What is Tangled Ball®?
Bullying is messy and complicated. In other words, it’s a tangled ball of unpredictable behavior—perpetually challenging for children and parents alike. And although there’s no “one size fits all” solution, no child who faces bullying should ever feel alone or diminished.
That means anti-bullying requires leadership, first on the part of a parent, and then, as children come of age, through their own strength and character.
Tangled Ball® is about untangling the multiple factors involved, one string at a time. Our mission is to help promote the best messages and the most effective tools to recognize it at its core and to deal with it effectively on every level, from the playground to our computers at home.
As we unravel the strings of this tangled ball, we discover the merits and never-ending value of self-awareness, empathy, empowerment, education, communication, parent involvement, school climate, and skill development.
The goal of Tangled Ball® is to help anyone who has a stake in the welfare of children to untangle the problems of bullying—one string at a time.
Susan S. Raisch is the founder of TangledBall.com and author of the newly released book, Superheroes Wear Mom Jeans: The Tangled Ball® Guide to Anti-Bullying for Parents of Young Children.
Before becoming a bullying prevention and leadership advocate, Susan was a public relations and public affairs consultant for more than 25 years, specializing in issues that affect the home, education, and health. She has worked on projects for a wide variety of television and publishing companies, including HBO, MTV, Sesame Workshop, Scholastic, and HISTORY, among many others.