Bullying, Life & Stuff with Rhonda Orr

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Sometimes, well-meaning people get caught up in details and lose sight of the real problems they’re trying to address. This week, we heard from a woman who is unhappy that some parents she knows are battling to prove that their child’s situatio
Some people work hard to provide for their families. And then some just work hard. Too hard. Too much. It’s not to provide for their family. They may say that, but it’s really not the case. This week, we heard from a woman whose husband is a wo
Have you noticed how angry people are these days? Every little thing sets them off. Road rage is common. And we no longer get along with the cashier at the store, or the teller at the bank. What’s going on here? And how do we change it back? Th
When you’re a parent, you might think everything your child does is special. But there are limits. When a child embraces mediocrity and doesn’t really try, how should the parent react? That’s the question from a concerned mother this week. Her
Remember when people were polite? It’s been a while, but I can. They acted with civility because they were taught to be civil. And it was expected. Now manners are a forgotten relic. And that is a shame. Everyone benefits when we’re kind to eac
You could call it jealousy … or you might call it envy. Or maybe resentment.It’s the way some people treat pretty women. They’re accused of caring too much about their looks, simply because of how they appear.Of course, the same people who sham
One of the basic human needs is to feel as if we belong with others. That why intentionally being left out hurts so much. It causes deep damage, and the emotional wounds take a long time to heal. This week, we heard from a woman who’s friend ha
One of the basic human needs is to feel as if we belong with others. That why intentionally being left out hurts so much. It causes deep damage, and the emotional wounds take a long time to heal. This week, we heard from a woman who’s friend ha
Once upon a time, not so long ago, people were courteous. They held doors open for each other, said “Please” and “Thank you,” and apologized if they bumped into someone. Nowadays, a lot of the courtesy is gone. It’s especially true between frie
When kids are overweight, they become an easy target for bullies. Not only can the stress of being victimized cause them to eat more, but the continual abuse can lead kids to develop long-term psychological problems. Ultimately, the solution, f
If your child is a bully, you may not know that unless or until someone tells you. Bullies don’t come with labels and they don’t have a certain look. If you are told that your kid is bullying others, you may be tempted to fall back on the paren
If your child is a bully, you may not know that unless or until someone tells you. Bullies don’t come with labels and they don’t have a certain look. If you are told that your kid is bullying others, you may be tempted to fall back on the paren
If you’ve heard of CBD, you probably have questions. It’s being touted as a cure for dozens of health problems, from anxiety and depression, to Parkinson ’s disease symptoms. Whether it actually works is still in question to many medical profes
Children who are victims of bullies often don’t want their parents to know. They also may not want their parents to help fix the problem. You can see why they may not think adults get it. Some of their solutions just aren’t realistic. Today’s l
Kids are a lot more observant than some adults realize, and they learn more of their behaviors from adults than we’d like to admit. When adults are uncivil, it gives permission to kids to act the same way. This week’s letter is from a man who i
Have you been to a mall lately? Odds are, you haven’t. They used to be a lot more popular than they are today. Every day, you can find a news story about one closing down. The malls that are still open are often not very exciting. They may be o
Bullying is on the rise, and rising along with it is suicide among its victims. But something else seems to be going up, too: Bully fatigue. Like so many other widespread problems, it seems that people are getting tired of hearing about bullyin
Bullying is on the rise, and rising along with it is suicide among its victims. But something else seems to be going up, too: Bully fatigue. Like so many other widespread problems, it seems that people are getting tired of hearing about bullyin
When people start a relationship, they go into it with great expectations. Things are going to be fantastic, and you’ll live happily ever after. But what about if the situation changes? People do change, and when they do, if you feel you’re gr
Have you told a lie today? Be honest. Odds are, you have. It’s tough to live in a civilized culture without fibbing a bit, if only to protect others’ feelings. But on the deep end of the spectrum, there are the chronic liars. These are people w
These days, it seems like people are less happy than they used to be. We have a whole generation of young adults who base their own self-image on how they compare to others. And they always come up short. That’s because the other people they’re
Today, we’re going to discuss a touchy subject. Racism. Our letter this week is from a white woman who feels she’s being unfairly accused of being a racist by her black co-workers. She doesn’t understand why. Maybe color isn’t the root of the p
We talk a lot about bullying on this show. But sometimes, it’s good to go back to the basics. A mom wrote us this week asking what defines bullying. That’s a question I’m always happy to answer because it’s a reminder that bullying isn’t simply
Have you ever been told you have too many children? If not, consider yourself lucky, because people who will tell you that you have too many kids generally won’t listen to you explain why you have the number you do. It’s really none of their bu
When a parent becomes violent, it can destroy a family. Children always suffer. And sometimes, grandparents become involved, too. Today’s letter is from a woman whose husband was convicted of domestic violence. They’re no longer together. Now,
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