Normal Social Struggles vs Bullying in Middle School

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Middle schoolers who have a history of trauma or being bullied are more likely to perceive negative peer interactions as continued bullying. It is important for middle school girls to understand that someone can be insensitive, thoughtless, immature, mean and even aggressive without it being bullying. Social struggles are common among young people without it…

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Middle School Mean Girls and Social Struggles

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Girls are known for being nurturing, social creatures, so why do middle school girls, in particular, have such a notorious reputation for drama, betrayal, and backstabbing? Friend groups change so much during middle school, as teens mature at different rates and start exploring their interests, and yet when these friendships start to shift, girls are…

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How to Put a Stop to Internet Bullying Behavior

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No parent wants to believe their child is capable of internet bullying–but this type of denial often leaves the child to self-destruct and continue this problematic behavior into adulthood. Internet bullying behavior isn’t incurable, it’s something that can be helped with the right methods. The Washington Post recently published an article discussing ways parents can…

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Follows Her to College: Why We Need Treatment for Bullying

Treatment for bullying victims may need a lot more attention than it’s currently getting. According to a new study, bullying can leave a pretty deep scar even into college—especially on young girls. ScienceDaily recently reported on the details of the new study. Serious psychological trauma The new study from the University of Illinois included nearly…

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Teen Bullying: Why Some Find It Rewarding

Teen bullying has been a common occurrence for generations. Most of us have experienced a form of bullying at some point in our lives. According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, 28 percent of students 12 to 18 years-old report being bullied at school. Why do some kids find teen bullying…

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“Finding Dory” Shatters Disability Stereotypes

“Finding Dory”: Shattering Box Office Records & Disability Stereotypes Disney Pixar has been known for embracing differences in their characters for generations. It is no surprise that their new film “Finding Dory” embodied these qualities as well. “Finding Dory” is a recently released movie that is connected to Disney Pixar’s “Finding Nemo.” Both movies are…

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Prince William Speaks about Youth & Teen Mental Health

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, recently released a statement about youth and teen mental health on Father’s Day. As a father of two, he urged parents to be open with their children about youth and teen mental health issues–and to treat them with as much importance as they treat physical health issues. He spoke about…

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