How to Handle Bullies and Being Bullied at School

The Learning Curve January 2, 2012   Vicki Abadesco

How to Handle Bullies and Being Bullied at School

The issue of the effects of bullying at school has recently received nationwide prominence and it is a serious problem.

Bullying and being bullied not only interferes with a child’s success at school, academically, socially and health wise, but it can have life-long lasting ill affects on a person.

Today’s guest on The Learning Curve with Roger & Virginia is Vicki Abadesco, the director of Soul Shoppe, an organization devoted to helping students, teachers and parents eliminate bullying in our schools by giving students, teachers and parents the communication tools and techniques proven to be successful in handling bullies, student conflicts and the effects of being bullied.

Soul Shoppe last year alone served 75,000 elementary students nationwide through its school-wide workshops and assemblies.

Vicki Abadesco has some wonderful resources at her website.

Hear Vicki explain how Soul Shoppe’s program achieves:

  • Optimal Learning Environments based on a Foundation of Respect
  • Personal Empowerment based on awareness of choices we make
  • Skill Building to navigate life powerfully
  • Community Enhancement promoting empathy and a high level of functioning for all
  • Joyful Living—encouraging a sense of freedom on all we do

We see this as an important program for, as we state in the Professional Edition of our book, How to Learn-How to Teach: Overcoming the Seven Barriers to Comprehension, an “Area of Fear” is one of the vital fundamentals that must be handled if a student (or adult) is going to be able to actually correctly apply their attention to studying and learning anything.

Vicki points out that in the presence of fear a person’s brain and ability to learn actually shuts down.


Clock here to listen January 2, 2012 Vicki Abedesco

Roger and Virginia at The Learning Curve

Dr. Robyn Odegaard Reveals the 7 No-Fail Secrets to Stop the Drama!

The Learning Curve May 30, 2011

Dr. Robyn Odegaard Reveals the 7 No-Fail Secrets to Stop the Drama!

Roger and Virginia interview Dr. Robyn Odegaard PhD., on issues concerning the drama of upset relationships and disharmony in families, sports teams and the corporate workplace. “Doc Robyn” reveals the 7 No-Fail Secrets to Stop the Drama.  Doc Robyn is President of Champion Performance Development (, Founder of the Stop the Drama! Campaign ( and author of the soon to be available book Stop the Drama! The Ultimate Guide to Female Teams. Her doctoral degree is in psychology of organizations with a concentration in sport and performance. Following a successful career of applying her principles in corporate America, she has taken her leadership, teamwork, communication and conflict handling strategies and created a framework for young women, coaches and parents that enable them to put an end to the drama of relationship disharmony that too often afflict their endeavors.  Doc Robyn is a frequent speaker and coach to Athletic Trainers, Networking Groups, countless college student bodies; and even theNCAAWomenCoachesAcademy. This is a must hear interview for parents who see a need for improved relationships with their student children. It will also help them help their children to better grades. This is Part 1 of a two part interview with Dr. Robyn Odegaard PhD. Here you’ll learn the secrets that earned Doc Robyn accolades such as these from her clients: “Doc Robyn made a big impact on our team! I don’t know where we’d be without her.” And, “Doc Robyn helped our team become whole again. I am eternally grateful for what she did.”

Click here to listen May 30, 2011

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