Monday, October 1, 2012

Divorce Children And Bullying

The Huffington Post, September 28, 2012

"I had the privilege recently of attending an anti-bullying conference sponsored by the U.S. Attorney's office. I came away from the conference a true believer in the close relationship between bullying and the childhood difficulties caused by parental separation.
The first person I met at the conference was an assistant District Attorney from a nearby California county. Her work involves juveniles in the criminal justice system and she drew a direct link between bullying and high conflict families. She observes a larger number of juvenile offenders playing out inter-parental conflict by displacing their aggression and directing it at other youngsters. Parents who act with intimidation and perpetuate physical or psychological harm are teaching their children to use those tactics to solve problems. It's an, "if it's okay at home, it's okay at school" mentality." Read More

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