Talking about shame, we are exposing it and nipping it in the bud. Having uncomfortable conversations with children at a young age doesn't put them at risk, instead, it does the opposite. It keeps them from risk.
Isn't that what we all want? To have maybe just one good friend, someone who has your back and who will treat you in the way that you want to be treated?
As a society, I think we collectively have a journey to take -- a journey away from ridicule, mockery and condemnation and a journey toward compassion, understanding and support. The season on fat people needs to close and stay that way. Daniel Finney wants to become a healthier person; we need to become a healthier nation.
Earl Woods said he made it clear his purpose was "not to raise a golfer. I wanted to raise a good person." Despite the bad reputation that follows Tiger these days, here's proof that there's still a good person living inside of him.
It is important to distinguish between rude, mean, and bullying so that teachers, school administrators, police, youth workers, parents, and kids all know what to pay attention to and when to intervene.
Life is too short to work for or with bullies. Although a dying breed, they are still around.
When you continually and overtly belittle people for being who they are, eventually some of the people in these groups will respond violently. Is the answer to their violence really to be more offensive?
Imagine there's nowhere you can go where you are not the curiosity that tempts roving eyes and odd glances. Imagine that your very presence evokes a profile in the imagination of others, which instinctively limits who and what you are.
If you were asked to create a mental image of an ally for LGBT youth, a 6'3,'' 260 lbs. professional bodybuilder might not be the first image to come to mind. We hope to change that.
When I speak for women leadership programs, I'm often asked, "Why are women so catty to each other?" In my opinion, every time we ask or answer that question, we perpetuate that negative stereotype.
YouTube sensation Whitney Thore gained international recognition after posting a video called "A Fat Girl Dancing: Talk Dirty." The video shows Whitne...
Imagine your child sitting in the safety of your own home, doing homework, watching TV, curled up in bed -- just being a kid. Suddenly, a message pops up on his phone: "Everyone hates you." Or maybe your daughter spots a social media post calling her vicious names along with a traumatizing -- and false -- rumor about her that's already gone viral. It's a nightmare that happens all too often as cyberbullying reaches epidemic proportions.
A mean girl is a bully who will use mental warfare and aggression to drag you down every chance she can get.
When I was 13 years old, I went to a dance at our local teen center and I was so excited to have a good time. I had decided to just have fun, and yes, I danced. I danced until I overheard a bunch of guys laughing at me, saying, "What is Ally doing dancing, she's so fat!"
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.