Monthly Archives: September 2011

The bully on the playground (and other places) – Part 1

I’ll never forget the first time in group therapy when I asked the men in the group if they had ever been bullied.  The group got strangely quiet, and yet seemed emotionally charged.  I quickly realized the power of bullying … Continue reading

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The bully on the playground (and other places) – Part 2

When I started my professional life as a psychologist I went to a major bookstore and pulled several children’s books off the shelves about bullying.  I needed some strategies to offer kids that I met in my office.  As I … Continue reading

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The bully on the playground (and other places) – Part 3

How does one resist a bully?  Assuming that the bully is not a “professional bully” as described in the previous post, there are several things you can do. First, develop a thick skin and don’t be too quick to take … Continue reading

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