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    Childhood Obesity
    Overweight Kids and Discrimination
    Overweight Kids and Discrimination There's a lot of talk these days about the "obesity epidemic" in the U.S., and with good reason. The overall rate of obesity has doubled in the past 20 years, and it has tripled in teens. Twenty percent of kids ...
    Nancy Witting
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    School Safety
    Safe Passage: Reality Check Quiz
    How safe does your child feel at school? And how well do kids manage the everyday conflicts that arise en route to adulthood? Take our Reality Check poll and find out. ...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    11 Children's Books About Bullying, Teasing & Empathy
    Bullying is a serious issue, and reading children's books on the topic can help kids understand it better and have healthier relationships with their peers. Whether your child has been a victim of bullying or a participant in bullying or he just ...
    Erin Dower
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    Dealing With Bullies
    Bully Quiz
    What do bullies have in common? Answer these questions and see if you're right. ...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    The "Mean Chicks" Phenomenon
    The "Mean Chicks" Phenomenon Since the early 1980s, our country has seen a sharp rise in violence among boys that has not abated. While the nation's attention has been focused more on them—especially since the Columbine tragedy—more girls ha...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    Best Friend's Son Is Abusive to Children
    There are steps that should be taken immediately when a child is striking your children or others. ...
  • How to stop bullying
    Dealing With Bullies
    How to Stop Bullying: Real Solutions for Kids and Parents
    Bullying can happen to a child no matter where they go to school, and although you can try to help them know what to do in the moment, it's sometimes necessary as a parent or adult to step in and help. You need some real ways to stop it in its tr...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    Verbal Harassment
    Here's what to do when your child is the subject of name-calling at school. ...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    Seventh-Grader Is Being Harassed
    School peer-mediation programs are helpful in cases like this. A child can ask for a mediation with the student most responsible for the harassment. ...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    Students Are Targeting 14-Year-Old
    In a serious situation like this, parents should insist on a meeting with all of their child's teachers, the school counselor, and others. ...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    When Your Child Teases Other Kids
    When Your Child Teases Other Kids The Scene"There's this kid at school no one likes," nine-year-old Karen says between bites of mashed potatoes. "We all tease him a lot. He's a total dork." The Words You Need Some children may be embarrassed or ...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    Adult Harasses Middle-Schooler
    When harassment verges on physical assault, it is time to take action. ...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    Harassed 14-year-old Doing Poorly in School
    Harassment is the number one cause of dropping out of school and can lead students, especially girls, to fail to meet their potential. ...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    Eighth-Grader Has Anger Problem
    Classmates can be cruel, but anger over teasing needs to be addressed. ...
  • School Forms Printables
    "Bullying Stops Here" Printable Pledge
    Kids can play a big role in preventing bullying. Review these six steps children and teens can take to play an active role in ending bullying, and have them sign the pledge. For more information, go to StopBullying.gov or the National Bullying Pr...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    Son Is Being Picked on by Former Friends
    Talking to the parents of harassers is not a good option, unless you know them well and are sure they would not approve of their children's behavior. ...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    A Child Who Is a Bad Influence
    Some children have a habit of latching onto older relatives who mistreat them. ...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    Peer-Mediation with Bullies
    Our expert describes the typical peer-mediation program, which can successfully resolve a problem between bully and victim. ...