Posts in category "anti bullying programs"

How to Talk to Teens about 13 Reasons Why

The Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why” is a controversial drama that depicts the life of a teenage girl. Through the series we explore her life as she painfully describes in these 13 audio tapes why she committed suicide. The show loops in bullying, cyberbullying, rape, slut shaming, drugs, alcohol, and a lot of drama. As an educator... Read more »

An Open Letter to President Trump

Dear President Trump, I am writing to you to tell you that at Bulldog Solution, we believe that you can be an exemplary leader. We won’t lie, we were all nervous and a little unsettled watching the elections. We didn’t see this coming, but we have hope. We believe that you can be a kind,... Read more »

Summer Camp Tips to Create a Fun and Safe Space for Kids

With summer around the corner…hypothetically speaking, as it is still frigid in Chicago, I want to share some of our tips from training camp directors, camp counselors, and teachers. These strategies below apply to any group or classroom setting. It is really about establishing respect, boundaries, structure, repetition, and consistency. In theory it seems simple,... Read more »
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Building a Peace Circle in Your Classroom

It’s almost time for back to school and time to work on setting up your classroom for success. This year, Bulldog Solution had a lot of demand for training teachers on using restorative justice practices in the classroom. We found that using peace circles in the classroom is a good way to practice the social emotional... Read more »

What We Learned at Juvi: Our Afternoon at the Juvenile Detention Center

Yesterday, Diana Mekarski and I went to run a program at the Juvenile Detention Center. It was the most humbling experience for the both of us. We work with a lot of at-risk youth, but this time we experienced something totally different. We got to be with kids that didn’t have access to our programs,... Read more »

Why I Love my Job: It’s the Moments that Count

There have been lots of words of kindness and appreciation with the Bulldog Solution team this week. It’s only a few days into summer, but already we have had so many great moments where our staff shined. In our blog this week, we debuted the amazing and talented @Bulldog_Taylor, the youngest Bulldog on our team!... Read more »
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Why I Love What I Do: Changing Lives One Program at a Time

Owning a small business can be challenging. Let me rephrase, owning a small business will cause the following side effects: stress headaches, large consumption of wine, inability to explain what happened to your cash flow, sleepless nights, long work days, long work day weekends, an incomprehensible addiction to your email, an obsessive disorder over clients,... Read more »

Curb Negative Behavior with 5 Easy Steps

Hello world, As part of our summer initiative and our everlasting stream of creative ideas, the Bulldog team decided to include a few new faces to our Bully Boot Camp blog. We want to share different perspectives and our uniquely individual talents. After all, it’s the ability to share our knowledge that makes our team... Read more »

Curt Schilling: Our Reactive & Aggressive Approach to Social Media

The news buzzing around the cyber harassment towards Gabby Schilling has gone viral! It was difficult seeing the comments of a young woman being attacked so viciously. It seemed that most of the comments used her status as Curt Shillings daughter as a pawn to gain quick online notoriety. As I watched the online battle to... Read more »
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Letting Your Kids Go To Follow Their Dreams: Interview with Mother and Grandmother Krystyna Mekarski

For the month of May, I want to feature 31 women who continue to touch my life through their kindness, friendship, humor, passion, and determination. Each of these women have some great secrets as they open their doors and let me into their “mommy world”. Their stories bring us back to the realization that we all... Read more »