out of school for nine months and finally was able to go to Kindergarten this past September. Knowing how mean kids can be, I was scared to death to send her.

Last Week Push: 'Local Voices' Speak Positive Messages For Obama Campaign

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Positive advertising? Hard to find at this stage of the game, yet most people express a longing for messages that speak to the issues that resonate for them, in words and tones that strike a chord without the vitriol that too often clouds the conversation. Turns out a group called Local Voices is providing just those kinds of messages.

An Open Letter To Those Being Bullied, From The Set Of An 'It Gets Better' Video

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

Most of us shared about the creation within ourselves of our own receptive self-bully. That bully is the most dangerous. Our self-bully says that we actually deserve the abuse they are doling out. But the bullies are wrong. All of them. And the bully within is the wrongest.

Catherine Pearson

Health Issue That Can Lead Kids To Bullying | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Parents

Much research probing the link between bullying and mental health has focused on how being bullied contributes to the development of issues like anxie...

Emma Diab

Gabrielle 'Gabe' Ford: Raising Hope For The Bullied | Emma Diab | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact

Ford at home with her dog Dominik (Photo by Robert Snow) Some would rather not remember their middle school days, much less walk through those door...

The Best Defense Against Bullying

Pam Allyn | Posted 12.11.2012 | Parents
Pam Allyn

Childhood can be a profoundly lonely experience. Whether it's walking to school wishing for a friend, or sitting by oneself on the bus or dreading the endless minutes in the cafeteria, our children need fortification.

The Role of Role Models -- Large, Small or Any Size

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

What does it mean to be a good female role model? Is it the woman who transforms herself, gets into shape and loses weight? Or the one who rebels, avoids the fuss and doesn't care? Is it the aging woman who has the courage to admit to cosmetic surgery or the one who resists?

Bullying Is a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Stuart Chaifetz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Stuart Chaifetz

"Have a good day at school." Such an innocent, innocuous phrase, yet last year when I said that to my son, Akian, when the school bus arrived in the morning, it sent him into a spiraling panic.

Is This the Dawn of the End of Meanness?

Gerit Quealy | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Gerit Quealy

The heads up on this month's designation as National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month came via news anchor Jennifer Livingston who addressed a letter she received challenging her 'community responsibility' as a public figure due to her being overweight.

Bullies Learn from their Parents

Eva Glettner | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

They watch the way you snicker with your friends or make off-handed comments about the way that someone looks. They absorb everything. You are their first teacher. You are their role model. You are their everything. This is a huge responsibility.

I Was Bullied, And You Probably Were Too

Zach Veach | Posted 12.03.2012 | Teen
Zach Veach

Middle school isn't an easy timeline for many kids. It is especially hard when you're about 4'6" and only weigh about 60 pounds. That was me.