I am a simple gal. I don’t believe in overwhelming people, especially kids with a lot of extras when speaking with them about self-esteem, anti-bullying and education. I believe in being direct and fun during any presentation and conversation I have about these topics. Kids will tune you out otherwise. So, what are two … [Read more…]
Many times we tell our kids to ignore the negative behavior of others. How much can you ignore yourself? If someone is mistreating you verbally or physically, you stand up for yourself right? Well, let’s teach your child to speak up against any negative behavior. What do I mean by bad or negative behavior? I am talking … [Read more…]
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…]
I remember dealing with bullies as a Junior High kid (I don’t hear that used much anymore. It’s Middle School now I guess), but I don’t recall having a bully in my early education life. We had “mean” kids. You know, that child that likes to pick boogers and wipe on everyone. The child … [Read more…]