Definitions Every Parent Should Know

This month we are launching our Community Outreach Initiative and we want to share resources to help our local and online community reduce conflict, bullying, and violence. With the media targeting every social conflict as bullying, we are loosing sight of what is really going on. Every bullying situation is different, every social conflict is different,... Read more »

How to Overcome Online Conflict and Trolling

During the month of April, Bulldog Solution is launching our Community Outreach Initiative to help bring our online and local community resources, strategies, and tools to reduce conflict, bullying, and violence. Usually, I talk about how to protect your children and teens from bullying and keeping your home safe. This time, I want to talk... Read more »

As popularity rises, does it increase the risk of being bullied?

As I was sipping my morning coffee, I came across this article: As popularity rises, so does the risk of being bullied by Michelle Healy, of USA TODAY. It is an interesting article, but I want to address some of my concerns. Kids climbing the social ladder are not more likely to be bullied. They will... Read more »

My Thoughts as I Reflect on Turning a Year Older: Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday and it had me think about what I have learned this past year. To give you some sense of how I have matured, until my early thirties, my birthday would extend into a weekend celebration filled with festivities, shopping sprees that I could not afford, and blurry memories of a Kortneypalooza. With... Read more »

My Guilty Pleasure as a Bully Teacher

As you know I talk passionately about bullying and parenting. But I am also a mom, a wife, and a person. So what is my guilty pleasure? Well to be honest, I love TV and wine. I won’t lie, when I get a moment to catch up on my DVR all I can think is:... Read more »

Yik Yak is just another App: Let's Talk about Strategies!

Everywhere I look, I see more news about Yik Yak. After further investigation, I have changed my mind about the dangers of Yik Yak.  Yesterday, I asked one of my students in our anti-bullying groups about it. What was the student’s reaction to this app? To my surprise she answered, “Yik Yak is just another... Read more »

School Assemblies are Ineffective to Deal with Bullying!

School assemblies are a great way to introduce an idea, lesson, or philosophy to a group of students. Over the past few years, principals and school districts have been using school-wide assemblies to tackle issues such as bullying, violence, and relational aggression (gossip, exclusion, rumors). The problem with this strategy is that it often FAILS!... Read more »

Bye Bye Bully: How to Keep Your Home Virtually Safe

This week, Bulldog Solution ran a parent training at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy. We would like to share some of the strategies you can use in your home to reduce cyberbullying, online drama, and cyber conflict. Here are some quick tips to keep your home safe: Online Safety Talk to your child about how to behave... Read more »

Put Your Phone Down and Pick up Hands Free Mama Instead!

This is a book you need to add to your reading list: Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!, by Rachel Macy Stafford. I am a big reader. I love to read parenting books, anti-bullying books, social psychology papers,... Read more »

Kindness from The Heart: A Valentine's Tribute to Michael Morones

On Valentine’s Day, it is time to tell people you love why they are important to you. That is the cliché of our society and we all fall into the evil hands of Hallmark and go into chocolate comas over overpriced candy. Well, this week is also National Kindness Week. It is a week dedicated... Read more »