Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Parents need to be aware that with school back in session, the threat of bullying returns.

Rosalind Wiseman, author of a book that was the basis for the hit film “Mean Girls” and the author of the new book “Masterminds and Wingmen,” talks with WTOP about how parents can help both children who are bullied and those who do the bullying.

Bullied children perceive that bullies have a “mythological power” over them.

“They have to know reaching out for help is not weakness, it’s really another kind of skill,” she says.

Wiseman says parents need to realize children who are bullies may act differently at home.

“It takes some strength to be able to acknowledge and admit their child has the capacity and is being cruel to other children.”

She says parents need to hold their children accountable.

Listen to both parts of WTOP’s interview below:

10:10 a.m. – Rosalind Wiseman, author of ‘Masterminds and Wingmen’


How can parents help their kids if they are the targeted by a bully?

11:10 a.m. – Rosalind Wiseman, author of ‘Masterminds and Wingmen’


The unique challenges of raising boys and what parents should do if their children are accused of being bullies.

8:50 p.m. – Tom Merritt, host of Tech News Today on


Twitter heads for IPO status

8:10 p.m. – Mike McCarthy, editor-in-chief of DC Magazine


Fun weekends events around the region

7:40 p.m. Christian Toto, assistant editor at Big Hollywood


Reviewing Insidious 2 and how Hollywood blockbusters are changing

5:10 p.m. Edward-Isaac Dovere, senior White House reporter for POLITICO


The next steps on Syria

4:40 p.m. – Catherine Herridge, chief intelligence correspondent, Fox News


International control of chemical weapons

3:50 p.m. – David French, senior vice president for government relations, National Retail Federation


LRAA veto

3:10 p.m. – Janet Bodnar, Editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance


Explaining the Affordable Care Act provisions

2:20 p.m. – Mike DeBonis, Washington Post Columnist


Can the D.C. Council override Mayor Gray’s veto?

12:51 p.m. – Dave Ross, commentator


Syrian crisis on hold … time for another crisis

Metro’s leak problem and what it means


WTOP’s John Aaron reports

9:40 a.m. – Christine Brennan, USA TODAY columnist


Brennan is no longer using the Washington Redskins’ name in her column, deeming it too controversial.

9:10 a.m. – Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va)


Securing and disposing of chemical weapons in Syria.

8:20 a.m. – Tommy Wells, D.C. councilman


Tax lien reform and housing struggles in D.C.

7:40 a.m. – Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va)


Congressman Wittman shares his suggestions for securing and moving Syria’s chemical weapons.

7:10 a.m. – Rachel Smolkin, Politico’s deputy managing editor


Congress has a lot on their plate between Syria and a looming government shutdown. How are they dealing with it all?

6:40 a.m. – David Kay, former U.N. weapons inspector and now a senior fellow at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


How to move Syria’s chemical weapons.

Metro unveils new map with Silver Line


WTOP’s John Aaron reports.

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