From Bystander to Take-A-Stander

This is an article I did in the Imagine Magazine. Here is the link to the full digital magazine with other amazing articles in it. From Bystander to Take-A-Stander Bullying in America is on the rise, and social media has made it more accessible and anonymous. According to statistics from market research provider Mintel, 47 percent of girls between the ages of 12 and 17 have been bullied. It’s become painfully clear that this situation issue isn’t going to get better without a concerted effort, and many students, teachers and parents are ready...

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Is Your Teen Being Bullied? Find A Mentor.

Bullying, this seems to be a very hot topic in the school system today.  Who are these bullies?  Where are they? Why do they bully? Bullies can be anyone, any age, any size, and any color.  Bullying is in the school system, the adult work environment, it’s everywhere. Your teen being bullied is a serious problem. People bully because they don’t feel good about themselves, they have low self-esteem.  Someone threatens them some how and they go into reaction mode. How can someone become threaten, is it because of insecurities. Someone at...

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Do You Have A Peace Group in Your School?

The bullying problem in America has been getting worse. According to statistics from Mintel, 47 percent of girls between the ages of 12 and 17 have been bullied. It’s become painfully clear that this issue isn’t going to get better without effort, and many students, teachers and parents are fed up and ready for change. One of the best ways that parents can promote progress is by helping their children become leaders against bullying at their schools. What is a Peace Group? A peace group is any organization that promotes compassion, Kindness...

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Is Your Daughter in an Abusive Relationship?

As parents, we do everything we can to protect our teens from the bad things in life. We teach them the importance of doing well in school and staying away from drugs. We teach about the dangers of casual or unprotected sex. We do our best to teach them to drive, manage money, eat healthfully and feel good about themselves.   Unfortunately, all that we teach often goes right out the window once they fall in love for the first time. Are Romantic Relationships Healthy for Teens? It’s been said that love blinds people. It creates...

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Kindness must be Taught: Why the Next Generation Needs our Help

Teaching Kindness It’s a well-known fact that bullying is a major problem for teens, and the latest statistics show that things aren’t improving. A study by Ditch the Label, a British anti-bullying group, showed that up to 20 percent of young people are dealing with bullying every day. The same study found that most teens suffer extreme damage to their self-esteem, social activities and grades as a result of this harassment. We wouldn’t expect our children to know algebra or history without being taught, so how can we expect them to...

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Why are Girls Mean to Eachother?

Are Girl’s Just Being Mean or is it a Sign of Bullying?  Have you notice the difference between how girls treat each other as an opposed to how boys treat each other?  Girl’s insecurities prevent them from having really close relationships with most girls.  When I talk to teenage girl’s it seems to be the one topic that causes girl’s the most anxiety.  It comes up time and time again how they have to adjust their personality, walk on egg shells, not voice their feelings, so they don’t get shunned and have vicious rumors spread about...

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