Tag Archives: bullying

Social media has good and bad effects on kids

In a couple of past blogs, I ‘ve written about the negative effect of social media such as Facebook (Kids’ use of electronic media at night linked to problems and Unexpected consequences of Twitter, Facebook, and the self-esteem movement?). However, there … Continue reading

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A Toolkit For Banishing Bullies

For years I’ve been a medical consultant for HealthTeacher.com. Recently they published a very helpful article on “Banishing Bullies.” I hope that readers who are parents, teachers, coaches, pastors, and others who love and care for children will find this … Continue reading

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Rules for Preventing Bullying

For years I’ve been a medical consultant for HealthTeacher.com. Recently they published a very helpful article on “Banishing Bullies.” I thought that this section of the article, on “Rules for Preventing Bullying” was particularly helpful. I hope that readers who … Continue reading

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Young teens underestimate bullying … wonder “Is it just me?”

How to help your child cope with a bully New research is suggesting that adolescents underestimate the degree to which their peers are bullied. The online study of 1,454 adolescents ages 12-17, conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los … Continue reading

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Obese kids more apt to be bullied, study confirms

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I address the research showing that overweight or obese children are “50% to 100% more likely to bully or be bullied.” Being overweight or obese doesn’t … Continue reading

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How to help your child cope with a bully

CNN has a nice report this week on helping your kids prepare for a battle. The adversary? Preteen and teenage bullies. My Take?

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The Truth about Bullying and How to Protect Your Child

In my book, God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Child, I spent the better part of one chapter advising parents on protecting children from bullying. Here’s an excerpt from the chapter.

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