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Social Epidemic (The Guide to Bullying) June 13, 2022 – Posted in: Blog, Bullying

Every day there is a child somewhere being bullied and harassed at school. Most schools say they ensure your child’s safety. Yet, they are only protecting them from people on the outside. What about the students inside the school? 20% of the children, ages 12-18 experience bullying all across the U.S. 31% of people reporting it, said they thought their bully had more money than them. 40% said they thought their bully was physically stronger…

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Bullying and Social Media May 30, 2022 – Posted in: Blog, Bullying

Adolescence is such a difficult time in life. Although, kids can be very resilient, it is evident that our experiences during these times can have life-long effects. Adolescents who are teased about looks, weight, the clothes they wear or anything else, can develop complexes that follow them through life. Have you ever met the girl that was over-weight when she was younger, is in great shape now, but still thinks she is “fat”? How about…

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships May 16, 2022 – Posted in: Blog, Friendship, Kindness

Growing up my family moved a lot between countries. This pattern of adventure meant my siblings and I were regularly moving and starting new schools where we would have to establish new friendships. Some key learnings that I picked up during this period of my life to help maintain strong and healthy friendships, consist of a combination of the below five points: Freedom – allow one-another to make other friends. Neither of you should feel…

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Acceptance May 2, 2022 – Posted in: Blog, Bullying, Short Story

Short Story – Part 5 Emma’s chocolate covered ‘floordrobe’ could have been a disaster but it was the catalyst for changing her mindset. Pretty much all of her wardrobe was on the floor at the time, so she had to clean it up. Emma willingly accepted the challenge. I showed her how to sort laundry, apply stain remover and use the washing machine. Emma had hung clothes out on the line before but she’d never…

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Depression April 18, 2022 – Posted in: Blog, Bullying, Short Story

Short Story – Part 4 “Is there gravity on the moon?” “What happens when we die?” “Why do people smoke?” “How do planes fly?” Ever since she could talk, the questions would come thick and fast from Emma. I’d barely finish my explanation and she’d throw another question at me. But lately the questions were rare. The sparkle in Emma’s green eyes had gone and the house felt darker and eerily quiet without her chatter. …

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Bargaining April 4, 2022 – Posted in: Uncategorized

Short Story – Part 3 I argued with myself that night about sending the screen shots to Lily’s father. Emma nor I had ever seen Lily looking bruised from a beating, but we knew first hand that mental bruises aren’t always that easy to spot and are much easier to hide – to a point. In the end, I knew that it was the only evidence that could prove that Emma had been bullied. There…

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Anger March 21, 2022 – Posted in: Blog, Bullying, Short Story

Short Story – Part 2 After speaking with the other mothers, all the girls had denied writing the texts. There were no apologies from the girls, just their mums. Emma knew they weren’t sorry, except for being caught out. She didn’t want a forced, humiliating apology from them anyway. There was a ringleader of course. Head bully, Lily. None of the other girls had ever sent a horrible message to Emma before so both of…

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Shock March 7, 2022 – Posted in: Blog, Bullying, Short Story

Short Story -Part 1 It hit me like a freight train. “We’re gonna kill you”. Definitely not the nicest way to wake up in the morning. A minute earlier as I was walking down the stairs I could hear movement coming from my daughter’s bedroom so I went in to say ‘good morning’. Little did I know it would be anything but a good morning. I could see the fear on Emma’s face. Wide eyes,…

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Bullies Need Love Too February 21, 2022 – Posted in: Blog, Bullying

Deep inside, bullies feel that interacting with others through bullying is far less painful than interacting with them as themselves.  If you truly want to help a victim of bullying you need to help the bully first.   “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” ~ Isaac Newton Imagine you were mugged one night coming home late.  Would you ever go near that area again?  Probably not.  Would you start doing things and…

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Dealing With the Problem of Teen Bullying February 7, 2022 – Posted in: Blog, Bullying

Bullying is all too common in our society, and particularly in our schools, today and it is important to know just how to spot it and what to do about it. Many parents believe that bullying is simply a normal part of growing up and that it can actually be beneficial because it introduces children to the real world. To a degree there may be some truth in this but the problem is that all…

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