Encourage your children to start positive conversations or shall I say, “positive gossip.” Instead of saying negative things behind others’ backs, they can have fun spreading positive rumors instead.
When I talk to parents, this part of my questioning often surprises them—and opens their eyes. How much do you gossip? Most people think they’re not into gossiping, but if you really take time to examine your own behavior, you may surprise yourself.
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 […]
This post may seem a little harsh, but we all must keep in mind the words that come out of our mouths.
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 […]