Posts tagged "Bullying"

Gang fight: Six Against Two

Gang fight: Six Against Two
I was 14 years old. Finished performing at my school talent show. My group was called “Pocketful of Soul” I was feeling light and happy that Spring evening. We won second place. My little Puppy Love, decided to walk me home afterwards. As we crossed the street, we saw a bunch of guys walking towards... 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 »

From Precious to Predator...or Prey?

From Precious to Predator...or Prey?
Parents, hold your boys close: Black parents, hold your boys closer. In light of Trayvon Martin’s killing, I have reflected on my past challenges and fears of raising my boys and keeping them safe. Many parents have told me it’s so much easier raising boys than girls. I say there are different sets of challenges,... Read more »

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 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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