bullying

How to Reduce Bullying and Increase Kindness, According to Tweens

Nearly two-thirds (62%) of 9- to 11-year olds say they have been bullied at least “once or twice” and children who say they prioritize “caring about others” are far less likely to bully and more likely to reach out to other kids in kindness, according to a major national survey commissioned by Cartoon Network. The […]

[VIDEO] This Mobile App Allows Students to Report Bullying Anonymously

Bullying is an epidemic in schools today, but Port Arthur ISD is taking the lead in ensuring students’ and parents’ concerns don’t go unnoticed. The 100 percent anonymous reporting tool allows students to ‘See Something, Do Something’, and encourages students to report on bullying, cyber bullying, harassment, dating violence, school threats, drug/alcohol usage, and other […]

[Ask Lina] How can I teach resilience to my tween girl?

“Ask Lina” is a special editorial series where we invite you to send us your parenting questions in the comments below and our teen & tween emotional expert, Lina Acosta Sandaal, gives you tips that will help you navigate these crucial “in-between years.” I watched my daughter’s eyes swell up with tears and thought, “here […]

Why a Father’s love is so importante

  I’m very fortunate to have a father who expressed care from a young age.  It’s often assumed that mothers show their love and dads have a harder time.  One of my favorite Valentine’s memories is a coin bank that my ‘Pa’ gave me when I was about 9.  It was the ‘little shop of […]

Is Your Tween Being Bullied?

Bullying is not always easy to detect in our children. Children who are bullied or threatened at school may deny or minimize their bullying experiences for a number of reasons. For example, they may want to preserve a perceived friendship, maintain participation in a social circle, or fear that if their parents become involved, they […]