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A Thanksgiving Tale, Served With Punch

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

It all began when this nasty kid was picking on me in electric shop class, shoving me from behind and laughing when I didn't fight back. I didn...

Children Who Bully: Ways to Help

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

The single most essential tactic to stop bullying, in my experience, is parental involvement. Parents, school principals and guidance counselors must all work together to help the bully understand why he/she is acting out this way.

Bullies in the Classroom

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.25.2014 | Education
Lev Raphael

We probably all have memories of our favorite teachers, the ones who inspired us and still make us smile years later. And then there are the ones who are like Grendel at the banqueting hall in Beowulf, casting a long shadow.

Bullies, Thieves and Boundaries: A Letter To My Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

I want you to always remember the girl with braces and braids who stood up for herself. You are worth protecting.

The Memories From One Act of Kindness Can Last a Lifetime

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Over 30 years have passed, since this particular act of Kindness was shown towards me, yet I can still clearly remember what happened and remain deeply thankful to the person who helped the little boy that I once was

Female Bullies and Mean Girls in Training

Laurie Levy | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Laurie Levy

Before boys enter the equation, there is hope. Second and third grade is not too soon to talk to girls about how to respect themselves and others.

High School Bully Promised To Never Bully Again After Hearing This One Thing.

Nathan Manske | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

When Joseph Barden was in high school, he had a life-changing experience. As a freshman, he became friends with some upper-classmen and was sitting with them at the lunch table.

How Cerebral Palsy Taught RJ Mitte To Pity Bullies

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment

When RJ Mitte first moved to Los Angeles to begin his acting career at 13, he let his cerebral palsy speak for itself, only providing details to those...

How to Spot Financial Fraud in a Non-Profit: 2 Warning Signs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

We all want to believe that nonprofit corporations are full of hard-working people committed to improving society--and most are. But even the most wel...

Why Criminalizing Bullying Is the Wrong Approach

Deborah Temkin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

Instead of criminalizing bullying, we must work to prevent bullying before it starts by creating safe and supportive school climates and providing consequences that help restore and repair relationships and environments, preventing bullying from continuing.

'Jonah Hill & Me' by Jason Stuart

Jason Stuart | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Stuart

Jonah Hill gives emotional apology over homophobic slur on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show: "The word I chose was grotesque."

The Truth About Anti-Trans* Slurs

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

We must find a way to understand the damage we do. We can't continue to throw around words that we don't find personally offensive and wash our hands of the harm they cause to someone else. If we do anything less than put an end to the use of anti-trans* slurs, then we are just bullies.

Brave Kid With Autism Confronts His Bullies In Front Of The Whole Class, Leaves Us Speechless

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.16.2014 | Good News

One of the hardest things to do to a bully is to confront them. Harder still is to do it without making the problem worse. Which makes Jake's actio...

Recipe For Standing Up To A Sneaky Bully

Emma Brodie | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Emma Brodie

On top of being mean, they're smooth as hell; often the only evidence you'll have that you've even been hit by one of these barracudas is a strong feeling of bad about yourself. Here's a recipe for getting your bearings after a sneak attack.

Why the New VH1 Anti-Bullying Ad Is Seriously Misguided

Deborah Temkin | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

Though intended to be empowering and to potentially make those who bully others "regret" their actions, VH1's foray into the anti-bullying world actually sends the opposite message.

Opposing the Bully Mentality, Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Harlan Green

So it turns out the bully mentality is part of human nature, really, and so part of our culture. It is then up to those employees who want to better themselves to find a way to oppose that culture and mentality.

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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 04.23.2014 | 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 04.23.2014 | 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 04.19.2014 | 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 04.19.2014 | 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.