05 Jun '11, 5am

Some School Bullies Might Just Be Sleep-Deprived:

Some School Bullies Might Just Be Sleep-Deprived:

Everyone, at one point or another, experienced school bullies. Some of us may even have been those bullies, although we don't like to admit to it now. But it's generally accepted that bullies are not sympathetic characters, and that their behavior is difficult to defend. A new study from 341 Michigan elementary schoolchildren may, however, overturn some of the stereotypes of school bullies. According to Tara Parker-Pope, who wrote about the study for her New York Times "Well" blog , the problem of bullying may be better addressed, not by punishment and disciplinary action, but by "paying attention to some of the unique health issues associated with aggressive behavior." What are these health issues? One of them is sleep-deprivation. The children who had behavioral issues, which sometimes included bullying but also could include general classroom disruptiveness, were twice ...

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