Bullying Prevention Begins at Home

With school starting back up, students have much more to worry about nowadays than just clothes and classes.  Bullying, while not a new problem, has seen a dramatic rise in the past several years, not just in frequency, but severity as well.  Dr. Parnell Donahue, author of Messengers in Denim:  The Amazing Things Parents Can Learn from Teens, talks about how the seeds of bullying behavior are planted early, how to spot them in your child, and what you can do to improve your child’s self esteem and turn them away from aggression towards others.  You’ll also hear how to spot if your child is the one being bullied, as well as surprising new findings on how issues such as sex, alcohol, and lack of parent figures and role models impacts teenagers.  For more on Dr. Donahue’s book, visit MessengersinDemin.com, and read Dr. Donahue’s personal thoughts on his blog, at MessengersinDenim.org.