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How to Stop Bullying

4 Rules to Help Kids Stand Up to Bullying in Schools

Signe Whitson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Assertive responses are particularly effective in countering bullying because the child who masters this type of direct, emotionally honest communication demonstrates that a bully's attacks will be answered in a fair, but formidable way.

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.

6 Reasons Why Bystanders Choose Not to Intervene to Stop Bullying

Signe Whitson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

For kids, who are often in the very best position to stop the bullying that occurs in their midst, the barriers to intervention are very real and quite formidable. What follows are six of the most frequently cited reasons that young people give for why they choose not to intervene to stop bullying.

DOs and DON'Ts: How To Talk To Your Child About Bullying

Posted 10.18.2013 | Parents

“They’re just words.” “It’ll only make you stronger.” “Just ignore it.” Chances are, these are the messages your child has received ...

What We're NOT Doing To Prevent Bullying -- But Need To Start

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 04.29.2012 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

The best way to prevent bullying -- and many other forms of cruelty and harassment -- is to encourage and enable children to care for and take responsibility for each other. Research indicates that bullying is greatly reduced in particular when children who witness bullying stand up for the victim.

A Mountain I'm Willing To Die On

Glennon Melton | Posted 03.27.2012 | Parents
Glennon Melton

"Kids these days, they can be so cruel." But I think this is just a phrase we toss around to excuse ourselves from facing the truth. Because I don't think kids are any crueler than adults.

Bullied Students In Philly Force School To Take Action

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In the face of growing alarm about bullying in schools across the country, students at South Philadelphia High School have some good news: It is possi...