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Is Your Daughter a Bully?

That’s not a question too many parents ask.  But bullying may be on your daughter’s mind.  You might be able to steer to some good information (for bullies and for victims) by directing her this quiz    http://www.girlshealth.gov/bullying/quizzes/quiz.bullying.cfm    on the Girls’ Health site sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The site is dedicated to helping girls between the ages of 10 and 16 make healthy, positive choices.  In addition to bullying, topics include health, fitness, relationships, substance abuse prevention, nutrition and the future.

The site gives girls reliable information about the issues and pressures many of them encounter as they become young women. 

Many teens are unaware that giving someone the silent treatment, calling names, gossiping or texting to spread rumors are all forms of bullying.  Taking the quiz together may be a great way to open a conversation – to find out what your daughters think and how they feel about victims and perpetrators.  How do they relate to those who are different?  Those who may be less popular or less powerful?

The Girls Health tagline is “Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be You. Beautiful.” Imagine a site devoted to showing our daughters that being themselves is what makes women truly beautiful!

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  • AnnieB

    once again, you’ve offered a real public service here. Wish I’d known about this site 15 years ago (then again, I guess it wasn’t there then!)

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