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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
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
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
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
The qualities of great leadership are inside each one of us! When I think about leadership, and those people who I believe to be high qualities leaders, the word ‘purpose’ comes to mind. A leader is someone who others choose to follow. That is the simplest definition that I can think of, at least. Now,
In this time of social-distancing, social media is proving to be a critical tool to keep us connected to friends and family. Zoom, Facetime, and running the batteries out on my AirPods while talking on the phone have become regular staples of my day. Seeing posts and messages from friends and family on Facebook, Twitter,
The ultimate helpline. The Stand 4 Kind app gives schools, students, and parents
easy access to various tools and resources to ensure a safe and positive environment for all.