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Bystander Intervention Stops Bullying In Its Tracks, Part 1

We have all played all three roles in the bullying “system” – bully, target, and most frequently, bystander. While attention is focused on the bullies and targets, the bystander is often overlooked. That’s unfortunate, because the single most effective tool for stopping a bullying attack is intervention by bystanders. You might think that the bystanders …

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What Is Healthy Self-Esteem In Kids, And Why Is It Important?

Adults have spent much of the past 20 years in a misguided attempt to prop up kids’ self-esteem with over-inflated praise and under-inflated expectations. Self-esteem can only be increased by building confidence and competence, which come from having many real-life opportunities to build skills, struggle to improve, and fail and try again, with the encouraging …

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How Can Parents Put a Stop to a School Hate Club?

We recently received a query through Twitter asking Lorna’s advice about a “hate club”: “What is the best way to approach a situation where a boy starts a hate club against one girl and class joins – teacher’s aware.” That’s a tough issue for any parent to deal with, especially when the teacher is aware …

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Self-Respect: What Is It? (Infographic)

What underlies bullying? The lack of respect for self and others. How do we keep kids grounded in respect? First we need to know what respect for self looks like. When we respect ourselves, it’s much easier to respect others. Kids grounded in respect won’t bully others to get or maintain friendships and won’t stand …

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Changes In Behavior Can Indicate That Your Child Is Being Bullied

Well-meaning, experienced adults can be standing right in the midst of bullying and be clueless. By the time we do see it, it’s often very late and a lot of damage has already been done. How can we identify – and assist – a child who’s a target of bullying? If we’re lucky, other adults …

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Bullying Prevention: Start The School Year Off Right! Tip #20

Encourage children to accept life's imperfections

The new school year is an opportunity for parents and teachers to put fresh emphasis on bullying prevention by supporting the development of healthy social groups and friendships. Here are some daily tips for getting the school year off to a good start. These “press the reset button” ground rules also work well at the …

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Bullying Prevention: Start The School Year Off Right! Tip #19

Teach children about care and empathy

The new school year is an opportunity for parents and teachers to put fresh emphasis on bullying prevention by supporting the development of healthy social groups and friendships. Here are some daily tips for getting the school year off to a good start. These “press the reset button” ground rules also work well at the …

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