How to Cope with Exclusion Bullying

How to Cope with Exclusion Bullying

Have you ever been told someone doesn’t want to play with you? Maybe it happened during class, or in kindergarten, or in high school? Perhaps you were the only one not invited to a birthday party? Know how emotionally painful that feels? Well, I do too. When we’re...
When One Size Doesn’t Fit All

When One Size Doesn’t Fit All

By the time I was twelve years old and started middle school, my family had moved three times. I remember how hard it was to start over; find my place within already established friendship groups. These children had known each other from kindergarten. In order to...
Why Playing CyberBall Is No Fun

Why Playing CyberBall Is No Fun

When Kipling Williams of Purdue University experienced exclusion by a couple of Frisbee throwers at a park, he designed a technique called Cyberball. Are we as independent as we think? It’s easy to kid ourselves we’re more independent than we think we are....