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Carrie writes about a wide variety of topics for multiple media outlets. Her five main areas of expertise are 1). Bullying prevention; 2). Digital citizenship and social media behaviors; 3). Restorative justice; 4). Parenting and mental health; and 5). Adoption dynamics
Under the umbrella of bullying prevention, Carrie has written about:
- the difference between normal social conflict and true bullying
- de-escalation techniques for managing peer conflict
- avoiding a culture of victim-blaming
- acting as a witness or ally instead of a bystander
- effects of binary gender culture and gender-based marketing
- using social emotional learning skills to increase social competencies
- diversity and inclusion and anti-bias training
Under the umbrella of digital citizenship and social media behaviors, Carrie has written about:
- cyberbullying prevention and response
- the effect of social anxiety on social media behaviors
- social media addiction and misuse
- sexting and risky behaviors through social media
Under the umbrella of restorative justice, Carrie has written about:
- shifting from a punitive model to a community model
- responding to misbehavior with pro-social methods
- learning the continuum of restorative practices
- implementing classroom sharing circles and peacemaking circles
Under the umbrella of parenting, Carrie has written about:
- Infant loss, pregnancy loss and grief
- Sensory processing disorder in children
- Anxiety and related mental health conditions in children
- ADHD in children
- Raising children both biological and adopted
- Bullying and social dynamics in children
Under the umbrella of adoption dynamics, Carrie has written about:
- Adoptees and mental health
- Validating adoptee experiences
- Ethical adoption
- Trans-racial adoption
- Understanding adoption trauma
- Creating emotionally healthy adoptive families
Note from Carrie: This piece for the NYT examines the measures we use to assess if our teens are doing okay during the lengthy pandemic. Alix MacDonald is 17 years old, and the future weighs heavily on her mind. A high school senior in Chicago, she was “stressed a...
Note from Carrie: This piece examined some of the difficulties that kids are having with remote learning during the pandemic, and it offers some strategies for families to try. By Carrie Goldman@CarrieMGoldman By Carrie Goldman Dec. 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. CST Add to...
Note from Carrie: This was the second piece in a two-part series for Encyclopedia Britannica's Parenting vertical. The article is about how to respond to bullying situations from different points of view, depending on whether your child is an aggressor, a target, or a...
Note from Carrie: This was the first in a two-part series for Encyclopedia Britannica's Parenting vertical. The piece is about preventing bullying relationships in kids. By Carrie Goldman@CarrieMGoldman Sylvia Moore’s seven-year-old son, Ryan, is attending a local...
Note from Carrie: This piece was featured as one of Motherwell Magazine's Top Ten Most Read Pieces of 2020. This was a personal essay about the conflict our family feels as Harry Potter fans with a trans child. We struggle to reconcile J.K. Rowlings' comments about...
Note from Carrie: Writing this piece for Your Teen Magazine was very relevant for me, given that I am currently raising children in elementary school, middle school, and high school. The pressure to fit into friendship groups is a common concern. It’s a frequent...
Workshops & Trainings
Bullying and Social Conflict
Gain the critical skills needed to prevent and respond to bullying and unkindness.
How can your community begin to implement restorative practices?
Social Media & Risky Behaviors
Carrie tackles the tricky topic of dealing with kids and the impulsive decisions they make using social media.