Archive for March 2015

Top Ten Steps You Should Take To Respond To Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is an issue that affects us all: grown men and women, teenagers, tweens, and even children. It can eat up a shocking number of mental and physical hours each day, especially given the amount of time we spend with screens. No one is immune. Whether you are a female gamer, a celebrity, or just... Read more »

CBS Anchor Makes Day of 4-Year-Old Figure Skating Girl

CBS Anchor Makes Day of 4-Year-Old Figure Skating Girl
CBS Chicago News came to the house today to interview me about my bullying work for a story on problematic social media apps such as YikYak and Burn Book. My four-year-old daughter thought they were coming to interview her about winning first place in her first ice skating competition yesterday.  She ran to put on... Read more »

Closure Documentary: Witnessing an Adoptee's Journey

Closure Documentary: Witnessing an Adoptee's Journey
The lights dimmed, and the humming discussion of the audience grew still. We all sat, transfixed, as the screen came to life. We were all there to witness Angela’s story. The story of an adoptee seeking to find some closure for the gaping uncertainties in her identity and history. *          *          *          * When Bryan... Read more »
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Today is Donna Day! Remembering a 4-yr-old bright light.

Today is Donna Day! I think about Donna all the time.  Perhaps it is because I am on the third round of raising a four-year-old girl, and Donna was a four-year-old girl when she died of a rare brain tumor called a papillary meningioma. I think about my now four-year-old, Cleo, and it is incomprehensible... Read more »

A Story of Abandonment and Rescue: Calcutta Is My Mother

A Story of Abandonment and Rescue: Calcutta Is My Mother
A Story of Abandonment and Rescue | Calcutta is My Mother By Reshma McClintock For me, being an adoptee is a beautiful thing. I was rescued almost as swiftly as I was abandoned in a Calcutta slum nearly 35 years ago. Adoption wasn’t initially an option for me, as the caretakers at my orphanage didn’t... Read more »