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Should We Really Bully a Bully?

Gabriella van Rij | Posted 04.17.2014 | Education
Gabriella van Rij

You cannot fix bullying with counter-bullying and humiliation. We are not an 'eye for an eye' society. Have we not learned more from all the hatred and the wars than to become a nation like that?

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.

Defeating the Workplace Bully

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), a national survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute indicated that 35 percent of American...

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.

Heal This Way and Coming Around: Words for LGBT Youth and Their Parents

Janet Mason | Posted 03.03.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

While the advice that Coming Around offers may just sound like commonsense -- the fact is that this information is not common knowledge in the dominant culture.

10 Strategies for Stopping Cyberbullying

Signe Whitson | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

A generation ago, young people who were bullied in school could count on hours spent at home as a respite from ridicule. Today, kids are ever-connected through texting, instant messaging and social media sites; sadly, there is little rest for the bully-weary.

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.

If Chris Christie Isn't A Bully, What Is He Doing In This Video?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) addressed claims that he is "a bully" during a Thursday press conference relating to allegations that several of hi...

I Will Not Fix Everything in 2014

Jacki Donaldson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jacki Donaldson

What I need more than anything in 2014 is calm; I need to get off the scale, relax, find balance, eat for health, and parent my children from a place of grace. There is more, but I will not fix everything in 2014; I shall save the rest for another year.

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...

What the NFL Can Learn From Four Decades of Research on Childhood Bullying

Diana Divecha Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2014 | Sports
Diana Divecha Ph.D.

The way a person manages and expresses feelings can make or break their mental health, as well as the effectiveness of an entire team. Here's what studies have taught us.

Jonathan Martin and the NFL's Locker Room Culture: Bullying vs. Individual Responsibility

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.31.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Perhaps the scandal will lead to a revision of locker room culture and coaching methods so that allowing a diversity of personalities can be more widely shown to achieve the same winning results as worship of the fanatically macho myth.

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.

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.

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.

The Ballad of the Bully and the Nimble Parent

Jeff Bogle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

She looked up at me, eyes puffy, the color of pink Valentine sweeties, and said, matter-of-factly, "I hate school." What I did in response surprised me, and, I think, both of my girls too.

An Open Letter to Cyberbullies

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

You, the faceless one, who hides behind empty words. You, the unhappy one, spreading your misery through harassment and humiliation. You, the angry one, trying to feel powerful by intimidating others with your hate. I refuse to let you hurt me.

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.

5 Things Adults Need to Know About Cyberbullying

Signe Whitson | Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Before the advent of social media networks, cell phones and unlimited text plans, young people who were bullied in school could count on hours spent at home as a respite from ridicule. Today, kids are connected to each other 24/7/365.

Miss America Nina Davuluri Speaks About Need for Diversity at Anti-Bullying Symposium

Darryl Roberts | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Darryl Roberts

The most impressive thing to me about this 20 city anti-bullying symposium is that it came to fruition as a result of a 17-year-old girl speaking up and a multi-billion-dollar company listening.

12 Dos and Don'ts for Stopping Bullying

Signe Whitson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Bullying is a phenomena that has existed in the shadows for too long; its exposure to the light of day is the critical first step in stopping it.

What Does Assertiveness Have to Do with Stopping Bullying?

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Unlike the aggression that underlies bullying, assertive behavior does not depreciate or cause harm. Rather, assertiveness is a healthy way of defining personal boundaries.