What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is when kids use modern technology including the internet, computers, and cell phones to bully other kids. Where traditional bullying usually takes a physical form with the victim being physically harmed, cyberbullying tends to involve harassment, threats, humiliation, rumors, and other similar things to strike out at the victim.

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What are some of the negative effects of cyberbullying?

Like more traditional bullying, cyberbullying can have a variety of negative effects on the victim. Many people who have been the victim of cyberbullying have reported feeling angry, sad, frustrated, helpless, and depressed. Because of the speed that information can travel in the modern age, it is very easy for an entire school or business to quickly hear about the cyberbullying and to know what was said, posted, or done.

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Does your child have a technology addiction?

These days it seems like everyone has a smartphone and/or a laptop/tablet. They now represent an integral part of our lives as we use them for communication, entertainment, business, and even planning things like vacations. Sadly, some people have become addicted to the technology. Like any addiction, an addiction to technology can have some serious negative effects on a person’s life. Here are some ways you can tell if your child is suffering from an addiction to technology.

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Is your kid just shy or suffering from social anxiety?

Growing up can be a difficult. Childhood is filled with good times and bad and many children can and will experience a wide range of emotions that can change from day to day or even minute to minute. Determining if your child is introverted, suffering from social anxiety, or simply shy can be difficult for any parent. Here we aim to help you determine if your child needs help or if they are just behaving normally for a kid.

At its core is the question: What is the difference between being shy, being an introvert, and having social anxiety?

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How to help your child through a divorce?

Having parents divorce or separate can be one of the most stressful, difficult things a child can deal with. Talking to your kids about divorce or separation can be difficult but it is something that needs to be done in order to help the child deal with this very difficult and sometimes traumatic change.

For starters, divorce is not a situation where less is more. Don’t block your kids out and try to hide them from the pain or sadness of the situation. If you try to pretend like everything is okay and nothing is happening, often times the kids will feel like the divorce is their fault. Allowing your kids to speak their mind, tell you their feelings, and to ask you questions is essential to helping them deal with the situation.

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