Tag: bully

I’m nice to people but they don’t like my appearance

Published: August 17, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A teen feels that her appearance my be interfering with her friendships at school.

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A friend who is spreading rumors

Published: February 5, 2016 | By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

A 70-year-old woman is upset over a friend spreading rumors about her.

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My friend doesn’t respect my feelings

Published: October 10, 2015 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A teen asks whether she should hang on to a long time friendship with a guy who shows no respect.

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My 15-year-old daughter was bullied at school

Published: February 9, 2015 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Bullying, high school, placement, friends, friendship advice,

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Guest Post: Recipe for Creating a Bully

Published: July 30, 2012 | Last Updated: June 23, 2022 By | 14 Replies Continue Reading

Wondering what the recipe is for creating a bully? We are beginning to have some answers thanks to a new study by Douglas Gentile and Brad Bushman published in the July issue of the Psychology of Popular Media Culture.

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Guest Post: I found my childhood bully on Facebook

Published: August 25, 2011 | Last Updated: June 23, 2022 By | 21 Replies Continue Reading

By Barbara Greenberg, PhD, Psychologist and Teen Parenting Expert   I was writing an article about teaching kids how to deal with bullies. Well, as usual, one thought led to another and I looked up my middle school bully on Facebook. I must admit that I also looked up a high school bully. These were […]

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Mean Girls Grown Up: How Long Will This Bully Be At It?

Published: July 21, 2011 | Last Updated: August 29, 2022 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
Mean Girls Grown Up: How Long Will This Bully Be At It?

Whatever their age, mean girls can make someone’s life miserable. Because character endures, they are hard to change.

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My friend turned into a monster!

Published: July 7, 2011 | Last Updated: July 7, 2011 By | Reply Continue Reading

A young woman wonders why her friend turned on her and what she should do   QUESTION Hi Irene, I’m having a problem with a former friend of mine. She was nice at first, but then became this monster who started lashing out at me. I stopped hanging out with her because she became verbally […]

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How To Handle An Adult Bully

Published: June 23, 2011 | Last Updated: August 29, 2022 By | 115 Replies Continue Reading

I cannot believe I am dealing with a female, adult, bully at age 42—but here I am. She is a neighbor who lives behind my house. My husband and I had a brief friendship with her and her husband. It was brief because they were very over-bearing and demanding.

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Middle school is tough on friendships

Published: March 9, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I have been best friends since the first grade. Now we’re in middle school. This new charter school opened up and my friend wants to go there even though I’m not and she’s turning into a real jerk.   She’s telling me I should lose weight (even though […]

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