Bullied Kids Speak Out

Jodee Blanco, editor of Bullied Kids Speak Out.
Topic:
How bullied kids survive–and how you can too.
Issues: Different types of bullying, the problem with “zero tolerance” programs; how children should respond to bullies; the role of parents and teachers in stopping bullying; survival strategies for victims; how bullies can apologize.

Patient-Centered Research Answers Important Questions about Men’s Health

June is Men’s Health Month, a time when we men are encouraged to seek regular medical care and early treatment for disease and injury. But all too often, we face uncertain choices about what really are the best prevention and treatment options for our needs. And many of us have faced barriers or confusion navigating between different healthcare providers and health systems.

At the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), we’re working to make the situation easier by funding a wide variety of research projects designed to help men answer important questions about their health and health care. We’re comparing treatments to learn which are most effective for combatting the diseases that are the top killers of men. We are also funding research that looks at how the health system can become more effective in treating men. And we are doing it in a way that directly involves patients in the research process.

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Old-School Parenting + Empowering Bullied Kids

Michael Mascolo, author of 8 Keys to Old-School Parenting.
Topic:
Why the “old” ways of parenting might be better than the “new” ways.
Issues: The shift from adult-centered parenting to child-centered parenting and why it’s been a failure; when parental authority became a bad thing; how to value your authority as a parent; cultivating your child’s character; applying discipline instead of punishment; raising self-directed children who are active learners.

Jodee Blanco, editor of Bullied Kids Speak Out.
Topic:
How bullied kids survive–and how you can too.
Issues: Different types of bullying, the problem with “zero tolerance” programs; how children should respond to bullies; the role of parents and teachers in stopping bullying; survival strategies for victims; how bullies can apologize.

The Paranoid Dad’s Intro to Finding Secure Mobile Hotspots

mrdad - ATT  netgear mobile hotspot

mrdad - ATT  netgear mobile hotspotAT&T and NETGEAR provided a unit to facilitate this review. However, as with everything I write, all opinions are my own.

As a full-time writer, I can work anywhere; all I really need is a good Internet connection and an electrical outlet. Over the years, I’ve worked in hundreds of coffee shops, airports, offices, libraries, and dozens of hotels, and have taken full advantage of their free wi-fi. In a few cases, I even paid for it. But whether I paid or not, I’ve always clicked through the “Information sent over this network might be visible to others” warning without giving it a second thought. After all, nobody would really look at my data, right? Wrong. Very, very wrong.
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#MilitaryFamilyFriday: Acing the Military PFT

Throughout your military tenure—starting possibly even before you get to boot camp–you’ll be required to pass the standard PFT (physical fitness test) and meet basic weight standards. Here’s everything you need to know to totally crush the PFT. Read the rest of this article on my about.com minisite.

I’m always looking for great organizations, programs, and other resources to help the men and women who serve our country. If you’ve got a suggestion or referral, please drop an email to armin [at] mrdad [dot] com.