Julie Hertzog, the director of the Pacer National Bullying Prevention Center:
Today, it’s not quite as simple as that. Casting the bully as a physically intimidating outcast isn’t necessarily accurate, Hertzog said.
“There is no particular profile,” she said. “It used to be that people thought that kids who bullied had very low self-esteem, but we’ve found just the opposite to be true. A lot of times they are social leaders.”
When you look at Heritage, you'll soon see that we offer troubled teens something extra. We treat the whole student—emotionally, intellectually, and physically. We pioneered Relationship Therapy and it's at the core of all we do. Relationships with family, therapists, teachers, other students—Heritage covers them all.
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As parents, our children's health ranks among our top priorities. When fall arrives and flu season begins, we notice every cough and feel for signs of fever. But how attuned are we to mental health symptoms in our kids?
Parents and teachers expend a lot of energy getting kids to pay attention, concentrate, and focus on the task in front of them. What adults don’t do, according to University of Southern California education professor Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, is teach children the value of the more diffuse mental activity that characterizes our inner lives: daydreaming, remembering, reflecting.
Irish Times How to cope with eating disordersIrish Unfortunately, eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia are common in western countries, with between 1 per cent and 3 per cent of young women meeting the criteria for diagnosis and up to...
I was at a loss for the best way to manage the situation when my teenage son began to be rebellious. He was such a great child when he was young. Honestly, he was the “easier” child of my 2 children, and his dad and I never thought he would be much trouble.
I know exactly when and where I was born. I know how my mother gave birth to me, how long she labored before expelling me in the world, under the bright white lights of the sterile surgical suite. I know I was wanted, and that my parents enjoyed creating me....
What can parents can do to help girls build confidence? Start with basing confidence on what they can do, not what they look like. Here are 13 ways to nurture your daughter's self-esteem and a healthy body image.
Some months ago, a colleague introduced me to the book ‘Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-being‘ by Ruth MacConville and Tina Rae, which focuses on applying the VIA strengths to adolescents rather than younger, primary age children, the more common focus of strengths-based programs in schools.