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Bullycide: A Parent’s Unrelenting Nightmare

July 18, 2013

As a parent, I can imagine no greater loss, no greater tragedy and no greater pain than to lose a child. After writing a HuffPost article on bullying, I was contacted by Mike Urry, a father whose 13-year-old son, Steven, committed suicide as a result of bullying…(read more)

Bullycide: A Father’s Heart-Wrenching Letter to His Son’s Tormentors

October 23, 2012

Six years ago, 13-year-old Steven Urry hanged himself in his bedroom closet after being tormented by bullies. (His Name was Steven: A 13 Year Old Victim of Bullycide) His parents were left to face the unfathomable — life without their son…(read more)

HUFFPOST LIVE SEGMENT – A Generation Defined by Bullying

October 16, 2012

Amanda Todd, a Vancouver teen, recently killed herself after being incessantly bullied. What has enabled a “Generation B”, defined by bullying, to flourish? Watch the segment.

His Name Was Steven: A 13-Year-Old Victim of Bullycide

October 16, 2012

His name was Steven. He was 13 years old and six years ago, he hung himself in his bedroom closet after being tormented by bullies. Last week, his father reached out to me after reading my HuffPost article…(read more)

Bullying: The Really Big Problem Behind the Really Big Problem 

October 4, 2012

It’s October. The weather is starting to change, we’re planning Halloween costumes and starting to think about the holidays. But October is also now recognized as National Bullying Prevention Month. On the one hand, I’m thrilled that we are giving this critical issue such focused attention. But on the other…(read more)

School Started! How to Not Lose Your Marbles…

September 21, 2012

As you and your children settle into the new school year with new schedules and new activities, it can all be quite overwhelming. Your role as family manager has just stepped into high gear — planning, organizing, directing, monitoring, and motivating are in the forefront as you help your children…(read more)

Why the American Happiness Formula Is Making our Kids Depressed

September 20, 2012

Growing up in Connecticut, I was a diehard follower of what I now call the American Happiness Formula: Look Good + Perform Well + Get Approval = Happiness. The formula was never spelled out for me per se, yet it was the unspoken doctrine that ruled my life and the…(read more)

Wax On, Wax Off Parenting: How to Stay Focused and Calm While Getting Things Done

September 10, 2012

As you and your children settle into the new school year with new schedules and new activities, it can all be quite overwhelming. Your role as family manager has just stepped into high gear — planning, organizing, directing, monitoring and motivating are in the forefront as you help your children…(read more)

Getting Your Child (Mentally) Prepared for Back to School

August 28, 2012

The long summer break has come to a close and the shift toward school, homework, and routine is looming. Anxiety and stress can start to creep in as children face what can be the biggest transition of the year. So how can you help your child ease back into school…(read more)

 

THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER – SPRINGFIELD, IL

Commentary: Anti-Bullying Efforts Ramping Up

October 22, 2012

The issue of bullying has received much more attention in recent years…(read more)