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As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Your actions speak so loudly that I can’t hear your words!” Unfortunately, negative behavior undermines anything positive that you do. You may have heard more than once about a boy who grew up in a home where the father was physically or emotionally abusive to the mother. Guess what? He probably grew up to do the same.
This is the flip side to not being your child’s BFF. While you should not try to be your child’s best friend, you do need to develop a strong relationship with them. I am not saying that you need to be parent of the year; I am saying that you must be your child’s parent. As her parent, you will have a sense of authority that a best friend will not and cannot have. There will be times that this sense of authority will be absolutely critical.
Recently a 14 year old female student, Aria Jewett, a student at Oceanway Middle School in Duval County, Florida, received a beating so badly by another female student, it resulted in a basal skull fracture and concussion. Another student filmed the attack with a cell phone, while about thirty other students stood around and watched. … Read more
Oh Puleeeese, give me a break. Our schools and teachers are no worse than they were twenty or thirty years ago. What is worse, MUCH WORSE, is parent involvement or the lack there of. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have seen some parent drop their child off at the Tae … Read more
I am noticing a disturbing trend amongst the other comments about my approach to dealing with a bully. Let me say right up front that violence is not the answer. That attitude of violence comes from the “Boys will be boys” attitude. It comes from an ignorance of the overall issue of bullying. I am … Read more
So, why DO kids Bully? While there may be a multitude of reasons why anyone bullies another human being, bullying is actually not unique to humans. If you look around you can see it almost anywhere. I see it constantly in my own house. I have two cats. One is substantially larger than the other. I can see it … Read more