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Archives for February, 2012

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Ohio School Shooter – What’s The Real Story Behind The Tragedy?

The news from Monday was grim, several students shot in the early hours of a school day.  Sadly, it's a headline similar to others we've heard before.  However, there are some definite differences about this situation that are catching my eye, mostly because several of them have changed in the last 24 hours.
First, TJ (the shooter) was said to be a loner that was targeted by...
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Depression

Teen Depression and Resources To Help

This is a follow-up to the previous post about bullying and suicide risk in teens.  When highlighting that specific area of concern about our teen population, I thought it made sense to have some more detailed information and some solid resources.

Normal Moodiness and Support for Depression

Since teenage boys and girls are famous for their moodiness, it should come as no surprise that nearly 20% of teens will...
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The Powell Family – So Much Heartbreak, So Many Questions


It's so hard to encompass such a difficult story in one blog post. Murder-suicide. Young boys. Very troubled father. Missing mother. Dramatic and frightening death. These are just some of the powerful words that come to mind when reading or hearing about the heartbreaking story of the Powell family.

So many issues and questions came to the surface for me when I read the news on...
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Bullying In Preschool – Is It Possible?

Recently, I've done a bit of research on preschool bullying.  A few years ago when I first began looking into it, I found little to support this idea.  However, now the preschool years are considered to be a place where the first warning signs may be seen.

I would be hard-pressed to call some aggressive impulsive behaviors true bullying.  Bullies must have some level of social perception, an ability to...
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