Dealing with Back-To-School Anxiety

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This past Monday I was asked to be on Channel 12, Phoenix’s NBC affiliate, to discuss techniques for dealing with the back-to-school anxiety children and parents face. Lin Sue Cooney had great questions for me, so I thought I would share my prepared responses with you. As a parents, we want to help dispel our children’s fears.  What […]

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Bullying Again

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I first wrote about bullying back in April when the story of Phoebe Prince was in the news. Tragically, bullying is back in the headlines with the recent suicide of Tyler Clementi. October also happens to be National Bullying Prevention Month. To mark the occasion, Cartoon Network released a public service announcement and added resources […]

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Bullying Our Kids

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Bullying is a real problem.  The best research indicates that about 13% of tweens and young adolescents are involved in moderate or frequent bullying, an additional 11% are bullied, and a troubling 6% both bully and are bullied.  Moreover, the consequences of bullying for both the bullied and the bullies can be dire. It is […]

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