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It’s back to school time! But not back to bullying. Learn how parents of all races and incomes can immunize their children in Louise Hart’s back to school article.

The Bullying Antidote focuses on solutions. Parents will evolve.” — Dr. Laura Markham

The Bullying Antidote
is a well-researched resource for practical positive parenting skills that can help kids of all ages avoid the bullying dynamic forever. Now booking workshops for parents and teachers of pre-schoolers to teens!

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“You can stop looking now. If you are looking for the definitive book on bullying, you have found it.” — Kristin L. Roush, Ph.D., Life Coach, Psychology Professor

More Books by Kristen  |  Ask Kristen to Speak  |  The Lighter Side

Cinderella as Stoic Philosopher


read anywhereI’m re-reading The Souls of Her Feet because it’s coming out soon with a new publisher—and I came across this passage:

I cried that night, realizing I would probably never get what I really wanted, ever again. I strengthened myself, thinking of all the people in the world who would never get what they wanted. I wondered how they coped—people who were poor, people who were at war, people who were in natural disasters or other sucky situations—and then I realized I actually did have some control. If I didn’t want anything, then whatever I got would be a nice surprise.

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Twelve Ways to Help a Book


If you’ve read a book that you think deserves some attention, here are 12 ways you can spread the word. Just pick one! (This post is linked up to The Bullying Antidote.)

  1. The best way to help is to write a 5-star (it’s important to rate it as 4 or 5 stars) review anywhere… but is the most influential place. The reviews only need to be a sentence or two, highlighting what you liked about the book. This should only take a few minutes.
  2. Mention the book on Facebook (be sure post a link to your review there, too).
  3. Praise it on Twitter and don’t forget to use hashtags! (Like #bullyprevention, #bullyingantidote, etc.)
  4. Write a blog post about it, or suggest it as a subject to a blog writer you know. (Ask for a free review copy if necessary.)
  5. Re-blog one of the author’s blog posts or pagesor forward to someone you think might be interested.
  6. Recommend it to teachers, administrators, PTAs, and religious educators if it can be used in classes.
  7. Write an article about it for a magazine or newspaper.
  8. “Like” the author’s Facebook page or their book page.
  9. Write a review on Goodreads.
  10. Discuss the book in your book club.
  11. Encourage people you know to buy it as a Christmas or birthday gift.
  12. Pin the cover or a quote on Pinterest, or share on any social media sites using share buttons, found everywhere.

This post was adapted from Elizabeth Wagele’s announcement for The Enneagram of Teens, a wonderful tool for helping young people build self-knowledge and understanding. Please check it out!

Upstanders Stand Up in Style

Upstanders Stand Up in Style

Some of the most inspiring efforts to stand up against bullying are sartorial.

It’s Bully Prevention Month — what are you wearing? Blue fingernails, pink shirts, guys in skirts—these have all been movements to stand up to bullying. Read more about it at Upstanders Stand Up in Style: Guest Post by Kristen Caven | OverDressed for Life. Originally from the Zorgos Reader.