I want to start out by saying I am not a violent person. I do have a temper, but honestly, I hate drama and I realize that not nobody's kid is perfect, especially my kid. Kids make mistakes. They push buttons. They can be rude and say things without thinking. But I don't remember reading in the parenting manual that we have a right to mistreat them, or abuse them verbally. … [Read more...] about How Sometimes As A Mom I Just Want To Punch Some Adults In The Face
It's inevitable as a parent. At some point or another your child is going to come in the house crying, upset because another child has said or done something to hurt them physically or emotionally. Now kids will be kids, but there is a fine line between learned behavior and a child who bullies others. Trace has had a very rough time this week, being picked on by several boys … [Read more...] about Teaching Your Kids About Bullying
If you are in BC you heard the news. If you watch television you saw the reports. It never ceases to hurt my heart when I hear such a horrible tragedy has taken place and so close to home. I'm talking about a young girl named Amanda Todd. Who is Amanda Todd? Amanda was a young woman who had her whole life ahead of her and committed suicide in order to escape the horrific … [Read more...] about Why Bullying Must Stop – In Memory of Amanda Todd
It’s never nice for a parent to know their child has been a victim of bullying. But what happens when you discover your child is the bully? Helping kids cope and learn about the effects of bullying isn’t easy. But there are things you can do to make it easier for your child to understand how bullying makes another person feel. The other day my son came home, laughing because … [Read more...] about Talking to your teen about Bullying
It's common. One child picks on the other. Feeling get hurt. Tears fall and often parents are left wondering what they can do to help their child understand and accept this is a sad fact of growing up and living life. Although that may be true. There is a fine line between normal childhood troubles when forming relationships with peers, to bullying that can lead to missing … [Read more...] about Bullying is a serious issue: what to look for?