Friday, January 13, 2012

Is My Child Being Bullied? Action Steps for Parents

The Huffington Post, January 12, 2012

"Most adults can recall a time when they, or someone they know, were bullied. It usually was a humiliating experience that they preferred to forget. The 'school yard bully' was avoided at all costs; rarely did adults get involved. Well, the times have changed. My career has been devoted to protecting children -- but usually due to abuse or neglect at the hands of an adult. Unfortunately, children also need to be protected from other children. To set the record straight, bullying is not teasing or the occasional name calling or arguments that happen between friends. Bullying is behavior that crosses the line and, as we've recently seen in tragic cases, can drive children to commit suicide." Read More

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