As we consider the topic of violence, it is important that we understand the role of anger as it relates to aggressive or violent acts.
Have You Noticed Trends of Violence?
As I have attempted to surface some current research and strategies to deal with anger, I do hope the past few weeks of posts have been helpful. But what happens when anger turns uglier? Today’s post begins looking at violence, specifically, how to prevent it.
Bullycide: When Bullying Causes Suicide
We have been discussing the impact of bullying on adolescents. Bullying can leave devastating social and psychological consequences on a teenager that can be life-dominating. Derogatory labels placed on our teenagers can leave them with emotional scars that may change the course of their lives. Guilt, shame, embarrassment, humiliation and depression are all part of the affects […]
Cyberbullying: 24/7 Harassment
Research is diverse, but conservative estimates suggest that at least 10 percent of teenagers between 7th and 9th grades experience some form of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying: literally, the act that’s difficult to follow
Innocent Bystander? Bullying as Peer Pressure
Recently I wrote about the normal ages and stages of adolescent development. If you read those posts, you may remember that as teenagers mature, their loyalty moves from their parents to their peers, with peer relationships becoming increasingly more important. Though acceptance from peer groups becomes principal in your teen’s life, the association can lead to undesirable […]
How to Tell If Your Child Is a Bully
Much information is available on how to recognize signs that your teenager is being bullied. But, suppose you think your teenager may be someone who bullies others? That question can be a hard one to ponder for parents or caregivers. Worse, however, is the potential harm and tragic lasting consequences of bullying behavior to those who are bullied.
Common Forms of School Bullying
All of us who have had kids in school recognize that from the moment our students get on the bus it is possible that bullying can begin. I distinctly remember when our first son was in kindergarten. He experienced anxiety waiting for the bus because older kids were threatening him. I remember painful conversations, our own […]
Bullying Among Teenagers: Why Does It Occur?
National Bullying Prevention Month Tragically, the headline read Deadly Bullying on cover of the October 18, 2010 issue of People. The issue relates stories of three teens: an 18-year-old male, and two 13-year-old males who had committed suicide within the last 30 days. The magazine then cites story after story of teenagers who are experiencing bullying for reasons of […]
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