Posts in category "Self-Esteem"

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 »

A Letter to Bella: Don't Give Up!

My heart aches, tears are rolling down my cheeks. As we are starting a program in one of our high schools, I was told that a student I worked closely with last year dropped out of school, a semester before she was supposed to graduate. It hit me hard and I am not able to... Read more »

No Name Calling Week

Lately, I have been focusing on reflecting on the words I choose to speak daily.  This week started off the national “No Name Calling Week,” that takes place from January 20th– January 24, 2014.   The purpose of No-Name Calling Week is to call attention to anti-bullying in schools. The yearly event has a national presence... Read more »

Advice to My Younger Self: High School is Hell but it will Pass

Over the holidays, I started a series of amazing books by Ellyn Spragins: Letters To My Younger Self. I am obsessed. This woman is absolutely brilliant. I applaud Ellyn for her innovative idea and collecting fascinating stories from successful women. She is my new hero. I am inspired to use her concept and ask some... Read more »

Zooey Deschanel is a great role model

Yesterday, I was looking through magazines, books, and my iPad to inspire me for my upcoming Bully Proof/Leadership Program. I came across a great article about Zooey Deschanel in the February issue of Glamour. I am a big fan of the Deschanel sisters and reading Zooey’s article in Glamour made me admire her a little... Read more »

Making a Difference in 2013!

For 2013, I wish for safer schools, less violence, more kindness. Here are some ideas as parents to start making a difference. Let's hope for a turning point so that our kids can have a safe place to learn and grow. It is up to us to make a difference.
As we leave 2012 behind, I would like for us to think of ways we can make a difference. Let’s make it a goal for 2013 to help reduce violence, bullying, and aggression. Here are some suggestions to start making a fresh start. As I was putting these suggestions together, I kept thinking of all... Read more »