Why good kids sometimes act cruelly. A psychologist and a school principal explain the importance of the pre-teen years in heading off mean behavior. They offer strategies for kids, parents and teachers to deal with teasing, bullying and other bad behaviors.


  • Patrick Welsh English teacher, T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, Va., and frequent writer on issues in education.
  • Melody Meade Principal, Primary School,Washington International School.
  • Carl Pickhardt author of "Why Good Kids Act Cruel" and "The Everything Parent's Guide to Positive Discipline"; he is also a psychologist in a private counseling practice.

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