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Mom Of Bullied 'My Little Pony' Fan Speaks Out On Son's Suicide Attempt

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Tiffany Morones-Suttle faced every mother's nightmare in February when her 11-year-old son Michael Morones attempted suicide after classmates bullied ...

The Life Skill Every Teen Should Learn

Paige McKenzie | Posted 04.13.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

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.

Why Do Youth Bully? The Answer Isn't Simple

Deborah Temkin | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Deborah Temkin

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.

Cyber-Bullying: Taking on the Tormentors

Risa Ferman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Risa Ferman

Whereas years ago kids could at least retreat to their homes for escape, there is no escape for kids today. Relentless tormenting through multiple technology platforms makes it virtually impossible for kids who are victims to find a safe sanctuary or a few hours of peace away from the reach of their bullies.

What 9 Percent of Adults Say Has Happened to Their Kids

Larry Magid | Posted 02.21.2014 | Parents
Larry Magid

In a new survey from Harris Interactive, 9% of adult respondents reported "My child or a child I am at least partly responsible for has been or is currently being bullied in school." Only 2% said "My child or a child I am at least partly responsible for has been accused of bullying in school."

The Impact of Bullying and Why Our Policies Are Missing the Point

Deborah Temkin | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

So eager to right the wrongs of bullying, we find ourselves determined to identify and punish the perpetrators, often forgetting that that alone will not mitigate the harm done to the youth who felt bullied.

Mothers (and Fathers), Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Bullies

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

A few key names to consider: Richie Incognito, Chris Christie, Michael Dunn; the Baruch College fraternity boys. What do they have in common, this odd group of disparate males? Bullying. Unacceptably aggressive behavior. "Boys will be boys" mentality. Yes, it's a motley crew.

It's Possible That Jimmy Fallon Is a Natural-Born Nice Guy

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Studies have long challenged the idea that nice guys finish first. So is Fallon an anomaly? Or does he represent a shift in the balance of power between the tyrants and the team players?

6 Life Lessons From Disney Movies

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Karen Salmansohn

You know how a taco, burrito and enchilada all have the same ingredients, they're just laid out in different ways? Well... The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid 2 and Tangled all share the same basic ingredients for storylines about good versus evil -- just played out in different ways.

Bullies Just Get Bigger

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Sara Taney Humphreys

On Tuesday night, we witnessed yet another example of a grown up bullying someone. It happened on camera, with a microphone in his face, making this incident both shameful and stupid. Really, Congressman Grimm?

Your Child is Being Bullied. Now What?

Marilynn Halas | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

Understanding boundaries, resolving conflict and building relationships are tools everyone will need, whether they spend their days in the playroom or the boardroom

What Happened When I Saw My Bully 10 Years Later

Leah Bieler | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Leah Bieler

We were rivals in class, good students who read Vonnegut and announced, to our piano teachers' pleasure and our classmates' befuddlement, that we preferred classical music to Duran Duran. We should have been friends. For some reason, C chose to go in the other direction.

Christie, the Workplace and the Culture of Retaliation

Janice Harper | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Janice Harper

Left or right, liberal or conservative, retaliation thrives in our political arenas -- and no arena is more political than where any of us spend our day and earn our pay -- the politics of work.

Labeled 'World's Ugliest Woman,' Motivational Speaker Turns Hate Into Love

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Lizzie Velasquez is one of three known people in the world who suffers from a rare syndrome, which prevents her from gaining weight and has caused bli...

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.

This Bullying Social Experiment Is Incredibly Eye-Opening

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact

No one is immune from bullying. Whether you are the oppressor, the victim or the witness, you are part of a cycle that needs to end. A new video sh...

Brave

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I'm the one that jumps first and freaks later. But speaking my mind? Finally fessing up to all that was wrong in my life, being a voice for those who hadn't, wouldn't or couldn't? Now that was terrifying.

Bully in the Federal Workplace

Jim Moore | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Whether they are on the staffs of senators or congressmen, or work in the myriad halls of cabinet departments and federal agencies, a large number find themselves on the short end of the stick with little recourse.

Confronting My High School Bully

Paul Florez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

I'd spent over 10 years playing scenarios of running into TJ in my head, ruminating on how I would confront him as an adult. Still, I was trembling with both fear and anger at the thought of seeing him again.

Be Different: Stand Up to Bullies by Living Well

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

The way to counter bullying is to be true to yourself and to realize that if you are different, like Bob Dylan or Benjamin Braddock, you are much more likely, as you get older, to enrich the world with your unique perspective on life.

From One Bully to Another: An Open Letter to Rebecca Sedwick's Bullies

Amy Weber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amy Weber

You are not bad people. You do not have cold and heartless souls that are incapable of feeling empathy. You do not need to be sent away and never allowed to set foot in a school again. No, not based on my experiences.

Demystifying Bullying: An insider's View Into Understanding, and Responding, to Bullying

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

As much as bullying hogs the headlines' limelight, there's still a lot of confusion about it. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and to demystify the hot topic for both parents and educators, I recently caught up with Elizabeth Englander.

The Bully Song

Chef Rossi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Chef Rossi

I have witnessed a lot of cruelty in my life but rarely does anything compare to the cruelty I saw and was often the victim of in the 7th and 8th grade.

A Silent Scream for Help: Bullying in America

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

I have always prided myself on being the optimistic sort, confident that there is no challenge that can't be met in some way. I've always felt that nothing is impossible. But I have to confess that it is hard -- damn hard -- to feel hopeful about the bullying epidemic in this nation, not when it continues to take kids lives.

What Parents Need to Know About School Bullying

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 12.11.2013 | Parents
Ann Margaret Carrozza

As a parent, it is critically important that we let our children know that they can come to us for help. It is equally important that we know exactly how to respond so that we don't make the situation worse.