Nobody thinks that their sweet little baby will grow up into a bully. Unfortunately, some parents experience a rude awakening in the form of call from school or from another parent, where they learn that their child has been bullying others. There are numerous ways to ensure that your child has the greatest possible chance to learn to be kind and empathic to peers.
Here is a new guest post from another person who struggles with her in-laws. Here and here are other examples. I’ve written here and here about how to deal with inlaw or parent problems, which are unfortunately very common. If couples don’t agree on how to handle these issues, it can sabotage the marriage, which is something that I see a lot in couples counseling. It is about to be my 1 year anniversary. A year ago, my husband’s family ruined our wedding.
Reader Trying To Be Amicably Divorced writes,Is it a bad idea to occasionally invite my ex to have dinner with the children and myself? We did share a meal recently and on the way home my 5 year daughter old became very emotional and questioned why mommy and daddy can’t be together and why I don’t simply move back into the house we all used to live in. YIKES! What I thought would be a nice dinner for all of us backfired on me! Perhaps when the children are older we can re-attempt?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".