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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sticks and Stones: Anderson Cooper on Bullying and the Power of Words

When I was a child, most adults had this automatic answer to reports from kids about name-calling and teasing: Stick and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.  We've learned a lot about the painful impact of bullying in recent years and this clip from Anderson Cooper, in an interview on the Ellen DeGeneres show, reveals how words can truly devastate: 

  I heard my daughter explain to a peer the other day, "Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can really hurt too, so be careful what you say."  I couldn't have said it better myself.

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