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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 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...
Note from Carrie: Writing this piece for U.S. News and World Report was very important to me both professionally and personally. Childhood anxiety is a critical issue, especially for adoptees. "A child prone to anxiety has a brain that automatically fills...
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.