Bullying: What Moms Need To Know


Bullying is something that touches the heart of almost every mother.  Recently, I asked my friend, colleague and bullying expert Kary Valdes, LCSW her thoughts on bullying. 1. Bullying has become a constant topic in the news over the past few years. As a child and adolescent therapist, what do you think moms need to know about bullying? I think that everyone needs to realize that Bullying is not going away. It has been around since the beginning of time and is part of human behavior. Bullying happens in all aspects of life, not just in schools. It happens in church, at the…

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"Mean Girls" in 2nd grade? Bullying starts earlier than you think….


My how times have changed. When I was in second grade, ‘girl drama’ was the least of my concerns. Unfortunately, girl drama has hit my household this year – bad. Throughout the school year, my 8-year-old second-grader, Brooklyn, has come home asking for friend advice. It’s normally … this person didn’t play with me on recess and it hurt my feelings or I wanted to play with this person and they wouldn’t play with me. What should I do? Those things are easy to handle but lately the ‘drama’ has gotten a little more intense. The basketball coaches at Brooklyn’s…

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