Even with school out for the summer, I continually see articles throughout the newspaper about bullying! This is an epidemic that we need to do something about. Adults need to be aware of the this problem and need to take on the responsibility for educating the youth that they come into contact with about the effects of bullying. Bullying is present in every environment that children find themselves immersed in- whether it is cyberspace, the playground, or the baseball field. Take some time to observe the way children are treating one another. How does your child respond in different situations? Have you participated in conversations with your child about how to handle bullying situations? It is recommended that if you have not engaged in conversations yet, it is a good time to start!