Resilience Coach Bullied by Media for Promoting Resilience

An Australian resilience coach was massively bullied by the media, who accused her of "blaming victims" for daring to teach resilience to victims of bullying.

Calling the Holocaust "Bullying" Is Offensive

Experts who call the Holocaust "bullying" are wrong. They are trivializing genocide and catastrophizing bullying. Genocide is actually victim behavior.

The Mystery Culprit in the Murfreesboro Arrest Outrage

The bullying psychology is to blame for the outrageous arrest of ten young children for "doing nothing to stop a fight" in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Seventeenth Anniversary of the Columbine Shooting

The 17th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, an event that led to a worldwide anti-bully movement, went by practically unnoticed. And that movement is making bullying worse.

"All Muslims Are Terrorists!"

News about terrorism has fostered Islamophobic bullying. Here is simple advice, consistent with Islamic teachings, on how Muslims can cope with Islamophobic bullying.

What We’re Not Being Told About Anti-Bullying Laws

The NJ Board of Education is playing with statistics to make negative results of its anti-bullying law look positive.

Why New Jersey Can’t Fix Its Anti-Bullying Law

New Jersey is repeatedly bemoaning the problems with its anti-bullying law and wondering how to fix it. It can't because the problem is the psychology, not the law.

They Ridiculed My Big Ears, So I Killed Them

One of Canada's worst shootings occurred last week in La Loche, Saskatchewan. A teenager killed 4 people and injured 7, apparently because his ears were ridiculed. How can we help?

Advice to Isis (Brown)

Isis Brown's viral video pleads for help for kids who get made fun of because they share a name with the world's most despised terror group. Here is the timeless solution.

Is Islam Jewish?

The realization that Islam and Judaism are versions of the same religion has tremendous potential in promoting world peace.

Albert Ellis Was the Real Expert on Bullying

Albert Ellis is one of the most influential psychologists of all time, and was an expert at teaching people how to stop being bullied, though no one recognized him as such. He could have told us that the popular bullying psychology couldn't work because it is based on irrational beliefs.

My Advice to President Obama for Achieving World Peace

President Obama, to bring about world peace, you should worry less about nuclear weapons and more about the infidel meme.

Is the Taboo Against “Blaming Victims” Over?

The politically correct anti-bullying academic anti-bullying field has been shunning approaches to bullying that focus on teaching victims how to solve their problems because they don't want to be accused of "blaming victims." Researchers, discovering that the bully-focused approach doesn't work, may finally be ignoring the taboo against blaming victims.

A Better Way to Combat Anti-Semitic Bullying

A recent settlement of $4.5 million in the anti-Semitic anti-bullying lawsuit against the Pine Bush School District in Upstate New York is a questionable cause for rejoicing. The taxpayers will pay, the lawyers are the biggest beneficiaries, and it will probably do little to reduce bullying and anti-Semitism. My free manual can do a much better job with less effort.

Will Kennedy LeRoy’s Suicide Have Been in Vain?

I recently suggested that our anti-bullying efforts are failing LGBTQ kids. The truth is that they are failing all bullied kids. Sixteen-year-old Kennedy LeRoy committed suicide in the hope of preventing other bullied kids from doing the same. But the suicides won't cease until we stop trying to protect kids from bullying and start teaching them to handle it on their own.

Are We Shortchanging LGBTQ Youth?

The news continues to bring us tragic stories of LGBTQ kids–even ones who attend LGBTQ support centers–committing suicide because they can no longer tolerate being bullied. Perhaps its because these kids are not being taught resilience. If we truly want to be helping LGBTQ kids, here are some messages we need to be giving them.

ISIS and the Victim Mentality

The mass murders committed by ISIS are widely called incomprehensible. But mass murder has been around since the beginning of mankind. Shouldn't psychology be able to comprehend such a common phenomenon? It can, indeed, make sense of it. However, it requires abandoning the popular anti-bully model of social life and recognize the role of the victim mentality.

A Palestinian Gandhi

Where are the "Palestinian Gandhis"? Ali Abu Awwad is a one of them, and they need to be listened to if we are to have a chance of bringing peace to the Holy Land.

A Better Way to Prevent Rampage Killings

To protect their children from a bullied student who wrote a violent novel describing how he kills them, parents at Tidwell Middle School are demonstrating to have him expelled from school. If anything, their demonstrations may be helping to create a monster and putting their children in greater danger. There is a better way to for these parents to demonstrate.

Obama’s Almost Perfect Speech on Religion

Barack Obama's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 5 was excellent. It was attacked by many Christians and political pundits who cannot handle criticism of their own beliefs. But even Obama's speech was misleading about the full meaning of freedom of speech.

Sadly, We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo

The massacre of the Charlie Hebdo staff by Islamic fanatics has forced the modern world to rally in support of freedom of speech. However, this is merely lip service. We have eagerly fought for laws forbidding people to say anything we find offensive. We don't want these laws repealed, and no government is going to do so in response to the massacre.

Goldie Hawn and Izzy Baird Promote Resilience

After 15 years of trying to protect kids from bullying, bullying continues to plague kids in school. Finally other people are waking up to the possibility that there is a better way to reduce bullying: teaching kids to become resilient so they can handle it on their own. And Goldie Hawn is at the forefront of such efforts.

How Israel Can Bring Peace to the World

The eyes of the world are intensively focused on Israel. If the Jews can learn to create peace with their Arab neighbors, they can be a model for the rest of the world.

Principle #10: Education Is the Highest Form of Charity

When we try to protect kids from bullying, we are helping them for the moment, but hurting them in the long run. When we teach them how to handle it by themselves, we have helped them for a lifetime.

Why Therapy Failed Elliot Rodger

Elliot Rodger, who committed the horrific killing spree in Santa Barbara on May 23, like many of these rampage killers, had been seen by therapists. Why aren't therapists preventing their clients from committing massacres and suicides? It because therapists aren't routinely trained to teach them how to stop being bullied and rejected by their peers.

Why Telling on Bullies Backfires

Why is research finding that bullying is going up in school and the home instead of going down? It may have something to do with the instruction that kids must tell adult authorities when they are bullied. It leads to traingulation, which intensifies hostilies while preventing the kids from figuring out how to solve their problem on their own.

The Lincoln Nebraska Flier Fiasco

An elementary school in Lincoln, Nebraska has ignited a media firestorm of hatred and ridicule against it by disseminating a version of my rules for dealing with bullying. The school is not at fault. All blame should be directed towards me. I stand behind these rules and actively encourage their use.

New Edition of Unlearning Liberty

Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, by Greg Lukianoff, is possibly the most important book you can read. It is essential for recognizing and reversing the insidious process that has infected our country. It is now available in a more affordable, soft cover edition.

Why Schools Deny that Bullying Causes Suicide

Articles about bullied kids committing suicide routinely report that the school administration insists the suicide was not the result of bullying. Why do they deny the obvious? Perhaps it is a byproduct of our anti-bullying laws that hold schools legally responsible for the bullying among students.

Principal Number Nine: Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech is the solution to most bullying. Unfortunately, we have so greatly lost appreciation of its value that we are eagerly getting rid of it, especially in our schools. At popular urging, every state in our Union has passed anti-bullying laws forbidding anyone from saying anything that might offend someone.

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