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  1. Judy Arnall
    Clever Comebacks for Bullying Behaviour by Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE, DTM As we are heading into back to school from Spring break season, children may encounter bullying situations. Often, children are at a loss of what words to use. Here is a quick guide of come-backs. Use them to write some...
  2. Ask the Experts
    “be respectful to me” “refrain from going behind my back while at camp- about procedures, tasks etc. I don’t want it to appear we have issues while at camp.” "do not continue to drag people into this by double checking what I say" “You spent more words on telling me you were working rather...
  3. Toddler & Child
    A recently published study has found that being bullied doesn't just affect emotional development, but can also affect your child's health and brain development adversely as well. We know bullying is painful--most often thought to be on the heart. Still, researchers continue to look at the...
  4. Toddler & Child
    A new video posted by a dad who was 'shaming' his daughter for bullying on the bus has posed the question to many parents--is 'public shaming your child' acceptable, even in the name of preventing them from bullying others? Maybe you've seen it--the now-viral video dad Matt Cox posted to show...
  5. Toddler & Child
    Do you know how many kids a year are bullied? Or, what to do if your child is one of them? The statistics about childhood bullying are heartbreaking, and here's what you need to know to help battle the problem. According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, bullying is defined as an...
  6. Baby
    A new study shows that being rude - particularly in the workplace - sends ripples of disrespect through our daily interactions... all the way home to our parenting. First, think about the last time someone did something nice for you. Maybe they held the door open for you, or offered to carry...
  7. Toddler & Child
    Many of us who practice attachment parenting aren't concerned about our kids becoming bullies. The whole point of this parenting style is to instill within our children the values of empathy, compassion, and respect for others. But sometimes we may wonder if that soft heart we're cultivating may...
  8. Toddler & Child
    A little boy bullied for his choice of a colorful cat lunch box has found internet support as his cousin stood up for him, telling the world there is 'no one way to be a man.' In Gaston, South Carolina, fourth-grader Ryker Fowler took a fun and colorful lunchbox to school. He loves cats, and...
  9. Toddler & Child
    When we talk about bullying, it automatically brings to mind harassment and aggression at school. New research shows that sibling bullying is just as harmful. No siblings get along one hundred percent of the time, and most sibling spats are just that: dust ups that pass quickly, don't cause any...
  10. Family Life
    An old tale with a new twist is causing quite the stir as food-allergy sufferers (and their parents) are boycotting Sony Pictures's new film, Peter Rabbit. We don't watch much television in our house, and when we do, it's usually something streamed. I am not a huge fan of commercials as my poor...
  11. Other
    You've no doubt seen the video of young Keaton Jones crying about how he's been viciously bullied, and perhaps you've seen the conflicting backlash as his mother's alleged racism may be the fuel behind Keaton's fire. As we update this story, we have to ask, "Do Two Wrongs Make It Right?" Keaton...
  12. Toddler & Child
    How can we ensure that our children do not become bullies? Last week, my husband and my son went to a gathering I didn't attend. It was familiar people, and the boys hadn't seen each other in a while and were happy to be playing. That night, as I tucked him in, he told me that he and one other...
  13. Family Life
    You've no doubt seen it - the heartbreaking video of a little boy from Knoxville, Tennessee, crying to his mother about how he'd been bullied. The boy has hit the hearts of people everywhere, and a flood of support is encouraging people to #standwithKeaton Kimberly Jones picked her son, Keaton...
  14. Toddler & Child
    Childhood bullying is an epidemic. Our children face bullying of proportions most likely never seen before as we live in an age of technology and cyberbullying to accompany real-life torture. You'd hope that your child's school would be a safe place, but...what if it isn't? What if the school...
  15. Preteens and Teens
    My 13 year old daughter has been bullying another girl in her class for awhile apparently. The other child finally snapped and beat up my daughter during lunch at school. I'm furious because my child is physically hurt. She came home with a black eye among other bruises. But I'm also upset that...
  16. Toddler & Child
    Many kids are subject to bullying behavior - at their schools, in their daycare centers, at summer camps. As many zero-tolerance anti-bullying policies have been enacted in children's environments, there continue to be challenges. I was bullied as a child. It went beyond the...
  17. Toddler & Child
    Today's kids are facing more bullying (including cyber bullying) than ever before. So what can we do to ensure they are as safe and adjusted as they deserve to be? Experts today claim that bullying is at an all-time high, and they hold the interconnectivity of social media and the internet...
  18. Opinion
    Back-to-school can also mean back-to-school jitters for many children. It's not unusual to hear, "But I don't want to go to school!" at this time of year. Here are some ways to help make the transition back into 'school' a smooth one. It's almost like a rite of passage...enjoying all the fun of...
  19. Family Life
    It's not just children who have anxiety before going back to school. A recent poll found that parents also worry about their children's return to school, with fears of bullying and cyber bullying topping their concerns. It's normal for children to have first-day jitters when it comes to going...
  20. Toddler & Child
    Studies show that children, particularly obese children, are more likely to experience bullying from those who they consider a friend. You're probably familiar with the term "frenemies" - a term that indicates someone who is a friend and an enemy at the same time. And you might remember the...
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