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The Golden “Law”

by Izzy Kalman (March 2003) Why shouldn’t we punish kids when they say mean things to each other? This is a very difficult idea for many adults to accept. At my Anger Control Made Easy Seminars, I have increasingly been referring to the Golden Rule as the ultimate recipe for a happy and successful life. […]

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Dan Olweus, Crusader Against Bullies

by Izzy Kalman (February 2003) Dan Olweus, a Norwegian psychologist and researcher, is the “Freud” of the modern anti-schoolyard-bullying movement. He was the first to become known for doing psychological research on bullying and is considered the ultimate authority in the subject. Unfortunately, his approach to reducing bullying promotes a victim mentality in society. Olweus […]

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Itchy and Scratchy

by Izzy Kalman (December 2002) I’ve often said that comedians are the best psychologists. Comedians (and I include comedy writers in this category) know real human nature. They show us what we are like without the disguises. Because it shows us for the shnooks we really are, comedy is so much fun. One of the […]

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The Promotion of The Victim Mentality

by Izzy Kalman (December 2002) The Western World is moving in a dangerous direction – with good intentions, of course. In the interest of helping people, we are legislating policies that are anti-therapeutic and reduce individual responsibility for one’s actions. To prevent anyone from experiencing the misery of being a victim, we are unwittingly teaching […]

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How to Cure Finicky Eaters

by Izzy Kalman (December 2001) Is mealtime a headache for you? Are you being tormented by a child who’s driving you crazy with his picky eating? Here you are, working hard to prepare healthy, delicious meals for your family. But this kid thinks your food’s not fit for human consumption. Everyone else loves your food, […]

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