Posts in category "childhood suicides"

Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary or drive-by in the 'hood, we must stop the killing.

Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary or drive-by in the 'hood, we must stop the killing.
Hell was raised in horrific fashion early today as children and adults were viciously massacred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut.  The gunman Adam Lanza, age 20, dressed in military gear and armed with an assault rifle and two pistols, entered the school, killing the principal and other faculty members; then stormed... Read more »

6-year old handcuffed and arrested! How to stop a temper tantrum WITHOUT police force

6-year old handcuffed and arrested!  How to stop a temper tantrum WITHOUT police force
Recently, six year old Salecia Johnson of Milledgeville, Georgia, had a terrible temper tantrum in her kindergarten class.  She was destroying property and throwing things.  She tipped over a small bookshelf that skimmed the Principal’s leg. It scared the heck out of the teachers, so they called police. The cops handcuffed Salecia, put her in... Read more »

The Tough Breaks of Parenting: Break the Negative Cycle

The Tough Breaks of Parenting: Break the Negative Cycle
 Break the Cycle   Break the cycle of neglect, lies, fear and disrespect Negative cycles of guilt and regret Cycles of mental, physical, sexual abuse Tobacco and substance use Cycles of superstitions, and nonsense traditions And dreams that don’t come to fruition Cycles of crabs in the barrel And thinking that’s narrow Cycles of self-hate,... Read more »
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Bullied: A Family History, (Part 3 of 3) “Give Bullying the Beatdown”

Bullied: A Family History, (Part 3 of 3) “Give Bullying the Beatdown”
    This is the final installment in a 3-part series on my family’s history with bullying.  In this post, I give suggestions on how parents and children can fight back. Pay attention to sudden change in behavior. Listen to what your kids say or don’t say. Look for warning signs: Withdrawal, trouble sleeping, anger,... Read more »

Bullied: A Family History, Part 2 of 3 "My Son's Story"

Bullied: A Family History, Part 2 of 3 "My Son's Story"
  In Part 1,  I shared with you my experiences of being bullied. In Part 2, I’ve written my oldest son’s story. Hopefully our past history will enlighten parents about the seriousness of bullying.  Part 3, will focus on what parents can do about it.   Finding the right school goes wrong My family and... Read more »

Bullied: A Family History (Part 1 of 3)

Bullied: A Family History (Part 1 of 3)
In light of the rash of suicides committed by bullied children as young as nine years old, I felt compelled to address this horrendous issue and offer what parents and students can do about it. But first, I wanted to share my family’s story. We are certainly no strangers to bullying. I’m sure many of... Read more »
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    I pursued a satisfying career in the advertising industry, served as a volunteer mentor and parent educator at my two (now grown up) sons' schools and have actually stayed happily married for over a quarter of a century. However, my most gratifying achievement was raising my sons well. I'm not saying there wasn't a little bit of hell raising going on, but you live and learn. Now I'm passing the knowledge on to you. My goal is to turn these nuggets of wisdom into reference books for parents.

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