As we all know too well, name–calling, cruel taunts, cyber-bullying and physical bullying happen every day to kids across the country. Bullying is about kids using power to control other kids, sometimes with the intention to cause harm.

Being bullied is hurtful and humiliating. When your child is being bullied, it’s hard to concentrate on anything else—all you want to do is make it stop immediately. There are things that you can do as a parent if you find out your child is being bullied – or is bullying others. Below are some articles we recommend to get you started.

Child and Teen Bullying: How to Help When Your Kid is Bullied

Is Your Child Being Bullied? 9 Steps You Can Take as a Parent

The Secret Life of Bullies: Why They Do It—and How to Stop Them

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The Truth About Bullies

By James Lehman, MSW


The public perception of bullying is that bullies are acting out to cover their own fears. They may indeed be afraid, but accepting this as a reason makes bullies sound like victims of their fears -- like we're supposed to feel sorry for them and not hold them responsible for their abusive actions. The issue is... Read more »

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Girl Fighting and Your Child

By Peggy Moss, JD


I recently gave a talk about bullying to a group of parents in my city. Afterward, a nervous-looking dad approached the front of the room to ask me a question. “My daughter is a good kid,” he said, adding that she was just ten years old. “Her friend made this announcement at school last Friday... Read more »

Top Five Concerns for Back to School

By Elisabeth Wilkins


Last month, we invited readers to email us with their “Number One Concern” for their child in the upcoming school year. Our Coaching staff responded to each inquiry with suggestions based on the Total Transformation and Total Focus Programs. Overwhelmingly, the top concern was unmotivated children (Thus, our lead article this month.) What’s on the minds of... Read more »

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