5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Bullying

When 9-year-old Jamel Myles killed himself in August after his mom says he was bullied, his death made national headlines. While the outcome of his tragic case is uncommon, the bullying he endured is not. In fact, the nonprofit organization National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment says someone bullies a child every seven minutes. […]

How Parents Can Handle Bullying in a Digital World

Pop culture portrays bullying as a dichotomy between bullies and victims, hashed out on school grounds and settled with an after-school special convenience (think “Glee,” “Mean Girls,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”). In real-life high schools, instances of bullying aren’t as clear-cut as they appear on screen. For today’s youth, bullying behavior isn’t confined to schoolyards […]

Help Your Kids Navigate Cliques

Part of growing up is learning to navigate cliques.   Parents may be desperate to help their child learn the social skills to do so, but it’s often hard to know where to start. Carrie Goldman, speaker and award-winning author of “Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle […]

Make It Better Back-to-School Guide

Give your child the most successful back-to-school launch with our best advice, ideas and tips. And help keep your school strong with our “Help Your School Toolkit.” PRESCHOOL SKILL BUILDING 25 Best Apps and Websites for Summer Skill Building Even though this is a summer list, these apps will keep your little ones learning all […]

Quick and Easy: Combatting Bullying

Children with mood disorders are often the targets of bullying and cyberbullying.   Students who are being bullied, either physically or over the Internet, are at a higher risk for suicide. It affects not only the child being bullied, but their families as well. On Thursday April 19th, The Balanced Mind Foundation will be hosting […]

When Your Child’s Bully is an Adult

Your child says his teacher is bullying him. What should you do? Ask him to walk you through what happened and make sure he is not misinterpreting the situation, says Dr. Elizabeth Englander, author of “Understanding Violence.” Many parents think asking their child questions, rather than instantly agreeing with them, is a rejection. But it’s […]

Bullying Happens Here

After thousands of visits to schools during the past 15 years, I’ve become acutely aware of bullying, and it’s powerfully negative impact upon kids, families and schools.   Out of this awareness, I’m on a passionate mission to inform, empower and provide the tools to prevent bullying. When talking with people about bullying and how […]