Bullying: A Big Complicated Problem with Many Simple Solutions

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Bullying Advice from Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus speaks out about how it feels to be "bullied" by the press and paparazzi. People can judge and say she is so rich and famous, she has nothing to complain about...but she does have feelings.

And if those feelings will help your child, especially daughter, feel they're not alone, my advice is to use it. I think one of the toughest aspects of bullying is the loneliness and the sense that it only happens to you. That somehow you deserve it. Well, Miley is rich and famous enough to say, "Cut it out. It hurts."

No one -- and I mean no one -- likes to be the target of mean things. Seriously, it doesn't matter how old you are, how successful you are or how talented you are, almost everyone has self doubts. And every bully knows that those self doubts are the bulls eye.

Next time your daughter seems shaken from being at the wrong end of someone's mean comments or attacks, tell them about Miley. Especially if she's a fan. And listen to "The Climb." Whether you personally like Miley or not, it's a good song with a good message for growing souls.

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