The Complicated Culture of Constant Body Shaming and Praising

Mr. Bean with a strange expression with the caption, "Is your body from McDonalds? Because I'm loving it" I've been thin, overweight, obese, skinny and 'average'. Right now I'm not where I want to be at all, but here I am. Having been in all these "categories", I have very distinctive memories of how I've… Continue reading The Complicated Culture of Constant Body Shaming and Praising

And Here we are….AGAIN

┬áThis WAS Diego. Past tense. Diego is dead. This first article linked here shows this photo and a small bit of the video of when he was violently attacked, leading to his eventual death. Be forewarned if you want to view the link that it could be upsetting to you or others. This thirteen year-old… Continue reading And Here we are….AGAIN

When the School Does Nothing: Pulling your Bullied Child out of School

Forget the sobering fact that our first lady has done absolutely nothing to address her promise to make bullying her cause during her time in office. (I wrote her and wasn't even acknowledged; not surprised.) However, you can't ignore the hard to read headlines that come our way far too often about children who have… Continue reading When the School Does Nothing: Pulling your Bullied Child out of School

Adult Bullies Hiding Behind the Subtlety of the Internet

There's a lot of talk about bullying in the news. I pay attention because my children were bullied, my daughter IS bullied and I was bullied in school and in my neighborhood. Children take their lives and families are destroyed. Recently, however, mocking others and the culture of bullying has taken on a strange, new… Continue reading Adult Bullies Hiding Behind the Subtlety of the Internet

The Constant Evolution of Bullying

This is my daughter's lunch for today. Strawberries that red for January, I know right? She was so excited! I consider myself to be one very lucky mom. I have an 11 year old who jumps up and down when fruits and veggies come into the house. Food shopping is a dream, "Mom can I… Continue reading The Constant Evolution of Bullying