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February 26, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Bullies May Bully To Climb The Social Ladder

February 26, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Teenagers who bully may be using aggression as a technique to climb the social ladder. Research from UC Davis published recently in the American Journal of Sociology found that teens who harass, bully or victimize their peers don’t always do this due to an unhealthy home environment or due to psychological problems, but out of a desire to strategically move up in a school’s social hierarchy. [More]

November 19, 2015
by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt


Schools, Stress, Violence, and Resilience: Our Children's Environments

November 19, 2015 21:55 by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt  [About the Author]

School is now in full swing and children, as well as then parents, are probably experiencing increased demands on their time and their coping abilities. School involves concerns beyond those experienced by parents when they were children. Not only do children today report anxiety about school performance and acceptance, they also deal with increased violence in their place of learning. [More]

September 24, 2015
by Lorna Hecht, MFT


Thinking About The Ahmed Mohamed Case From a Family Systems Perspective

September 24, 2015 12:30 by Lorna Hecht, MFT  [About the Author]

Monday September 14, 14 year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested when school administrators and local police suspected him of having brought a bomb to school. Family Systems Theory provides a unique conceptual framework with which to view Mohamed’s story in an attempt to move toward an objective explanation of events. [More]

December 14, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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What Do I Do If My Child is Getting Bullied?

December 14, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Bullying is something that has been in the news a lot more often as of late. With the internet, it has become much more difficult for us to figure out whether or not our child(ren) are getting bullied at school or on the internet. So what can we do in order to make sure that our children are kept safe? How can we help our children to learn that they are worthwhile so that they can live the lives that they deserve to have? [More]

July 28, 2014
by Christie Hunter

howto show supportfor your childs teachers fostering a healthy school environment

How to Show Support for Your Child's Teachers - Fostering A Healthy School Environment

July 28, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

howto show supportfor your childs teachers fostering a healthy school environment
For many parents, educating their children is a job delegated to teachers where they absolve any responsibility to have any influence in shaping their child’s academics. This is the fundamental error that many parents commit where they are content being confined as only passive observers, reducing their role in perhaps the single most important event in the growth and development of their child. There has to be a realization on the part of parents to play an essential role in their children’s education. They have a lot to gain by doing so. [More]