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Principle Number Six: Turn the Other Cheek

The ancient solution to physical bullying Published on May 21, 2012 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying This is an installment in a series called “Ten Principles for Moral Discipline.” They are meant to form the basis of a moral, effective school bullying policy. Much of the aggression among children is physical. […]

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Principle Number Five: Love Your Enemy

The anti-bully movement is unintentionally promoting hatred. This is an installment in a series called “Ten Principles for Moral Discipline.” They are meant to form the basis of a moral, effective school bullying policy. Published on February 20, 2012 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying The idea of “loving your enemy” was […]

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Anti-Bully Laws Are a Violation of the Golden Rule

by Izzy KalmanMarch 25, 2010Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying Governments all over the world have been passing school anti-bullying laws with the expectation that they will make children safe from bullying in school. Rather than schools becoming safer with the passage of these laws, they apparently are having a reverse effect. Bullying […]

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Ladakh: A Society with No Bullies–Or Victims!

by Izzy KalmanNovember 17, 2009Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying I often say, “The place where no one bullies anyone is Heaven, and you have to die to get in.” We are trying to get rid of bullying from our schools, but we are failing because we are alive, and living people are […]

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Who Really Killed 11 Year Old Jaheem Herrera?

by Izzy KalmanAugust 27, 2009Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying According to a new report, bullying did not kill Jaheem Herrera. Jaheem Herrera is the tragic fifth grader from Georgia who committed suicide last April, supposedly because he was being called “gay” and “snitch” by kids in school. This happened a mere two […]

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Tenth Anniversary of the Columbine Shooting

by Izzy KalmanMay 7, 2009Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying I’m sending this blog entry a couple of weeks after the 10th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. That date–April 20–is important to me because the Columbine shooting was the event that made me realize my mission to teach the world a better way […]

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Anti-Bully Laws Represent the Failure of Psychology

by Izzy KalmanMarch 16, 2009Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying There is something very few people understand. I’ve written about this before in my newsletters, but I’ve become acutely aware of it again thanks to many of the critical comments I’ve gotten to my Psychology Today blog entries. So many believe that people […]

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The “Perfect” Anti-Bully Law

by Izzy KalmanMarch 3, 2009Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying For years, I have been wondering why I am the only mental health professional in the world that has been warning the public against anti-bully laws. If these laws so obviously violate the psychological principles I learned, they must also violate the psychological […]

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Biased Researchers Fuel Bully Witch-Hunt–Part One

by Izzy KalmanJanuary 26, 2009Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying Both the general and the professional communities have been led to believe that the highest level of truth is to be found in peer-reviewed research journals. Our professional organizations have been informing us with increasing frequency that we need to follow research-based procedures. […]

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