Kindness Culture

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The importance of community

Last week we talked about how important community is on the prevention of negative peer pressure. We explored the idea that the friends and parents of a young person play a significant role in determining many of the negative behaviors that might be present in their lives. For example, we know that young people are

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Coping Skills

Prevent negative peer pressure!

Young people are told all about the perils of peer pressure. Warnings abound regarding the nebulous yet omnipresent threat. And while I was told all about the importance of resisting the influences of my peers which were negative, I was not prepared for how inescapable the pull of that gravity would be. Peer pressure is

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Bullying Prevention

Why do young people bully?

One of the most common questions we hear while teaching about bullying is why do young people bully? Every parent and teacher would like to understand how a child is capable of bullying others. Even the term “bully” and “victim” are labels that we use to attempt to stick the guilty party in the corner

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Compassion = Empathy + Action

Empathy is a buzz word used in health care, business, education, the state of our political discourse, and every other place you find people trying to create better. Anti-bullying initiatives are built around it. Books are written on it. Former President Barack Obama repeatedly incorporated the idea of Empathy into his speeches. And while empathy

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Vaping 101

The world is different for young people, that much seems to be clear. On average, that also seems to be a good thing! Child mortality has dropped by 78.5% since 1960, vehicular deaths have decreased by 35.6% since 1979, and cancer survivability for leukemia—a common cancer in children—has increased from around 10% in 1960 to

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Alcohol prevention tips for parents

  How do we talk to our kids about alcohol? How do we talk to our kids about alcohol in a way that prevents them from using it? As a parent, having those “tough conversations,” with your teen can be difficult. You know they probably don’t want to talk to you about drinking. And they

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