Reinforcing your kid's strengths will boost her confidence and make mature communication more rewarding -- and effective -- than bullying. Remember, when it comes to defusing bullying and establishing mutual respect in your household, self-mastery is your greatest parenting tool.
Can anyone imagine the spectacle of a President Trump -- from inauguration day and every day thereafter? He would be a bully in a China shop. Nothing would get done on his watch -- except constant verbal fisticuffs with anyone who disagreed with him about practically anything.
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.
I recently had the inspiring experience of sitting down with the associate director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to discuss the upcoming Emotional Revolution Summit (ERS) -- a game-changing effort between the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Lady Gaga.
After coming out as gay two years ago, I've had such an incredible journey. So many people have shared personal stories, and I've learned so much about myself. Unfortunately, many of the stories I've heard make me shake my head.
Were my parents some cutting-edge, super-progressive, Bella Abzug-style culture warriors, using my lunch as a test case to wage war against age-old gender strictures or to protest limited racial diversity on the airwaves? The short answer is "no." That's also the long answer.
Now that the school year has begun for many schools in Illinois, thousands of students will experience some form of bullying in school or on the inter...
Standing in a crowded gym I watched as my teenage son and several of his friends took to the basketball court. He's been playing sports since he was f...
Will you be the parent who has the "talk" with your child about hazing? Will you be the parent who tells your child that any form of hazing isn't okay, isn't "tradition," and isn't "just harmless fun?" Will you be the parent who prevents a tragedy from occurring to your kid... or someone else's... during those first few weeks of school?
It's back-to-school time in Hawaiʻi. Over 200,000 students will enter grades K-12 this year, full of curiosity and ideas. Unfortunately, many of them will have their studies disrupted and hopes crushed by bullying.
I was talking with my daughter recently. She told me a friend had made a comment to her, and she'd thought nothing of it; then afterwards, the frien...
Specifically, parents' use of harsh discipline and children's exposure to domestic violence are related to increases in bullying behavior, while parents' positive engagement in their children's lives, seems to be protective against bullying behavior.
My father told me he was gay when I was 13. He said he had known ever since he was a little boy. Growing up Catholic in North Carolina during the 1960s did not present the most welcoming of circumstances for a gay man. For a lot of people, it is difficult to understand.
When I attended elementary, middle and high school, things were different. There was no real anonymity. I knew which classmates wanted to humiliate me. I sat next to them in class. They would sign their actual names on their mean notes to me in between periods.
On Monday I started the hashtag #DonaldTrumpsDiary with confidence that the responses would be a show of support for Megyn, and that a big trend may even lure a sincere apology from the failed airline owner/vodka entrepreneur/mortgage lender himself.
Going back to school is always going to be a little nerve wracking. Kids will always worry about classes, friendships, and keeping up with the latest fads. But they should never have to worry for their safety.