Commentaries – Guest

Words moms don’t want to hear

June 29, 2015

by Trudy Ludwig There are certain words I don’t want coming out of any child’s sweet little mouth. You know the ones: nasty, demeaning words that slither their way out in venomous whispers; racist, sexist, and homophobic words coiled to strike at old and young alike with hurtful intent and precision.

Cyberbullying and the impact on fitness

June 18, 2015

by Sue Scheff YouTube sensation Whitney Thore gained international recognition after posting a video called "A Fat Girl Dancing: Talk Dirty." What happened next was all too common.

Social contexts of youth bullying

May 19, 2015

By Warren J. Blumenfeld: While studying a number of bullying prevention programs, I find that, while providing good overall theoretical and conceptual foundations and

Should I worry about my teens texting?

April 7, 2015

By Michael Rich, MD: Q: I’ve noticed that many parents worry a lot about their children texting. But when we were kids, we would spend hours on the phone, sometimes not

Parent bullying: The one-upper society

March 24, 2015

By Sue Scheff: Every day we hear or read about kids using words as weapons to inflict harm upon one another — whether it’s on the playground, in the hallways of
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