Does Back to School Mean Back to Bullying?

The long, lazy days of summer have come to an end and given way to the frenzy of back to school and all the activities that go along with it. While many teens look forward to going back to school and seeing their friends, it can also be a harrowing and stressful time for other… Continue reading Does Back to School Mean Back to Bullying?

Is Your Teen Being Bullied? 15 Signs to Look For, and What to Do as a Parent

As your teen develops socially, they’ll most likely find new things to interest them and form new friendships in the process. The duration of teen friendships can seem somewhat erratic, much like teenage emotions and behaviors themselves. Interaction among teens will almost always include some form of jesting, teasing, or playfulness, as teens form their… Continue reading Is Your Teen Being Bullied? 15 Signs to Look For, and What to Do as a Parent

Name Calling: When to Get Involved as a Parent

From January 18-22, students across the nation were encouraged at school to treat one another with respect, and address each other with only kind words in honor of No Name Calling Week. This is currently one of the largest anti-bullying initiatives moving among the youth in America.   This beautiful movement is gaining popularity, and… Continue reading Name Calling: When to Get Involved as a Parent

Let’s Stomp Out Bullying

The message of this year’s National Bullying Prevention Month awareness campaign is ‘No Matter’ as in, no matter who you are, what you look like, or what makes you different from me, we are all people and no one deserves to be bullied. No matter who you are it is likely that you have had… Continue reading Let’s Stomp Out Bullying

Dating Violence: The Things Parents Should Look For

Unfortunately, dating violence is all too prevalent amongst today’s teens. The signs of it occurring may not be easily observable, and your teen may even try to hide that it’s happening to them.  So, as a parent, it is imperative to know the warning signs of dating violence and the things to be on the… Continue reading Dating Violence: The Things Parents Should Look For

The ABCs of Children’s Mental Health

May is Children’s Mental Health Month which is a great time to talk about where parents can find more information about the mental health conditions their adolescents may be struggling with. While there is no substitute for the expertise and information provided by a qualified mental health practitioner, this version of the ABCs can help… Continue reading The ABCs of Children’s Mental Health

7 Signs Your Teen May Be Having Suicidal Thoughts

When it comes to teen suicide, there is no such thing as being too cautious, too concerned, or too vigilant.   According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than 2 million adolescents in the U.S. attempt suicide each year and 2,000 succeed.  With an estimated 2.6% of students exhibiting suicidal behavior that required… Continue reading 7 Signs Your Teen May Be Having Suicidal Thoughts

What Your Teen isn’t Telling You about Bullying

Bullying happens everyday. But, what many parents don’t realize is that most of it is never reported to an adult.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, only one third of bullying incidents are reported to adults.  This often means that parents are unaware of the torment, humiliation, and abuse their children are suffering at… Continue reading What Your Teen isn’t Telling You about Bullying

Bringing an End to Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and the message of this year’s awareness campaign is “The End of Bullying Begins with Me.”  This is a message that should resonate with everyone including parents, coaches, teachers, and teens.   Most of us have had to deal with a bully at some point in our lives and therefore,… Continue reading Bringing an End to Bullying

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