Parenting Advice

Columbine and the Anti-Bullying Movement: 20 Years Later

Reflecting on the Columbine MassacreToday, America reflects on the events of April 20th, 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.  It was a tragic day that changed how we view school safety and made us hug our kids a bit tighter, each day.  After the...

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The Momo Challenge: Suicide Game or Viral Hoax

What is Momo? A scary face (known as Momo) is making another viral round on the internet, frightening parents and children.  According to reports, the image suddenly appears on apps and websites such as YouTube, WhatsApp, Fortnight and Peppa Pig. It allegedly...

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The Toxic Word “Bullying”

Bullying prevention specialists sit down to discuss the negative impacts of the word "bullying".  Learn why this one word can derail progress when it comes to helping targets of social aggression.Today, the words "bully" and "bullying" are legal words, as there are...

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I Hope That My Brother Bullies Me

A Student's Positive Perspective on Bullying"I hope that my brother is mean to me".  A seventh grade boy (whom I'll call Dylan) shared this with me following a recent school assembly.  As a youth motivational speaker, my goal was to give students a different outlook...

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Parenting Tips from Grandma Jo

My Grandma Jo has quickly become a memorable figure from my live school assembly. She loves, she dishes wisdom, and (most of all) Grandma don't play!  In this special interview Grandma talks about what it was like to watch her grandson face bullying at school. Her...

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What Do I Do If My Kid is a Bully?

Dealing with bullying is never fun.  While most parents fear that their kid will be the victim of bullying, some find out that their child's negative behavior has found them labeled as the school "bully".  If you get this news, as a parent, you may find yourself...

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How Do I Make My Kids Behave in Public

I was recently traumatized while out to eat with some friends as I watched a small child torment her parents.  In minutes, I watched a child who was not getting her way turn a small fit into a full-on a chase around the entire restaurant, including a parent in hot...

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