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Cyberbullying: Technology as a Weapon of Teen Abuse

Teens use technology as a way of stalking, abusing, and blackmailing others. In most relationships, Instant Messaging, texting, and social networking places such as My Space are convenient ways to communicate. But in a growing number of teen relationships, technology is being used as a potent weapon against one another. For example, if either the […]

By |November 5th, 2008|Blog, Cyber Bullying, Teens|0 Comments

Quick Tips to Teach Social Skills to Shy Students

First, we teach the importance of Eye Contact as that communicates confidence, and makes the student less of a target for bullies.
Second, we walk thru the process of approaching someone with eye contact and a firm handshake.
Third, we discuss how we are not trying to make extroverts out of introverts, but need to give […]

By |August 1st, 2008|Blog, Family, Parenting, Social Skills, Teens|0 Comments

Are You Up For An Adventure???

10 year-old Ryan climbed into his harness, asking the entire time what would happen if he fell. You see, Ryan was about to climb the 40-foot rock wall aptly named Goliath. This feat was definitely not for the faint of heart, but even more intimidating for Ryan as he was challenged with high anxiety. Once […]

By |August 22nd, 2007|Anxiety, Blog, Social Skills Group Curriculum|0 Comments

Positive Conflict Resolution for Families

“Sorry! Sorry! Sorry,” is what students/siblings receive over and over again, and then the perpetrator receives a time out, grounding, loses privileges or in the school, detention, work detail, time out or suspension. The perpetrator then becomes resentful toward the person and attempts to be more covert in hurting or provoking the victim the next […]

By |August 21st, 2007|Blog, Family, Jim West, Parenting, Resolve Conflict|0 Comments

Positive Conflict Resolution for Children, Adolescents and Families with Less Yelling?

“Sorry! Sorry! Sorry,” is what students/siblings receive over and over again, and then the perpetrator receives a time out, grounding, loses privileges or in the school, detention, work detail, time out or suspension. The perpetrator then becomes resentful toward the person and attempts to be more covert in hurting or provoking the victim the next […]

Combat Bullying by Building Positive Peer Pressure

Seung-Hui Cho was bullied by fellow high school students who mocked his shyness and the strange way he talked, according to classmates. He probably heard “Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!” over and over again. “Sorry” a word forced under pressure in schools across the country. “Sorry” is what students like Cho receive over and over again, and […]

By |July 27th, 2007|Blog, Children, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments