This past Saturday a sixteen-year-old girl one town over from mine committed suicide by jumping off a parking garage at the local mall. Like many other teen suicides, mental health issues and bullying were cited as two factors. Some disturbing screenshots of horrible things said by a classmate appeared on social media after the news […]
The Tool Box Conversation
The other day I was talking to a friend who has a daughter in high school. She was telling me how her daughter had a rough year this past year. My friend was telling me how she and her husband got their daughter into therapy, how the therapist explained to them and to their daughter that […]
Sometimes you set an example for your kids. Other times, they set one for you.
We try really hard to teach the kids about bullying. About how it takes many forms. About how even if you are not the one doing the actual bullying, but standing by and watching it happen, that you are doing it too. We have impressed upon the kids that you do the right thing. No […]