In a world where you can find pretty much anything you need online, I wondered if I could find something I am seeking: Friends. I mean IRL or ‘in real life friends’. I have lots of on-line friends and I love and cherish them, but there is something about a friend you can meet for coffee, have dinner with, or with whom you can just simply hang out. With my best friend … [Read more...] about Wanted: A Friend- or The Lonely Moms Club
I am an anti-bullying Mom. I have turned into a hard core advocate after walking into my daughter’s suicide attempt due to brutal bullying. Anti-bullying became my cause, and I fought it tooth and nail. I would call out bullying whenever I saw it. Every Single Time because even ONE instance of bullying is too much. We preach a lot to our kids to be kind, to be brave and … [Read more...] about Are We Teaching Our Kids How To Be Bullies?
There is this kid – a normal everyday kid who loves Legos and reading Diary of A Wimpy Kid, and Star Wars. He likes to play basketball and walk his dogs, and he says his prayers every night. He loves Elvis and the Beatles and sings them both, loudly and a little bit off key. He is described by everyone who knows him as a nice kid. A happy kid. He comes from a nice family. He … [Read more...] about What Is Mean? This is. Bullied In The Fourth Grade
Your family is supposed to be your safe haven, and where you go for support and protection. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. What do you do when the bully is family? Whenever families gather together, especially during holidays, there can be a lot of stress involved when there is that “one person” who bullies others. Often others ignore or accept the … [Read more...] about When The Bully Is Family
You’d think that once school ended, kids would get a break from bullying. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Bullies don’t take the summer off. In fact, many things that are hallmarks of summer are what can set up kids for being bullied which can take things from bad, to worse. Many places that kids hang out during the summer become a prime place for bullying: whether it be … [Read more...] about Bullies Don’t Take Summers Off