TITLE: “BULLIED: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear”
SPECIAL GUEST: Carrie Goldman
Multiple-award-winning author Carrie Goldman became an unexpected voice for the antibullying movement after her blog post about her daughter Katie’s bullying experience went viral and an online community of support generated international attention.
In Bullied, Goldman brings together the expertise of leading authorities with the candid accounts of families dealing firsthand with peer victimization to present proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and carry themselves with confidence; call each other out on cruelty; resolve conflict; cope with teasing, taunting, physical abuse, and cyberbullying; and be smart consumers of technology and media. Bullied won a National Parenting Publication Award and a Mom’s Choice Award, both at the gold medal level, which is the highest honor offered.
Carrie Goldman is the author of the award-winning book Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear (Harper Collins, 2012). She also writes an internationally-followed blog called Portrait of an Adoption for ChicagoNow, the online community hosted by the Chicago Tribune.
Carrie blogs regularly for PsychologyToday.com and the Huffington Post. Her parenting expertise has been featured on NPR, MSNBC, CNN Headline News, ABC Radio, cnn.com, HLN, WGN TV and WGN radio, HuffPost Live, Daytime, Mondays with Marlo, Babble.com, alternet.org, and many other media outlets. She travels around the country speaking to companies, schools and community groups about issues such as bullying prevention, intervention, and reconciliation; adoption support; navigating an open adoption; digital citizenship in an age of cyberbullying; restorative justice; resolving social conflict; and the cultural effects of gender-based marketing.
In November 2010, Carrie wrote an article for her blog about the taunting her first grade daughter Katie received for being a female Star Wars fan. The article went viral and made international headlines, inspiring Star Wars fans around the globe to speak out in defense of the little geek girl. This experience was the catalyst that launched Carrie’s interest in researching and learning about bullying