Bully to Superkid Power with Self-Help Skills

September 1, 2014 Bullying 0 Comments

The bully leader was in third grade. He was a smart guy but had a need to push others around and be the head honcho. He happened to have friends who enjoyed group bullying others. The week I taught the concept of how to say “NO” to negative peer pressure

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Ruby Bridges Day

February 23, 2014 Bullying 0 Comments

Imagine being this little girl. LITTLE GIRL. And having this kind of courage. She changed the course of history. Thank you, Ruby Bridges. Thank you, protective adults, including her mom, brave teacher, and service men. Today is Ruby Bridges Day, to commemorate a brave little girl’s entry into an all-white

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Consider Self-Esteem an Anecdote for Bullying

November 8, 2013 Bullying 0 Comments

My son was 9 years old when the other boys bullied him and made fun of his name. It was at a slumber party which meant he was isolated and left to be considered outside the accepted circle. When he returned home the next day, he told me about what

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Creative Outlets can Reduce Bullying, Boredom and Bad Moods

September 24, 2013 Bullying 0 Comments

Brain-light fun! When kids get to explore new things, be creative and have fun, one wonders how this impacts the persons they become in later life. My grandies love going to Kidtime where the imagination runs in all directions. Took them yesterday and so enjoy witnessing their adventures with building

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Anti-Bullying: Bullies Need to Learn Skilled Choices

September 14, 2013 Bullying 0 Comments

Simply put, when a bully projects ill upon someone he/she is targeting, it is the same as throwing knots of tension onto someone. The knots of tension are stored up in the bully until the bully cannot hold the tension and discomfort of what lives inside, so a temporary bandaid

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Prevent Child Stress with Anti-Bullying Education

September 12, 2013 Bullying 0 Comments

Anti-bullying begins with helping young children to know what bullying is, that it is not a good choice, that there are options to get something worked out by asking for help from an adult, earning communication skills AND by having empathy regarding the fact that anyone doing bullying does not

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Bullied by a Copperhead Snake

May 5, 2011 Bullying 0 Comments

It was dusk but in the Kansas basement there was less light than outside the garage door where Dad was doing the bar-b-que. In 1959 I was ten years old, happily playing outside in the sultry summer evening when I ran into the basement to get a jump rope. Without

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