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Bullying Prevention and Recovery

November 22, 20130 Comments

Bullying is one of the hottest topics among parents and teens alike. How do you prevent it? How do you help a teen who has already experienced it? These tips can help. Preventing and recovering from bullying — what works and what doesn’t For the past several days I’ve taken a deep dive into the […]

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How Cruel is Your Teen?

November 1, 20130 Comments

Headlines of teen bullying are still hitting the media right and left. Parents have a right to be concerned. Not all teens are going to get bullied, though. Some will be bullies. Which is your teen? How to parent cruel teens Following the tragic suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, Florida sheriff Grady Judd wrapped up […]

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Even Bullies Have Parents

August 14, 20130 Comments

Bullying cases seem to hit the media almost daily. In every single one, though, it’s rare to see parents even mentioned. This fact hasn’t gone unnoticed by Columnist Joanna Weiss. In bullying cases, where are the parents? Where were the parents? That’s what crossed my mind when I read about the lawsuit against Concord-Carlisle High […]

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Gay Teens and College – A Shaky Connection

August 5, 20130 Comments

Many parents of gay teens struggle for a variety of reasons. Even those who are supportive of their teens’ decisions can have a rough time. The outlook for the future may not be all rosy, either. Gay teens less likely to go to college?: Costs of coming out For whatever reason, gays are often stereotyped […]

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Anti-Bullying Remains at Forefront of Many Minds

July 22, 20130 Comments

As a new school year dawns on the minds of many, there are lots of concerns. Anti-bullying, though, seems to remain at the top of many lists, including that of the recently named 23-year-old Miss Arkansas. New Miss Arkansas to promote anti-bullying message Newly crowned Miss Arkansas Amy Crain said Sunday that she will spend […]

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New Bullying Survey Reveals Important Role of Adults

June 28, 20130 Comments

Adults are concerned about teen bullying. Incidents have hit the headlines again and again in the past several months, and more people are realizing the real damage bullying can do. One new survey reveals just how important adults can be in keeping bullies at bay. What Minnesota teen survey shows about bullying When it comes […]

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Preventing Bullying Through Sports

May 6, 20130 Comments

School sports have a number of positive effects on a teen’s life, but a recent study suggests yet another one – they can prevent teens from becoming the victims of bullies. As odd as it may seem, joining the swim team could make certain your teen isn’t involved in a bullying incident this year. School […]

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The Consequences of Legislating Bullying

May 3, 20130 Comments

Bullying is, unquestionably, a serious problem for teens and adults alike. The results can be devastating. Because of the growing concern surrounding bullying, many states are enacting legislation that hoped to put an end to the practice. Instead, it’s landing teens and younger kids in the courtroom. Under strict bullying law, kid who called classmate […]

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New Bullying Legislation Holds Teachers Accountable

March 29, 20130 Comments

Bullying is a serious problem, but who is really at fault? A new bill working through the Wisconsin legislature suggests teachers may not be at fault, but should be held accountable for this behavior. Bullying bill would create fines for teachers Teachers and other school district employees would face $200 fines if they fail to […]

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Bullying Leads to Lawsuit

March 18, 20130 Comments

Few can argue that bullying is one of the most serious topics today. A problem that can lead to greater issues, including suicide, bullying must be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Despite that fact, though, many school districts still don’t make the effort to deal with the problem, and one victim is holding them accountable. […]

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