How to Talk with Educator’s at Your Child’s School About Bullying (adapted from www.stopbullying.gov and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program) Bullying among children is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Parents are often reluctant to report to educators that their child is being bullied. Why? Parents may Read More

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What Is Bullying? (adapted from www.stopbullying.gov and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program) Bullying among children is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. A child who is being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself. Usually, bullying is repeated over time. Bullying can take many forms, Read More

“You’re playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.” -Marianne Williamson   Parent, does your child sometimes not listen? Does he or she act out? Does he refuse to do homework or even go Read More

Shyness experts vary in their views about whether childhood shyness leads to mental health problems later. However, the practical and emotional problems caused by shyness are apparent. As a practical matter, shy children obtain less practice of social skills and develop fewer friends. They tend to avoid activities, such as sports, drama, and debate that Read More