As we find ourselves immersed in the holiday season, a very interesting set of issues arise for parents of teenagers. Teenagers are in a very strange phase of life transition. No longer wide-eyed children who revel in the fun of the season, they may not look forward to the holidays with joyous expectation. They are also […]
Sometimes our students need to hear a voice from their peers, especially when they are struggling as victims of violence or bullying. It is helpful (and just good) to know that someone has been through the ordeal and lived past being bullied by peers.
In recent posts, we have been discussing how violence is connected to heavy doses of shame. We surfaced that having healthy respect for yourself and for those you influence is one way to reduce shame. Another antidote to shame is healthy self-esteem.