Throughout life, we all encounter unpleasant people and situations. As a mother I watch children and adults walk around with chips on their shoulders. I ask, “how hard is it to just Be Kind?” Seriously, how much energy will it take to teach our children to be kind to others? How much energy does … [Read more…]
So often we talk to our kids about bullies. We speak to them about letting an adult know, about staying away and even about standing up to bullies. But, we rarely advise them about being that voice and advocate for others. Let me paint the picture for you. A young child is entering a whole … [Read more…]
My family just finished our 1st vacation of the summer. It was a great trip visiting with my family in Tennessee. The kids loved spending time with their Granny, Great Granny, and Aunts.
“Sally has big ole teeth, she’s so short and skinny.” “Billy has an egg head and looks like a rolly polly.” “Oh, I’m just joking.” “Man, can you take a joke?“ These are some things you hear kids say on the playground, but then they follow with, “Oh, I’m just teasing you.” A joke is … [Read more…]