The Many Forms of Bullying


Yesterday we  focused on understanding the bully. Today, we are talking about the three types of bullying - Physical, verbal and relational. Physical Bullying, due to its visible nature, often attracts the most attention. It can include slapping, hitting, psychical violence and destruction of property belonging to the victim. It is most often perpetrated by male bullies, though … Continue reading The Many Forms of Bullying

Bully Prevention Month: What is a Bully


Since October is Bully Prevention Month, I thought I would dedicate the majority of the rest of the month to the topic, covering everything from bullying, to prevention. To start, it only seems fitting to define what a bully is and is not. Bullies come in all shapes and sizes. The National Association of School … Continue reading Bully Prevention Month: What is a Bully

Understanding Introverted Children: The Release of Quiet Kids


I am so happy to announce the official release of my book, Quiet Kids. This book, in addition to being the book I wish I had read as a child, speaks to introversion in children, pulling on the latest research in the area and providing parents and educators strategies to help support introverted children. As … Continue reading Understanding Introverted Children: The Release of Quiet Kids

The Benefits of Social Media for Introverted Children


Happy Thursday everyone! Today is parent advice day around the blog and I thought I would talk a bit about a recent TV segment I was in. The interview was originally going to be about helping introverted children as they go back to school. At least, that is what I thought. Instead, the host wanted … Continue reading The Benefits of Social Media for Introverted Children

That One Time at Band Camp….


For some people, thinking about summer fun triggers images of sitting quietly, absorbing warmth, watching the world go by, resting, and contemplating. For others, splashing by the water's edge, swimming, and skipping stones. For me, summer is a chance to go outside and explore the world. Swimming and barbecues are secondary pleasures. Many of my … Continue reading That One Time at Band Camp….

There are times when I am grateful I have sons. This is one of those times.


Over the last decade or so of raising dear god what is that smell boys, one thing I've heard over and over is that boys are hard when they're young and get easier as they get older. I've also been told girls are the opposite. I'm holding the world to that semi-promise, as I think … Continue reading There are times when I am grateful I have sons. This is one of those times.