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Laura Boast

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Name: Laura Boast
Date registered: August 6, 2013

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  1. Young Volunteers Become Happy Adults — February 5, 2014
  2. Staci Schwartz: Catching Bullying By The Tale! — January 16, 2014
  3. Creativity and Self-Esteem — January 3, 2014
  4. Celebrating Some Truly Stand-Up Boys — December 17, 2013
  5. Damages: Bullying’s Long-Term Effects — November 6, 2013

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Young Volunteers Become Happy Adults

A great way to protect kids from bullying is to get involved with activities that strengthen self-esteem and self-respect. Volunteering is a great place to start. Kids feel good about themselves when they’re doing something good for others. Volunteers (and other kids with strong self-esteem) are more immune to teasing and bullying, less likely to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bullyingepidemic.com/young-volunteers-become-happy-adults/

Staci Schwartz: Catching Bullying By The Tale!

Meet Staci Schwartz: Medical Doctor (former specialist in Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), now a mother, children’s book author and illustrator. Impressed? So are we! Staci is one of our friends at BullyingEpidemic.com, because in addition to all her other skills she’s also a passionate bullying prevention advocate. BullyingEpidemic.com (BE) checked in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bullyingepidemic.com/staci-schwartz-catching-bullying-tale/

Creativity and Self-Esteem

What do creativity and self-esteem have to do with bullying prevention? A lot. Creativity and self-esteem are directly linked. They’re both essential for problem-solving. And bullying prevention is all about solving problems – from pre-school to the workplace. Targets of bullying suffer from low self-esteem more frequently than bullies themselves. If you want to inoculate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bullyingepidemic.com/creativity-self-esteem/

Celebrating Some Truly Stand-Up Boys

This time of year is about celebrating light – especially the light within each other. There is darkness out there, but we overcome it the best way we can: Together. So in the spirit of the season, we want to share some stories about young people who truly shine. We promise you – your eyes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bullyingepidemic.com/celebrating-truly-stand-boys/

Damages: Bullying’s Long-Term Effects

You’d think a bullied child or teen has enough to deal with in the present, but new research shows that bullying can impact their lives well into the future – both legally and psychologically. Kids who are bullied repeatedly more likely to become bullies themselves, AND they’re also more likely to end up becoming criminals …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bullyingepidemic.com/long-term-effects/

Hockey Violence on Thin Ice

Hockey Hall of Famers Bobby Orr and Ken Dryden are in a faceoff. They’re on opposite sides of the line on hockey violence. Orr says there’s a place for fighting in junior leagues and NHL hockey. He argues that the so-called “enforcers” who draw blood serve as a deterrent to those tempted to injure stars …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bullyingepidemic.com/hockey-violence-thin-ice/

Good Reads: Children’s Stories of Acceptance

One of my favorite childhood bedtime books was Gabrielle and Selena by Peter Desbarats. It’s the story of two girls who swap identities. Gabrielle goes to Selena’s home and Selena goes to Gabrielle’s. Their parents go along, calling Gabrielle “Selena” and vice versa. In the end, the girls realize they prefer being their true selves, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bullyingepidemic.com/stories-of-acceptance/

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