Getting to the Heart of Bullying Prevention

pulling out one strand, one problem and one perspective at a time…

Susan Raisch

Author & Speaker

Before becoming a bullying prevention and leadership advocate, Susan Raisch 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. She also recently worked with the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) in the WTC Health Program, which treats and monitors the health of the FDNY certified 9/11 first responders.

The Book

Superheroes Wear Mom Jeans

Bullying issues start young – and solutions are just like a good pair of jeans. There’s no such thing as “one size fits all.” With the help of national experts in the fields of parenting, psychology, child development, bullying prevention, online safety and leadership, Superheroes Wear Mom Jeans: The Tangled Ball® Guide to Anti-Bullying for Parents of Young Children untangles ten strings in the messy complicated tangled ball of peer mistreatment to help parents, the Superheroes, raise happy little leaders. Leadership is the anti-bully.

The Challenge

Bullying behavior peaks in middle school but begins as early as 4 years old.

Bullying impacts millions of children each year. The effects of targeted mean behavior are messy, complicated and hurtful. It’s a Tangled Ball. But hey, we’re moms and dads, teachers and principals, coaches and mentors. We’re not afraid of messy.

Tangled Ball’s mission is to provide high-quality information and resources for parents, parent groups and schools to help untangle a few strings during the pre-K through elementary school years. Bullying behavior peaks in middle school but begins as early as 4 years old. And although most initiatives are created for schools, home is the foundation for learning.


March 20, 2020 in anti-bully, anti-bullying, kids, kindness, leadership, News, Scholastic, sibling bullying, sibling rivalry, siblings

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March 12, 2020 in News

Coronavirus Tips

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January 22, 2020 in News, Uncategorized

Belonging and the Tangled Ball of Bullying

That’s so Brené Brown of you. Which is what my son said to me when we were talking about this year’s personal word. It’s his tradition to ask people to come up with one word that would capture their approach…

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