A Cyber-Bullying Story With a Twist
A young man with autism receives a hurtful text, a mom steps in, and the outcome surprises everyone.READ MORE
My son is being bullied on the football team, and the coach ignores it. Should I talk to him?
- Ron J. Steingard, MD
Teenagers need authority figures who make it clear that bullying is not acceptable on their team, or in their school.READ MORE
My sister is being bullied, but says it's not that bad. Can I help without losing her trust?
- Jamie Howard, PhD
Talk to her about the specifics of what's happening at school without passing judgment on her response, and then you can give advice and practice strategies that fit the situation—whether she's upset or not.READ MORE
Parenting 2.0: Are Kids 'Lost in Cyberspace?'
- Harry Kimball
Smartphones, the Web, 'screentime.' Do kids live in a different world?READ MORE
'Bully': The R-Rated Film Kids Should See
- Alan Ravitz, MD, MS
The 'R' stands more for 'reality' than anything else, says Dr. Al Ravitz, and if we want to stop bullying we need kids to understand what is really happening and decide to change the culture.READ MORE
Parenthood and Bullying
- Beth Arky
When Max, the fifth-grader with Asperger's, is teased because of his odd mannerisms, his mom steps in to stop it. Will it work?READ MORE
One Special Needs Mom Addresses Bullying Head-on
To protect her son from bullying, one mom went to the source: She talked to her son's class, and answered their (many, and honest) questions.READ MORE
Teen Suicides: What Are the Warning Signs?
The teenagers most at risk for suicide are severely anxious or depressed, but hiding their pain, which is why we need to make it easier, and more socially acceptable, to ask for help.WATCH MORE
Cyberbullying: The Search for Solutions
- Maria Xia
Social media in the hands of an angry or impulsive child can be a dangerous weapon. A summit focuses on how we can keep kids from harming each other.READ MORE
Bringing Up Baby Without Gender
- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
By withholding the sex of their child, a Canadian couple aims to free the child from confining stereotypes. Worthy idea, but this experiment poses more risk than benefit.READ MORE