The behavior we are referring to in this incident, is social bullying. Social bullying is a form of bullying that involves teasing someone because of their appearance, spreading lies or rumors, ignoring or even rejecting someone. Social bullying is much more insidious and difficult for teachers and parents to pick up on, and all […]
Just like every school year, a new set of challenges is presented before him. With these challenges comes both stress and excitement. Do you remember your first day of class? Maybe you were like me and unable to sleep. The first day is usually fun, with everyone running on adrenaline from seeing good friends […]
Scrabble Tournament Cheating | Why Children Cheat | Tips for Parents
When the NY Times ran the story about the 13-year-old Scrabble player cheated in the National Scrabble Championship, the nation immediately asked the question, “What would cause a child to cheat?” There suggestions that parents must have added an extreme amount of pressure. Others […]
Bus Monitor Karen Klein Bullied By Kids | StressLess Bully Tips for Parents
Sixty-eight year old Karen Klein became the talk of the nation…but for the wrong reason. Klein did not become a household name because of desire to become famous, but for being the victim of harsh insults and threats from school bus children. According […]
How can parents help?
On January 14, 2010, 15-year-old Phoebe Prince walked home from school after being bullied in the hallways of “mean girls” at a Massachusetts high school. Her bullies were angry that she had begun dating one of their boyfriends. This account comes from the District Attorney that prosecuted the bullies.
“The investigation revealed […]
“No” is Not Always a Bad Thing
Children grow up needing love and understanding as well as rules and boundaries. Being told ‘no’ at the right moments can be just as important to a child as being told “I love you” every day. Kids need to feel safe and secure in their environments which only […]