A Detailed Description of the Pain and Torment Endured By Targets of Bullying (Part 1)

A Detailed Description of the Pain and Torment Endured By Targets of Bullying (Part 1)

I don’t think people who have not experienced being targeted by bullying truly understand what those of us who have been are forced to endure. This is a two-part post, and it will still be a little long, so please bear with me… When it

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9/11/01- A Day That Began America’s Downward Spiral

9/11/01- A Day That Began America’s Downward Spiral

For the last fifteen years, my heart has ached not only for the lives lost on that fateful day, but also for the loved ones who were left behind. I also mourn the loss of the America that I grew up in…the America that my

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A Message from One of the Ones Left Behind

A Message from One of the Ones Left Behind

You know by now I’m passionate about the epidemic of bullying and suicide among children and teenagers because I faced the same thing in my youth. I felt the crushing weight of bullying, and the desperate and dark thoughts that seemed my only way to

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Listen to Your Gut

Listen to Your Gut

First things first: I would like to apologize for missing the weeks’ blog posts here. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather and have been resting. Thank you all for the prayers. So, on to this week’s post. At different times in my life,

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Workplace Bullying: What It Looks Like, How to Deal With It

Workplace Bullying: What It Looks Like, How to Deal With It

Workplace bullying is no different than high school bullying. The bullies use the same tactics to discredit and destroy their victims—baiting, bashing and blaming, mobbing, rumor-spreading, and yes, even physical assault. Just like school bullies, workplace bullies have a real flare for escaping accountability and

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10 Signs Your Son is Being Bullied

10 Signs Your Son is Being Bullied

In his blog post this week, St. Louis-based therapist, consultant, and facilitator Dr. Clay Lessor addresses the 10 signs to watch for if your son is being bullied. Dr. Lessor provides some great advice, both in what to watch for and how to help. The

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Bullying Can Destroy a Student’s Performance in School, Too

Bullying Can Destroy a Student’s Performance in School, Too

Recently, I discussed how bullying can lead to a young person’s excessive absences from school. Unfortunately for a young victim, bullying at school can also have a devastating effect on grades and class performance. When it goes on mostly in one setting such as school,

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Bullies Love to Isolate Their Victims

Bullies Love to Isolate Their Victims

Ever wonder why bullies work so hard to turn their targets’ friends and everyone else against them? “Few are drawn to the person whom others avoid or neglect; people gather around those who have already attracted interest.” —Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction It’s human nature

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Different Bullies, Different Bullying

Different Bullies, Different Bullying

(Note: This post is the first in a series I’ll come back to periodically. My goal here is to help you see that there’s no one solution to bullying because there’s no one kind of bully.) Every bully is different. Depending on who they are,

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