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Archive | November, 2004

A Rough Measure of Children’s Behavior Problems

by Izzy Kalman (November 2004) In the previous issue, I presented a few rough guidelines for assessing the prognosis for helping couples with marital difficulties. Today I want to present the rough guideline I use to determine how difficult it will be to help with children’s behavior problems. In contrast to the four questions I […]

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Racism and Freedom of Speech

by Izzy Kalman (November 2004) I am a strong proponent of Freedom of Speech, and demonstrate repeatedly at my seminars through role- playing that the true practice of Freedom of Speech is the solution to bullying. It even works with racial, religious, gender, and sexual-orientation harassment. I have volunteers come up and play a bigot. […]

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Let’s Help Bankrupt the Schools

by Izzy Kalman (November 2004) I often say that the best psychologists are comedians. You are more likely to find truth about human beings from comedians or comedy writers than from experts in human behavior. Comedians see us for the fools we really are, with all our faults and weaknesses. One my favorite TV shows […]

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The Emotional Welfare State

by Izzy Kalman (November 2004) My “Turning Bullies into Buddies” seminar draws more criticism than my “Anger Control Seminar,” though the contents and philosophy are very similar. This is probably because I make it clear in the “bullies” seminar that I believe the very idea of a campaign against “bullies” is misguided and unethical. Understandably, […]

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