Being part of the millennial generation has made me realize a drastic change in the way we are communicating as a society. As social media fads have shown, most communication today is not face to face or even over the phone. According to International Business Times, texting has surpassed ph…
Last time I wrote about how much of the violence and bullying we see in the world can be directly attributed to the school environment. I also wrote just a little on the prevalence of violence among and from the law enforcement officers responsible for keeping the peace and keeping our commu…
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso School Board approved changes in the district's bullying policy Thursday, updating and beefing it up to comply with the latest changes in the state law.
Bullying is a problem in many schools and neighborhoods. Countless children wake up afraid to go to school or venture out of the house because they are victims of bullying.
I have some not-so-breaking news: Bullying still exists.
Just last week I was having a conversation with a young man I have known for several years now. He is struggling with many of the same challenges a lot of young adults are facing right now, like not enough income to support independence, job troubles, car troubles, “baby-mama” troubles, lega…
Our society is constantly worrying about our outward appearances and is frequently trying to make sure we “fit the status quo.” What is wrong with being the person you are without having to worry about what the random person down the street thinks about you?
VALPARAISO | In the battle against bullies, a growing number of people are getting involved, ranging from the U.S. Army to a Valparaiso middle school student.
HAMMOND | Students and staff at Morton Elementary School held the first Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports assembly of the year recently.
Parents who hope to expose their children to different kinds of play, like science sets for girls and dolls for boys, for example, can find themselves stymied by a toy industry that can seem stuck in the past when it comes to gender roles.
In 2013, why not focus on one health change you'll enjoy sticking to: getting more sleep.
Breaking habits can be tough, but luckily there are many ways to reach your goals.
The teen years bring plenty of changes for students, as well as new worries for parents. Smoking is at the top of that list for many parents.
There are measures parents and caregivers can take to help identify the signs of bullying and the anxiety it can induce so they can help their children manage through this difficult situation.
PORTAGE | Crystal Fuller remembers what it was like when she moved to Portage as a fourth-grader.
SOUTH HAVEN | Jodi Bunjan, 15, haltingly shared her story Saturday about being bullied, relying on her mother to read a message she'd written about it.
Sometimes I wish the whole Indiana General Assembly would book rooms in Illinois and just stay there so they could avoid doing stupid things.
CALUMET CITY | Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 board officials have made it clear they oppose bullying or harassment of any kind.
LANSING | Nathan Hale Elementary School is trying a new program to track students' behavior and encourage them to be positive, prepared and respectful at school.
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