Tag: bullying

Bullying in Schools: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound...

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I’ve got some pretty ridiculous parenting nightmares floating around in my head. For instance, my biggest fear while pregnant was that my kid would...

Bullying: One Mom’s Perspective on Helping Your Kids Cope

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As many as 28% of all kids from 6th through 12th grade report having been bullied. This particular subject...

Bullying and the 3 Most Powerful Words We Can Teach Our...

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At some point in our lives as parents, we all worry about bullying and the effects it will have on our children. We hope...

Middle School

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A few years ago, I was asked to help run a swim curriculum for the local middle school. One where my own daughter was...

Making a “Tween Tote”: A Tangible Step in Easing the Transition...

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August is here. The time to sort through clothes to figure out what fits and what doesn’t (not to mention what’s fashionable or “so...

A Letter To My Daughters

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A Letter to My Daughters I wrote this letter when you girls were 10 and 12. That’s fourth and sixth grade. I first thought to...

My 5 Year Old Was Called The “B” Word . ....

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It’s not the “B” word that you are thinking of. Honestly, I think I could have handled that word better than the word she...

Why Is This Happening?

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The year was 1983 and I was in the first grade.  I was so excited for show-and-tell that day, and I let a few...

Ask Shauna: What the Heck to Say to Kids about Bullying

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Q: My son came home from second grade yesterday and told me about another boy from our neighborhood getting bullied by a group of...

The Time My Son Was Called A Sh*t Face.

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My son was called a “sh*t face” by his so-called friend at school a few weeks ago. You read that correctly. Sh*t. Face. You should...