The teens killed themselves at a slumber party after complaining they were being bullied at school. As parents, doesn’t this horrify you?
Best friends Haylee Fentress and Paige Moravetz, both 14, of Lake Township, Minnesota left suicide notes behind for their families before hanging themselves at a sleepover on Friday night, April 15. Haylee’s mother, Tracy Morrison discovered their bodies early Saturday morning when she went to check on the girls. This has to be every parent’s worst nightmare.
The woman watched as her young daughter attacked the girl in a parking lot. And the fight was caught on tape. When will the bullying end?
This is just wrong. Aneshia Cartret, 46, of Columbus County, North Carolina, drove her teenage daughter Shelby to a fight with another girl and then stayed to watch it, egging her on as the two girls hit, smacked and pulled each other’s hair in a shopping centre parking lot. After the two teens exchanged spiteful comments on Facebook, they decided the best way to settle their argument was to beat each other up, and obviously, Aneshia agreed. The whole fight was caught on video.
A 9-year-old student got kicked out of school for playing a classic prank on another classmate. Do you think he deserved that punishment? VOTE!
With all the bullying that has been happening in schools, administrators have taken extreme measures when it comes to one classic schoolyard prank. PS 158, an Upper-East side school that enforces a zero-tolerance anti-bullying policy, kicked a 9-year-old boy out of school for sticking a yellow “kick me, please” Post-it on a fellow student’s back. Too extreme or did the prankster get what he deserved?
One of Kate Gosselin’s 6-year-old daughters was reportedly suspended from her elementary school for fighting. Experts tell HollyBaby.com that Kate’s attitude is adversely affecting her kids.
Kate Gosselin‘s eight kids ( 6-year-old sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, Joel and 10-year-old twins Cara and Madelyn) are starting to act out! One of the sextuplets was reportedly kicked out of their school in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County for two weeks! A source close to the family tells Us that the little girl was suspended from school for hitting a classmate. “Hitting another child is an aggressive act. It’s bullying! Schools are finally taking bullying very seriously,” says New York City-based psychologist Dr. Gilda Carle. And she thinks that Kate is to blame for this!
Bullying can be lethal — we’ve seen that.
So if you think your child has been the victim of a serious bullying incident or that the bullying is repetitive, you MUST interfere.
I am very sensitive to bullying because I was bullied as a child. It happened to me twice. The first time was when I was very young — just in first or second grade and I remember that children threw rocks at me.
Bruce Willis says he taught his three daughters how to stand up to bullies at a very young age, but I just don’t think his plan would actually work!
With a lot of news reports focusing on bullying lately, it is nice to hear celebrity parents talking about the advice they give their children on how to avoid being put into a difficult situation. But only when that advice is useful. Tough guy Bruce Willis says that he taught his and ex-wife Demi Moore‘s daughters, Rumer, 22, Scout, 19, and Tallulah, 16, how to defend themselves against high school thugs at an early age. “I taught them a little thing when they were young and they can actually protect themselves now,” the 55-year-old Die Hard star said on Britain’s Daybreak TV show. Bruce’s advice: Confront the bully and scream in their face! But I really don’t think that’s a good idea.
The news that made every mother shudder and cry this week is the tragic story of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who took his own life after online bullying made him believe he had no option other than suicide.
Online bullying has become an epidemic and Tyler Clementi‘s death is the fourth in a string of kids who have chosen to end their lives rather than continue being teased and bullied. Our kids spend so much time in a virtual world that it is hard for some parents to relate to how the bullying happens and how we can protect our children, when the violence is happening off the playground and on the Internet. HollyBaby.com asked psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert for his advice on how to protect our kids from online attacks. Here are his 6 tips.
It’s the special time of year that parents look forward to all summer and kids dread — back to school. If your child doesn’t think that this school year rocks, here’s how to deal with their 5 most common complaints.
It’s hard to know what’s worse, sometimes, the struggle getting your kids ready for the first day of school or dealing with their long list of complaints when they arrive back from their first day, complaining about everything from their teacher to their friends. But how should you deal with it?
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