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6 Ways To Keep Your Self-Esteem When Dating A Bully [EXPERT]
Is your partner a big bully?
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6 Ways To Keep Your Self-Esteem When Dating A Bully

Let's face it — when the guy you are dating acts like a bully, it can be very intimidating. It seems like he loves you and most of the time you get along well. Yet, there are times when the bully shows up and you wonder about the choice you've made. Dating a bully can chip away at your self-esteem and confidence which is never good for you or the relationship.

Are You Bullying Your Hubby?
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Are You Bullying Your Hubby?

So, you do not yell at your husband. Have you ever heard of families where they never yell, they are fine and then they divorce. Turns out they were the most unhappy people and you would have never even picked it up. Weird. Not. Yelling is just one way of expressing frustration and anger. And really, we females, are trying to be more subtle in bullying tactics.

5 Tips From Divorced Women On Avoiding A Bad Marriage [EXPERT]
Do you have concerns about your marriage?
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5 Tips From Divorced Women On Avoiding A Bad Marriage

Buried in "How readers scored first presidential debate," today's letters to the editor section of the Denver Post, is one with a slightly different twist. Kelsey Kenfield noted: "What truly frightened me to the core was Mick Romney's unabashed disregard, arrogance and lack of respect shown for the moderator, Jim Lehrer, an equally learned and accomplished person, a man doing nothing to Romney but offering him a forum to express himself. [… His] attitude towards someone he perceived as standing in his way is … more a measure of the man than anything else that happened Wednesday night. This behavior should not be ignored."

Tips For Protecting Your Kids From Cyber Bullying
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Tips For Protecting Your Kids From Cyber Bullying

The explosive growth of cell phones, texting, computers and online social sites have created a modern day problem that you as a parent of  a teen or tween must face and hopefully overcome – cyberbullying. Remember when a tiny note rolled up and passed along in class could be devastating to you or your best friend? Or someone changing tables in the cafeteria as you sat down could be a message that hurt for months? These sorts of events were awful and children were known to cry themselves to sleep over such innocent slights and hurts.

Coaching Kids To Understand The Impact Of Their Words [EXPERT]
Are your kids careful about what they say?
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Coaching Kids To Understand The Impact Of Their Words

Initially, they were quick to defend their comment because there was nothing intentionally harmful or hurtful about it. They were "just kidding" and "fooling around." Everyone knew they were joking, and it wasn't intended to do harm to anyone. That was when I saw my teachable moment.

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Is your child being bullied?
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Parenting Advice: My Child Is Being Bullied

Are you concerned that your child is being bullied at school? Are you conflicted because, on the one hand, you want to step in and help, but, at the same time, you're afraid that interfering will only make matters worse? Good news: you aren't alone.

Dear Bully
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Dear Bully

Dear Bully, What makes you think you can treat other people the way that you do? What inside you tells you it is OK to ridicule, push around and threaten those that cross your path? What do you gain from it? Do you really get that? Or are you fooling yourself?

7 Ways Parents Can Ensure Cell Phone Safety [EXPERT]
Do you know what your child is sending?
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7 Ways Parents Can Ensure Cell Phone Safety

If you are a parent, there comes a time when you decide you want to reach your child for emergencies or changes of plans and you get your child a cell phone. The benefit of instant access to your child feels reassuring and safe and you like being available to your child any time they need reassurance or to say hello. It seems as if all the kids have cell phones at school and your best friends have given their kids a cell phone. This seemingly innocent act does have its benefits, what we all need to understand is that there is a dark side which can affect your children.

9 Ways Parents Can Prevent Bullying [EXPERT]
Social teasing is more prevalent and, in some ways, more damaging than physical bullying.
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9 Ways Parents Can Prevent Bullying

The unhappy fact is that teasing and bullying are a normal part of the rough and tumble struggle for social status. We are hardwired with the compulsion to compete for belonging and status in our social groups, and sometimes it goes too far. So, what can you do to help your children with this very difficult fact of life?