Posts in category "bullying prevention"

The Silent Scream: When the Parenting Writer Self-Censors Because It's the Right Thing To Do

It’s a Sunday morning. I’m sitting across from my husband at Starbucks during our precious ninety minutes of free time while the girls are at Sunday school. There is so much to process, so much living that happens each and every day. I blog infrequently now, mostly due to the fact that my children are... Read more »

Unselfie, Empathy, the Brock Turner Case, and Parenting

Five years ago, I first encountered the phenomenal Dr. Michele Borba, a parenting expert and bestselling author of more than twenty-two books. We connected because I was in the process of writing a book about bullying, and Michele was one of the experts I interviewed. During that summer of 2011, we spoke several times on... Read more »

An Open Letter To Supergirl Stars Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh, From An Adoptive Mom

Dear Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh, You met thousands of people last weekend. I want to tell you about your impact on three of them. Three little girls, specifically, who were all wearing Superman pajamas and were camped out at the front of the autograph lines on Saturday morning. (I would love to get them... Read more »
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Join the Pop Culture Hero Coalition at C2E2 to End Bullying!

CHICAGO (March 18, 2016) –  The Pop Culture Hero Coalition is making a stand for heroism in real life at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. The first-ever 501(c)(3) organization that uses the phenomenal popularity of TV, film and comics for real-life heroism, the Pop Culture Hero Coalition stands against bullying, racism, misogyny, cyberbullying, LGBT bullying, and other forms of hate. The Coalition... Read more »

Chicago Trump Rally Shut Down: Being On The Right Side Of History

Chicago Trump Rally Shut Down: Being On The Right Side Of History
CHICAGO Friday, March 11, 2016. Due to the presence of thousands of protesters, tonight’s Trump rally in Chicago was called off. As of this moment, there are no reports of anyone being hurt or injured. UPDATE:  After Trump’s campaign (not the Chicago police) called off the rally, there were some clashes between Trump supporters and... Read more »

Out of Bounds, A Play About Teenage Bullying: Free Public Performance in Skokie Tonight

From Out of Bounds: What happens when you can’t protect your own kid from the cruelty of their friends? A National Theatre Project Award Winner, the public performance of Out of Bounds confronts the effects of cyber-bullying from a school parent’s point of view. When Allison and her teenaged daughter, Amy, move back to the town where... Read more »
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Some Adoption Stories Will Make You Uncomfortable

Some Adoption Stories Will Make You Uncomfortable
The first year that I ran my series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 3 Days, it featured twenty-nine positive, hopeful stories and one critical, unhappy story. I was scared to publish even that one negative story. I was afraid of what might happen; I was worried that it would upset adoptive parents to read about an... Read more »

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2015: School Programming Ideas

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2015: School Programming Ideas
On Friday, December 4, 2015, we invite you to celebrate the 6th annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day.  With your help, it will be one of the biggest pre-parties for Episode 7 that simultaneously takes place around the world! In addition to being an awesome party, Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day... Read more »

To Bullied Kids, With Love From New York Comic Con

To Bullied Kids, With Love From New York Comic Con
What an amazing weekend the Pop Culture Hero Coalition had at New York Comic-Con.  In addition to our panels and workshops, we had a booth on the main floor of the con.  We invited fans to write messages of support to kids who are being bullied at school.  I take the notes with me after... Read more »
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Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars 2015: A Force Friday Call to Action

On Friday, December 4, 2015, we invite YOU to celebrate the 6th annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day.  With your help, it will be one of the biggest pre-parties for Episode 7 that takes place around the world! In addition to being an awesome party, Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day is... Read more »