"You just can't retaliate," she stressed. "The blame always falls on the player who retaliates." I knew she was right.
Your body is in a constant state of transformation and regeneration, and your experiences, no matter how seemingly inconsequential, from bullies to crushes to sloppy joes, have all left an indelible mark within you -- and more importantly, within your genome.
Last week, Priscilla Jones reported the story of a high school sophomore that recorded being bullied on his iPad and was then threatened with felony w...
The site originators seem committed to bringing moments of joy, and if there's anything this world needs right now it's moments of joy.
Let's teach confidence with our compassion. Bravery, resilience and pluck are good too. Let's show kids examples of their heroes who stood tall regardless of their circumstances. Let's point out people that took adversity and turned it into blessings.
Something inside this man. We so often search for observable manifestations of behavior that we forget that there is something even more vital and powerful that determines our actions: our inner landscape.
Toddlers hit and push. They test and experiment. They want things their way. They navigate their feelings, how to treat others. They're learning what's right and wrong, cause and effect, action and consequence. I wonder though, when do kids get past that threshold? When should they know better?
For too long our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a "rite of passage" and by asking students to simply "get over it." Those attitudes need to change. Every day students are bullied into silence and are afraid to speak up. Let's break this silence and end school bullying.
When we are engaged in hot-button topic conversations online, tempers can flare. People can flame. Things can get ugly very fast. Does this mean we should avoid those topics altogether? No, not at all. I'm only saying to give it more thought before responding.
Popular kids bully. Happy kids bully. Nice kids bully. Kids who are not abused, not hurting and not sad, bully, and we cannot stop bullying unless we recognize its complex nature and the role it plays for all youth.
In all of our communities, we need to bring those who stand alone in from the shadows. If all kids simply understood that "You Can't Say You Can't Play" at school, it would enrich everyone's life.
At age 12, I survived incest and a lot of bullying, which led to the development of an eating disorder. My body became my own personal battleground and all I wanted to do was disappear.
Scott P. Harris still suffered taunts and jibes, dumb or cruel redhead jokes, and apathy or downright rejection from women. Was he going to just put up and shut up? He decided not only not to, but to document his redheadedness, its perils and positives, pejorative comments and possibilities for red-haired men.
I know there will come a day when she will face rejection and feel its effects, but my rushing in to rescue her is not going to help her develop the resilience or self-confidence she needs to take with her through life.
I will tell you something. No one missed the point. Not in my eyes. Everyone (except SELF Magazine) got the point.
During the past year, hair-bullying in particular, has garnered national attention. In the hair-bullying cases, the bullies are not children, they are educators.