Hey Kids – Just say “NO!” But you’ve been programmed to say “YES!”

I’m going to call it “The Great Parenting Paradox”. Kids are told to “JUST SAY NO!” after they’ve been conditioned since their first “NO” to say “YES”. Countless parenting articles offer advice for turning a child’s “NO” into “YES”. Learning “NO” is important for child development yet adults unrealistically expect kids who have been encouraged during theContinue reading “Hey Kids – Just say “NO!” But you’ve been programmed to say “YES!””

8 Reasons Why Victims of Bullying Do Not Tell

Most targets do not tell a single person what is happening to them. Bully abuse is EPIDEMIC because it festers in silence. In my opinion SILENCE is NOT “golden” when it comes to bullying. Being victimized by bullying can have significant consequences leaving victims feeling alone, isolated and humiliated. The reasons are diverse and varyContinue reading “8 Reasons Why Victims of Bullying Do Not Tell”

Bullying Myth #12: Schools bear no clear responsibility for bullying

                  Bullying has become a national issue, so much so that 47 states, including Massachusetts and New York, have passed anti-bully laws that define bullying and require schools to act when it’s reported. Even so, some schools still aren’t taking it seriously, author John Mayer says. And this isContinue reading “Bullying Myth #12: Schools bear no clear responsibility for bullying”

Bullying Myth #11: When bullies use homophobic taunts they’re always referring to the victim’s sexual orientation

Increasingly, bullies taunt other kids by calling them “gay,” even though neither party actually knows what the word means — especially in the younger grades. “This is where parental and social modeling come into effect,” Author John Mayer says. Kids hear the word used as a putdown, and they repeat it. “They’re mimicking language,” heContinue reading “Bullying Myth #11: When bullies use homophobic taunts they’re always referring to the victim’s sexual orientation”

18 Rules of Living because “It’s a Small World”

Hey Kids (of all ages), “It’s a Small World After All” so try to live kindly and thoughtfully. Love, Cara Zara +++++++