This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, Many families are falling apart during the COVID-19 pandemic, and domestic violence is on the rise. What recommendations do you have so that the family unit can remain wholesomely balanced without bullying and getting on one another’s nerves? Your input is welcomed. Dear Your input is welcomed, Rescuing families during the coronavirus is a task that I’d love to help with. I realize that many families have been stuck inside the home in close proximity, and ‘cabin fever’ may be setting in. While some families have reported that the coronavirus era has brought them closer, I do realize there are those who find[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, My husband and I were told that new laws may convene where the parents of the school bully may receive legal fines. Is this true? Dear Is this true, Some states are indeed implementing new laws that will fine the parents of the bully. You’d have to investigate which states are on board, however. Dr. Cherrye can tell you this: I am on board with parents receiving fines after some time. What I mean by ‘some time’ is the following: 1. Firstly, I feel strongly that some parents may not be aware that they have a child bully 2. Secondly, parents should be[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, Bullying is still an ongoing concern at the school our kids attend. It’s scary and we are very worried. Schools should be a safe place for kids to learn. Yes, there were occasional misunderstandings, but not like the intense bullying that goes on today. We are looking for answers. Can you help? Dear Can you help, If the teacher isn’t a bully, and if he/she doesn’t instigate bullying in the classroom setting him/herself, they can indeed help with bullying. During appropriate class periods, or during social skills times, teachers can lead a discussion on bullying and involve the students in discussions where they[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, As you are well aware, October is Bully Awareness month. I’m sorry Dr. Cherrye, but I do not see much progress. We still have lots of children being bullied, and Bullycide is at an all time high with children as young as elementary school age taking their own lives. As a mom, and educator, I’m worried about our children. What are we to do? What next? How do we get a handle on this awful pandemic? I am really scared! Dear I am really scared, Although October is Bully Awareness month, we should work through the remediation of bullying daily. Yes, this month[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, While meeting a few of my girlfriend’s for lunch this week, we talked a lot about our children. I shared that my 8 year old was bullied a lot in first grade, and it was my hope that this upcoming school year would be different for him. One of my friends said, ‘Boys will be boys. Just toughen him up.’ She believe that boys just horse play, and it’s not really bullying at all. I was appalled at her comment. Dear I was appalled at her comment, Bullying is indeed a pandemic in our nation’s schools. Realizing this, as a mom I want[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, As you know, school will be starting in a few weeks. Already, my child is dreading going back because she fears facing her bullies again this school year. What should school officials do to help children like mine decrease their anxieties, and hopefully have a school year free of school bullies? This really concerns me. Dear this really concerns me, Dr. Cherrye strongly believes that school officials must protect their student population. Children have the right to attend safe, bully-free schools. With this in mind, leadership should pay closer attention to bullying and not let up. This has to happen district-wide and the[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, What are your thoughts about enrolling children in classes such as karate and Tae Kwon Do for the purpose of defending themselves from school bullies? We’ve tried everything else, so we must do something! Dear, we’ve tried everything else, so we must do something! Dr. Cherrye always leans toward encouraging children to talk things out using friendly discourse, and social skills first and foremost. However, I also realize there comes a time when children tire of the meddling, and harassment posed on them from bullies — to the point they feel there is no relief and they’re backed into a corner (so to[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, It has been a rough school year for my children who were both bullied at different times of the school year. It was a very sad, frustrating and busy school year as I tried to support them while working closely with school officials as you’ve suggested. Now that the school year has ended, what ideas do you have during the summer break to help mend my children back to normalcy? I feel like their minds have been hijacked by the school bullies. Dear I feel like their minds have been hijacked by the school bullies, As I attempt to answer your question, my[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, Biracial children often get bullied more than single-race kids. How can we, as adults, help them better understand how to best handle racial and ethnic bullying? Dear Susan, Thank you for raising this important question. As we know, bullying is growing daily, but children who are multiracial seemingly get picked on a bit more depending on the racial make-up of the school they’re enrolled. Of course there are differing variables that attribute to the bullying of children who comprise the multiracial race, but it appears that the variables that I’ve observed and researched fall into one of two categories and both has to[…]

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