Kindness matters. Kindness saves lives. Being the target of relentless bullying wears you down. What is bullying? Here is the legal definition: Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are… Read More Are you who our youth need us to be?
*a revised repost Bullying Is Not New. “There’s so much complaining about bullying these days. Kids just need to toughen up.” I’ve heard that numerous times. It’s not easy, though. Being the target of relentless bullying wears you down. Yes, as a child, I was bullied. I believe it began with a girl named Betsy.… Read More Bullying is an Attack on Self-Worth
Does It Matter? “Does anyone have an iPad charger I can borrow?” he asked. “Yes, but not for you,” she quipped. This brief conversation took place on a Friday afternoon during a class of 9th graders, words spoken in front of all their peers. Such a simple conversation, yet no hesitation that those words can… Read More Bullying or Just Plain Mean?