Words That People Should Know, Not Usually Taught in School

Glossary © like everything else on this website, definitions are copyright 2011- Linda Freedman, PhD, LCSW, LMFT Anonymity—the omniscience associated with Internet relationships; the opportunity to mask one’s identity or impersonate.  Anonymity emboldens predators who seek personal gain or sexual relationships via electronic communication. Bullying—a type of relationship abuse characterized by exclusion, physical attacks, and/or  name-calling.  … Continue reading


Service-Wise — Pride in the Public Eye Because our lawmakers and civil servants have to put the people first. We take it for granted, assume, that our city, county, state and federal officials are honest, that they operate with our best interests in mind. Our country has a militia, a military with several arms, the Army, Navy, … Continue reading


Relationship-smart business cultures Everyone knows that discrimination and sexual harassment are illegal, as are other types of relationship abuse. Employees fear of authority and job loss, don’t tell about harassment until it is too late. By that time, the damage is done, and someone is liable. Students fear the repercussions of bad grades. Teachers are … Continue reading


Team-Wise — Smarter Players, Smarter Coaches Because athletes are heroes. And our kids want to be just like them. Sports are ruled by drive and energy; we reward talent and strength. But players, even coaches, can feel the rush of the game, and they sometimes feel entitled to break rules, think they earned the privilege … Continue reading


School-Wise — Teaching Relationship Safety It isn’t new, romantic teacher-student relationships. Nor is bullying and teasing, often about sexual things. Body-image, social status, and mental health can be harmed in that supposedly idyllic setting—school. And teens, younger than ever before, are committing suicide. These stories are exploited, even romanticized on popular television shows and in … Continue reading