Bullying

I’m stuck. What’s left of me now…nothing stops.  I have nobody. I need someone. Amanda Todd, a once, promising happy young Canadian girl committed bullycide on Wednesday after relentless, senseless attacks– physical, emotional and psychological– over several years followed her from town to town. Her horrible story is hauntingly told in a youtube video with […]

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(Note; My Today Show Health Report Interview on this topic included below) The internet blew up yesterday with applause for Jennifer Livingston, a TV anchor in Wisconsin, who spoke out about fat hatred and what I call, “body bullying” after receiving a derogatory email from a viewer about her weight. The viewer’s email read; “Obesity […]

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Bullying. There is no magic bullet to deal with it or prevent it. As you may recall, NJ has implemented more stringent laws to deal with those who bully and to rally those in the schools to be more vigilant and proactive (I spoke about this on Fox news

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As of today, NJ will have some of the most stringent anti-bullying laws put into play in our school systems. Why are they good? (1) Punctuates the seriousness (2) Mandates reporting (3) Mandates training (4) Mobilizes people to get involved and make them accountable (5) It acknowledges bullying on/off school grounds affects children’s learning in […]

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7 Parenting Tips to Help Your Daughter Deal with Mean Girl Drama, Bullying and Relational Aggression Brianna, age 14, got in touch with me a few weeks back—right at the end of the school year. “I’ve never been so excited for a year to be over in my whole entire life.” “What makes you say […]

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Mean Girls Bully A Girl to Death

by DrRobyn on January 25, 2010

Think it can’t happen? Think that someone needs a weapon to kill? Nope, just a bad attitude and no past Boston Globe yesterday, I was back in that place. Truthfully, I felt like I was going to throw up. I could literally feel my stomach churning. An article on Phoebe Prince, a 15 year old […]

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Brave, Powerful Boy Donates Hair to Locks of Love

by DrRobyn on December 8, 2009

At a time when most 6th graders would rather crawl up and die than to be seen as “different,” it’s an anomaly that one boy would endure taunts, teasing, bullying and rude comments to grow his hair out “and look like a girl” for a good cause. David Stearns of Appleton, ME,  (

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Washington Post that the laws that were enacted to cope with the bullying problem, especially since the shootings in the 90s, offer practically no protection—mostly because, well, they aren’t really being enforced, I got that familiar knot in my stomach again. If you’ve never been bullied, it is the most sickening, exhausting, heart-wrenching feeling. You […]

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Washington Post that the laws that were enacted to cope with the bullying problem, especially since the shootings in the 90s, offer practically no protection—mostly because, well, they aren’t really being enforced, I got that familiar knot in my stomach again. If you’ve never been bullied, it is the most sickening, exhausting, heart-wrenching feeling. You […]

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Bullied: The Fallout of No Child Left Behind? Barack Obama, or the Washington Post this morning on the importance of teaching the whole child in school, my feelings, as usual, became more acute. We talk about the need for character education and yet in many schools, kids aren’t receiving it. It’s been difficult to see […]

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