Canada Bullying

Can We Stop It With The Shaming?

Leviana Coccia | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Living
Leviana Coccia

I've lived a large part of my life hating food and coping with self-doubt and self-hate by restricting or overeating, because I wanted to be liked (by myself, I've now realized, and others). This stemmed from years of being fat-shamed. I thought the skinnier I got, the more people would like me.

Childhood Bullying Can Cause Health Issues Well Into Adulthood

HuffPost Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada Parents

For both the bullies and the bullied.

'13 Reasons Why' Isn't Safe For Me Or Anyone With Mental Illness

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

I'm 40 now, and have supposedly already successfully processed through this stuff. And it STILL triggered me, so I can't imagine how an adolescent with a mental illness would feel while watching this series. Bottom line, if you intend to watch the series, watch it with a friend or better yet, an adult you trust.

If Your Child Is Being Bullied, Here's What You Can Do To Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Parents

There are four key strategies to follow.

3 Difficult And Important Conversations To Have With Your Children

Alyson Jones | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Parents
Alyson Jones

As a child and family therapist I have been assisting parents in having difficult conversations with their children on a variety of topics. As a parent I have had to have these same conversations with my own children.

How I Survived A Lifetime Of Bullying

TamilCulture | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

I grew up in a refugee camp to begin with, and since my parents didn't speak German, I was not able to pick up the language very quickly, so I went to kindergarten and was picked on for not knowing German. Not just by fellow kids, but also the teachers, who isolated me and never included me in anything.

Our Children Are Listening To Leaders Who Bully

Linda Simpson | Posted 01.17.2017 | Canada Parents
Linda Simpson

In 2016, as our children watched, bullying became legitimate. What we accept without dissent, what we allow to be framed as normal, alters according to our level of desensitization. We have become increasingly desensitized to bullying behaviour.

Sports Fans Mad At Meryl Streep Only Prove Her Point

Tara K. Reed | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Living
Tara K. Reed

If, after hearing her speech, you dedicated more of your able body and mind to railing against those thirty words than you did to meaningfully advocating for the safety of particularly vulnerable people, your lack of empathy only highlights how right she was to contrast the cultural impact of "The Arts" and that of televised sports.

Don't Give Up On Your Dream Of Education

Street Haven | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada
Street Haven

In high school, I was placed in a special education program instead of regular classes because I couldn't learn like the other students. I felt I was ...

How To Fight Bullying This Holiday Season

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Jennifer Murdoch, Associate VP, Counselling Operations, Counselling, Kids Help Phone. Jennifer shared with me more details on exactly what bullying is, and how you can help a young person you suspect may be being bullied.

Is It Possible To Disagree Without Being Disagreeable?

Candace Plattor | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Candace Plattor

I've often wondered what makes people so terrified of those who are different from themselves. What is that really about? Why do these differences matter so much? Why CAN'T we live in peace, why CAN'T everyone just get along?

Your Kids' First Smartphone Should Come With An Important Talk

Brad Fisher | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Brad Fisher

While the joys of parenthood are many, it's natural to worry about the inevitable milestones that shape a child's independence, such as their first solo walk to school, first sleep-over or first teen party. In our technology-driven world, parents must now consider a new growing-up moment: their first smartphone.

Canada, The Kids Are Not Alright

Sara Austin | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Sara Austin

Such deeply alarming and disturbing statistics reveal a magnitude of problems that affect a large portion of Canada's youngest citizens. But these are more than numbers. They represent children who each have a name, and whose lives and futures are diminished each day by preventable causes.

Mom Teaches Bullied Daughter Beautiful Lesson In Self-Love

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Parents

"Black and proud. All ways, always."

Calgary Police Service Faces Allegations Of Harassment And Intimidation

Susan Wright | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Alberta
Susan Wright

If you've ever wondered why women are reluctant to bring forward allegations of sexual harassment, look no further than the furor unleashed when 15 female police officers contacted city councillor and police commissioner Diane Colley-Urquhart to discuss sexual harassment and the culture of intimidation and retaliation they'd experienced at the Calgary Police Service.

Free Your Life And Career From The Cycle Of Emotional Blackmail

Monique Caissie | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

The people who use emotional blackmail are doing so because it works. They rely on our negative emotions where we turn off our logic. People who use emotional blackmail are also adept at punishing you if you try and play their game.

How To Avoid Raising A Mean Girl

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Parents

Children as young as 30-months old know the power of social rejection.

I'm Getting Better At Loving Myself In Spite Of The Bullies

The Maddie Project | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Parents
The Maddie Project

The bullying I faced earlier in my life, was something that stuck with me and is still something that affects me today. My social anxiety and depression went hand in hand making events seem impossible, school lunch a nightmare and made my bed the only place I felt comfortable being.

Are Parents Letting Their Children Get Away With Social Bullying?

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Sharon Vinderine

Our kids have only been back in school for a short while and thus far, I've heard of many children being the victims of "social bullying." Yes, we've all heard the term Cyberbullying but that expression makes it seem so random and out in the "online world," while social gives it more of a defined meaning: A social group using their digital devices to express hatred, threats etc. My true wake up call to this epidemic behavior was after a recent incident involving my daughter.

A Positive Mindset Helped Me Lose Over Half My Body Weight

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Gerlock

I was verbally bullied about my weight throughout school. The weight started increasing exponentially while I was in high school. That is when it started impacting my moods and the way I looked at life... I did not want to be around my friends and I started isolating myself. I became physically sick with stomach problems, mentally sick and looked down upon myself. I hit rock bottom.

A Message To Parents Sending Daughters Back To School

Linda Simpson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Linda Simpson

As your daughter heads off to school with her pocket full of your first-day advice, remind her to be her sister's keeper, as well. With today's hyper-media connectivity, it is quite safe to say that if there are problems in a girl's life somebody knows something.

10 Celebrities Reveal Brutal Bullying They Endured As Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Parents

They went through everything from hate petitions to being hospitalized for head injuries.

Leslie Jones And The Crime Of Shattering Male Expectations

Marcia Sirota | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

The fact that Ms. Jones loves herself -- the fact of her obvious confidence and the ease with which she speaks her mind -- well, that's an awful affront to the misogynists who expect a "woman like her," i.e. "not pretty enough" or light-skinned enough (in their tiny minds) to stay in the background with her mouth firmly shut.

How To Handle Gossip In The Workplace

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

Gossip. It happens in every workplace and in every family. For some reason, we just love to talk about others. Perhaps it makes us feel better about ourselves, and maybe it reassures us that no one is perfect. Whatever the case, it can make for some pretty interesting lunch conversation.

Musical Tribute To My Daughter Amanda Todd Moved Me To Tears

Carol Todd | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada
Carol Todd

The night of the performance is one that will be etched in my mind forever. As Amanda, you always dreamed of being on a big stage surrounded by lights and music. In the performance piece called "My Name is Amanda Todd," that is what happened.