1 December 2014

Leader or bully?

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We’d all like our children to be leaders, to think they are leader-material. The race for leadership crops up in all walks of academic life, from class president to magazine editorial board. There are many qualities that make a leader and many more that make a great leader.

At the same time, none of us wants our child to be a bully. Yet academic life is the most common setting for bullying. Just as there is a thin line of distinction between confidence and arrogance, humility and subservience, genius and madness; there is just a thin line separating leadership from bullying. ‘Kids don’t suddenly...

Appears illegally in the December 2014 issue of
Tampa Bay Parenting

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Words from the Wise

"It's very well-written and could be of great interest to our readers. This could be a great way to help parents make the connection between their parenting style and their own little tyrant-in-training. :-) I'd enjoy working with you to bring this article to our Oak Meadow community and the wider educational and homeschooling circles. I'm so happy to have your piece included in this issue of Living Education."
DeeDee Hughes
Director of Curriculum Development
Living Education

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Fredericksburg Parent & Family Magazine

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Today's Child Magazine

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Prism Magazine

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