Glee Wakes Us Up on Bullying…and Teen Life

I was away this week when Glee’s “Never Been Kissed” episode first aired. Being a huge Bon Jovi fan, my 13 year old daughter couldn’t wait for me to get home so she could watch the episode again with me. “You’re going to love it!”, she told me. “But, there are some surprises in the I should warn you.” So, we plopped on the couch and got into our watching positions. I had heard mixed … [Read more...]

Kids and Psoriasis: A frequent target for bullies, says new survey

Today is World Psoriasis Day. You may not think you know someone with psoriasis but you likely do. They are the many adults and kids with those plaque like rashes. Not only is the condition tough to treat, but, sadly, these people are subject to a huge amount of bullying, especially kids. The National Psoriasis Foundation sent me the following press release that highlights the results of their … [Read more...]

Listening to Victims of Bullying and Following the New Law

*You likely heard that Massachusetts is finally considering an anti-bullying law. It’s about time! My kids have both been bullied over the years…have yours? It is one of the most challenging situations to handle in all of parenting and the dramatic increase in technology among today’s kids and teens and made bullying via technology a contributing factor. 25% of kids being bullied is too many … [Read more...]

Show 18 Preview: Bullies In Your Back Yard 2 – Sensible Solutions with Dr. Joel Haber

Show 18: Bullies In Your Back Yard 2 Bullies are a huge problem for our kids today, on and offline. This week we continue our conversation by focusing on solutions that help our kids once we know our kids are being bullied. This week, we are joined by "the bully coach", Dr. Joel Haber, who will offer practical suggestions for talking to our kids, working with the schools and sorting out when to … [Read more...]