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Yes, We Are Talking About It More! That's the Good News about Bullying

Signe Whitson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

The media's recent focus on bullying has given untold numbers of victims -- past and present -- a voice to share their experiences, now that they finally realize that they are not alone.

What Parents Can Do When Bullying is Downplayed at School

Signe Whitson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

No family should find themselves all alone when navigating the dangerous and destructive waters of bullying in school.

Girl Bully Meets Passive-Aggressive Mom: Game On!

Signe Whitson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Believe me, I don't need you to tell me that my actions in the following situation were wrong. I know it. I chose it. That's right -- like most passive-aggressive people, I was aware of what I was doing and yes, I took a little pleasure in it.

What to Do When Your Daughter's Friend Is a Bully

Signe Whitson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

When kids understand what a healthy friendship should look and feel like, they are best equipped to extricate themselves from friendships that are toxic and damaging.

What to Do When Your Daughter Is the Mean Girl

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.17.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

It's one thing to work with other people's children and to role play for possible scenarios they may encounter. It's a much more nerve-racking ballgame to have the day come when your own child is smack dab in the middle of mean girl behavior.

Sticks and Stones: A Little Girl's First Experience with Bullying

Signe Whitson | Posted 11.19.2011 | Parents
Signe Whitson

My daughter had her first heartbreak at the tender age of four. The good news is that children are resilient and can move on.