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The Jaw-Dropping Way This Preschooler Stood Up To A Bully

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

My son charmed most of the kids except for one boy who was playing by himself. This kid's dad was standing behind him and completely absorbed with texting. Not being one to ever give up on making new friends, my son tried to play with the shy boy. But he got dad blocked.

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...

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 Friendship Strategies For Your Child This School Year

Signe Whitson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Just as you would offer individualized instruction and run though extra practice problems with a child who lagged behind in math, commit to spending extra time offering a socially-awkward child extra practice with friendship-building skills.

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

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.15.2014 | 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...

Is Your Child Old Enough To Text And Post Online?

Signe Whitson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

In this world of instant messaging and constant contact, you may be tempted to say whatever comes to your mind in a given moment. Don't do it!

Bully in the School Yard

Jim Moore | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Jim Moore

When a kid, or a nation, or a community of nations, is terrorized by a bully who acts with unconcealed confidence that no one will challenge him or intervene on behalf of his victims, it is up to each kid, each nation, each community of nations, to stop being afraid and act quickly, powerfully, and decisively.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

4 Tips to Bully-Proof Your Child

Brian Horn | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Brian Horn

The issue regarding bullying in schools has grabbed a lot of attention lately. Given that 28% of middle school students experience some manner of bull...

Why You Should Think Twice Before Using The Word 'Bully'

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I think the word bullying is overused in general -- with both adults and minors. We see the word being used inappropriately or out of context in many cases today... I think society has co-opted this term, which is sad, because it is actually weakening it and people are not taking it serious as they should.

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.

Three Strategies for Building Classroom Culture and Stopping Bullying in Schools

Signe Whitson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Education
Signe Whitson

The teachers who are most effective in stopping bullying are the ones who work purposefully and systematically to create classroom cultures in which kindness is valued over coolness.

Should We Really Bully a Bully?

Gabriella van Rij | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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 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.

Defeating the Workplace Bully

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.01.2014 | 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 05.03.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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.