Has gaslighting conditioned women into thinking ‘they’re’ emotionally unstable?

Gaslighting is psychological abuse and a form of manipulation used to drive someone crazy. False information is presented to the victim, making them doubt their own memory and perception. It may simply be the denial by an abuser that previous abusive incidents ever occurred, or it could be the staging of bizarre events by the abuser with the intention of disorienting the victim, enabling abuser's lies to live. So Why's It Called That? The term "gaslighting" was introduced to the public … [Read more...]

Your Child: Bully or Victim?

  Your Child: Bully or Victim?     There has been a great deal of discussion in the professional and the lay literature regarding bullying. In this book, Your Child: Bully or Victim? Understanding and Ending School Yard Tyrany, Sheras and Tippins provide a thorough analysis of the problem and specific interventions. They employ excellent vignettes to illustrate their point and support their advice with research. It provides much more than most books on bullying and victimization. And … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: 'Bullying is Not Cool'

  'Bullying is Not Cool'       Sometimes my toddler sings, “Don’t bother me” and every time he does I can’t help but smile. Once I teasingly asked him, “Who’s bothering you?” I found this amusing until this week. I got serious when I thought of Shane, a character on the soap opera, One Life to Live. I thought of what would happen if he said to the kid who was bullying him, “Don’t bother me.” It was discovered that Shane was receiving threatening messages on his laptop. This had been happening … [Read more...]

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