Just About Everyone Has a Bullying Story. So Do I! Mine happened when I was eleven years old. Every day after school, children of all ages played on my block on Long Island, New York. The house we grew up in was close to the next house and it was up to me to make […]
Copyright: iakovenko/123RF Stock Photo This post may seem a little harsh, but we all must keep in mind the words that come out of our mouths. There are plenty of “threats” parents use without even thinking about it, because they obviously don’t mean what they’ve said. When most parents say, “I’m gonna kill you!” of […]
Copyright: ryujikawano/ 123RF Stock Photo We are all involved in the bullying problem to some degree We rarely think about ourselves as having anything to do with bullying, especially as adults. We think it happens to someone else. But the reality is that we are all involved in the bullying problem to some degree, some of […]
True victory is achieved when the child feels friend-eligible and confident enough to know that no matter what a bully says, the child is still okay.
Sometimes you can’t wait for the child to come around to talk about their bullying situation. If you already have evidence that something’s seriously wrong (the child is coming home with torn clothes, or continually fakes illnesses, or you’ve seen threatening e-mails, for example), you’ll have to take a more forward approach. “I see a […]
Bullying Statistics: 85% Do Nothing Statistics on bullying show that, on any given day in a classroom, bullies and targets usually constitute 15 percent of the population. That means that the other 85 percent of the children serve as observers in the bully dynamic. Interestingly enough, these observers may be the most powerful actors in […]