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Added by Annie Jollymore on September 13, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments
Much of what is written about bullying focuses on what to do if your child is a victim. Little is written on what to do if your child is actually a bully. When parents find out their child has been bullying others, I have witnessed them initially respond in a variety of different ways: utter shame and guilt, tempered anger, quiet embarrassment or denial and defensiveness.
Neither response is ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ and frankly, I would never want to be in that position.
We want our…Continue
Added by Annie Jollymore on August 29, 2012 at 10:36pm — No Comments
“Letters To My Bully,” A Lesson in Empathy
By Katherine Prudente, LCAT, RDT
Huffington Post blogger Kergan Edwards-Stout posted an interview with Azaan Kamau, editor of the new anthology,“Letters To My Bully.” Mr. Edwards-Stout wrote the preface to the anthology as well as a letter to his own bully. He was the target of cruel bullying for years after coming out as a gay teen.
After reading Mr. Edwards-Stouts letter, I sat teary-eyed at my desk. Empathy. It was powerful,…Continue
Added by Annie Jollymore on August 29, 2012 at 10:32pm — No Comments
Summer is almost over, and that means kids will be back in the classroom soon. While childhood bullying doesn't go away during school breaks, it seems we hear more about it in the media during the fall, winter and spring.
My best friend is a Special Ed teacher in the States. In her school district, the kids start back tomorrow. Over the years, she has told me about some of her more difficult students, including a boy, now 16, who has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, ADHD…Continue
Added by Annie Jollymore on August 21, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments
The other day I picked up a magazine from the grocery store called Yoga for Weight Loss. I can't find a volume or issue number, but it says "display until October 15, 2012" right above the bar code.
I bought it for the poses, as I have signed up for a Yoga class starting this September. While flipping through the pages, I came across an article called 'Start Where You Are' by Carrie Peyton Dahlberg. One or 2 paragraphs really stood out for me, and I wanted to share them here:
Does Nike’s ‘Greatness’ Ad Featuring an Obese Boy Exploit Fat People?
Opinions are mixed on whether a Nike commercial featuring 12-year-old Nathan Sorrell, who weighs 200 lbs., combats or promotes stigma surrounding obesity
By BONNIE ROCHMAN | @brochman | August 13, 2012 |
Nathan Sorrell, a middle-school student from London, Ohio, is 12 years old, 5-ft.-3-in. tall and weighs 200 lbs. He’s likely one of the last people you’d think Nike would laud in…Continue
Added by Annie Jollymore on August 13, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Surviving a Depression; or Dear Future, I’m ready!
By Annie Jollymore
In 2009, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an error in a statement to Members of Parliament: "We should agree as a world on a monetary and fiscal stimulus that will take the world out of ... depression." According to Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, “It’s a…Continue
The Huffington Post – December 22, 2011
Remember that many of these children will be waking up on Christmas morning to count out their multiple mind-altering psychiatric drugs that they have been prescribed by…Continue
Added by Annie Jollymore on May 12, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments