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Dealing With Bullies

Bullies, Thieves and Boundaries: A Letter To My Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

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

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 Best Defense Against Bullying

Pam Allyn | Posted 12.11.2012 | Parents
Pam Allyn

Childhood can be a profoundly lonely experience. Whether it's walking to school wishing for a friend, or sitting by oneself on the bus or dreading the endless minutes in the cafeteria, our children need fortification.

The Good, the Bad and the Overbearing

Rob Taub | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Taub

I have always attracted bullies and overbearing people, maybe because I've never been afraid to do battle with them. I ride buses in New York City on a daily basis, and it seems to be a setting that attracts overbearing people, perhaps because everyone is trapped with them.

Bullies: Who Has the Power?

Pamela Sage Dodson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Pamela Sage Dodson

Only when the vast majority of us acknowledge bullies in all their forms for what they are -- only when enough of us take a stance against them, will things change.

Schools That Stonewall: What to Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied and the School Is Unresponsive

Jodee Blanco | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education
Jodee Blanco

I know first-hand the anguish for both parents and administrators when there's a child in crisis. If you reach an impasse with the school or find you are being stonewalled, here are some specific steps to inspire action.

Why Bullying Isn't All Bad

Amy Hatch | Posted 08.31.2011 | Parents

By Amy Hatch When my daughter started a full-day pre-kindergarten program, it never occurred to me that she would be bullied, but that's exactly wh...

Bullies: A Dad's Dilemma

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana H. Glazer

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.

Verbal First Aid: Healing the Scars of Bullying

Judith Simon Prager, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Simon Prager, PhD

In this short article I'll offer six strategies to help the bullied child begin to recover from its scars. Vicious words cause much of the devastating harm of bullying, but words can also heal.