Where does the balance lie between being a helicopter parent and the hands-off, just-let-kids-work-it-out-for-themselves approach? As a dad, I'm still trying to figure this out.
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It seems to me that we should be teaching kids today how to deal with bullies, and we should be taking those bullies aside and looking at their lives to find out what is making them act as bullies.
Fixing school bullying isn't simple.
That's what research is revealing about anti-bullying school programs, according to The Boston Globe.
We need to immediately send a clear message to all our children that bullying and harassment for this or any other reason is simply not acceptable.
We need to foster a culture of storytelling in schools, in community and religious centers. We need to rediscover stories as a source of courage, resourcefulness and compassion.
I gathered that over the first few weeks of school, they must have been holding secret clubs and planning important things. I named them The Order. Their world was sealed off from mine, magical in its exclusive glamour.
Bullying has no race, no gender, no sexual orientation. Bullying will never stop. But we can work to be more aware, more available and more attentive to those that need our support.
An estimated 160,000 children stay home from school every day because of bullying. Here are tips to help your kid combat the bully in his life.
There are a few places no one should enter without an advocate--a courtroom, a hospital and school. But only a parent can properly advocate for their child in school where a bully is concerned.
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