Bullying Prevention Starts at Home

On March 10, the White House hosted a Conference on Bullying Prevention in which students, parents, educators and community leaders discussed ways to combat this problem which affects 13 million students in the U.S. — roughly one-third of the school-age population — who are victims of bullying.

President and First Lady Obama spoke on how […]

To Stop Bullying, Parents Should Be Role Models

At the March 10 White House Conference for Bullying Prevention, First Lady Michelle Obama touched on the issue of adults’ responsibility to model respect. Oftentimes, children repeat what they see being done at home by their parents, or by adults in the community.

We often think bullying happens between children only. However, it also happens […]

Talk to Your Kids about What Happened at School

On March 10, the White House hosted a Conference on Bullying Prevention in which students, parents, educators and community leaders discussed ways to combat this problem which affects 13 million students in the U.S. — roughly one-third of the school-age population — are victims of bullying.

President Obama spoke on how sometimes it is difficult […]

Dr. Renee Clauselle Praises White House’s Efforts to Address Bullying at a National Level

Dr. Renee Clauselle, Founder, Child & Family Psychology, says the White House is providing a valuable service for the students, parents and teachers by holding a roundtable discussion at the national level to address the problem of bullying that takes place in the nation’s schools.

The White House Conference on Bullying Prevention is scheduled to […]

Examining the Florida Bus Case: Lessons For All Parents

As a psychologist and overall advocate for children with special needs, I am horrified and saddened by the behavior of James Willie Jones on a Seminole County, Florida school bus on September 3rd. However, I am equally appalled at the actions, or lack thereof, by the school bus driver and school district to protect Mr. […]

Dr. Renee Clauselle Explains How Children Can Overcome Social Abuse

Dr. Renee Clauselle, a practicing child psychologist with a private practice in Franklin Square, New York, and Director of School Mental Health Services at St. John’s University, gives tips on how to empower children and adolescents to overcome bullying.

According to Dr. Clauselle, there are certain children who are more likely to be bullied. The […]

Video About Text Messages and Cyberbullying

Recently several parents have asked me questions related specifically to text messages between tween/teens. I have come across a wonderful website that I think has good information and is also an informative video that tween/teens can watch. The video can be used to open a conversation with your teen about appropriate and safe “texting”. The […]

Bully-proof My Kid: Empowering Children and Adolescents to Overcome Social Abuse

Research tells us that there are certain kids that are more likely to be bullied (traditional bullying) than others. The character profile for victims is typically passive or submissive types. These children usually have the following characteristics:

• Cautious, sensitive, quiet, withdrawn and shy • Are often anxious, insecure, unhappy and have low self-esteem • […]