Posts tagged "antibullying"

San Diego Comic Con: How to Combat Stereotypes and Bullying in Pop Culture

San Diego Comic Con: How to Combat Stereotypes and Bullying in Pop Culture
If you are going to be attending San Diego Comic Con this weekend, be sure to stop by our panel on bullying in pop culture.  We will be discussing how content creators can create dynamic stories while challenging the negative stereotypes that are an integral part of pop culture.  The questions will push the envelope... Read more »

Jacob's New Dress Fits Just Right

Jacob's New Dress Fits Just Right
What do we do when our child wants to do something that much of society deems unacceptable, yet the action is not harmful to anyone else?  How do we best support and protect our child?  This is the crux of the issue raised in Sarah and Ian Hoffman’s groundbreaking new children’s book, Jacob’s New Dress.... Read more »

Photo Contest Winners from Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated in the Fourth Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013, an event to celebrate antibullying and geek pride while also donating a toy to a child in need! I asked people to send me their photos from the day, with the promise that I would... Read more »
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Photo Contest for Anti-bullying Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day Tomorrow

Photo Contest for Anti-bullying Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day Tomorrow
On Friday, December 13, 2013, we invite you to celebrate the fourth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day, an affirmation of geek pride and a stance against bullying. Wear something Star Wars or science fiction-related. Donate a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a child in need (but please put a post-it... Read more »

Join the 4th Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day!

Join the 4th Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day!
On Friday, December 13, 2013, we invite you to celebrate the fourth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day, an affirmation of geek pride and a stance against bullying. Wear something Star Wars or science fiction-related. Donate a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a child in need (but please put a post-it... Read more »

Why is it so hard to get the school to make the bullying stop?

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  The following guest post was written by a mom who is a regular reader of Portrait of an Adoption.  She has been communicating with me privately about the bullying her daughter has suffered, and she is sharing her story to help other families who are having similar struggles. By... Read more »
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Halloween Costumes for Girls: Sexy Witch, Sassy Princess, or Sultry Superhero?

Halloween Costumes for Girls:  Sexy Witch, Sassy Princess, or Sultry Superhero?
As a little kid, I went to a school where we had to wear uniforms.  There was no forethought that went into my clothing other than to hope there was a clean uniform in my closet.  But on Halloween, all bets were off, and we kids were allowed to come in costume. Oh, how I... Read more »

Brave Girls in New York: Times Square, United Nations and Comic-Con

Brave Girls in New York: Times Square, United Nations and Comic-Con
Last weekend was a celebration of the Brave Girls Alliance!  From Times Square to the United Nations to New York Comic-Con, the Brave Girls were out in force, advocating for change and spreading awareness.  Sometimes the best way to tell a story is through pictures . . . Get your award-winning copy of bullying and... Read more »

Stop telling kids that being bullied will make them stronger. It’s not true, and here is why.

Stop telling kids that being bullied will make them stronger.  It’s not true, and here is why.
Human beings are hard-wired to belong.  We are social beings and we derive happiness from positive interactions with other living creatures, especially people.  What happens when we are rejected?  We experience very real psychological and physical symptoms of pain, such as anxiety, depression, stomach aches, sleeplessness, headaches and panic attacks. I have noticed a continuing... Read more »
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There will be NO vicious cyberbullying attacks on my blog. Period.

Last night, it came to my attention that a group had launched a vicious character attack against a young woman who had written a guest blog post for Portrait of an Adoption.  The guest poster had written about her personal journey toward adoption.  It was simply her story, shortened to fit in a blog post.... Read more »