Posts in category "anti bullying programs"

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 »

As popularity rises, does it increase the risk of being bullied?

As I was sipping my morning coffee, I came across this article: As popularity rises, so does the risk of being bullied by Michelle Healy, of USA TODAY. It is an interesting article, but I want to address some of my concerns. Kids climbing the social ladder are not more likely to be bullied. They will... Read more »

School Assemblies are Ineffective to Deal with Bullying!

School assemblies are a great way to introduce an idea, lesson, or philosophy to a group of students. Over the past few years, principals and school districts have been using school-wide assemblies to tackle issues such as bullying, violence, and relational aggression (gossip, exclusion, rumors). The problem with this strategy is that it often FAILS!... Read more »
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Kindness from The Heart: A Valentine's Tribute to Michael Morones

On Valentine’s Day, it is time to tell people you love why they are important to you. That is the cliché of our society and we all fall into the evil hands of Hallmark and go into chocolate comas over overpriced candy. Well, this week is also National Kindness Week. It is a week dedicated... Read more »

Rachel's Challenge: A Review From A Bully Teacher

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet another anti-bulling/anti-violence organization at a speaking engagement. I was so moved by the speaker, Bill Sanders, from Rachel’s Challenge. I could not hold back the tears. He gave a moving presentation on Rachel’s life and the Columbine shooting. The presentation was about using kindness to help decrease bullying... Read more »