Tag: bullying

No Drama, Please

— I am going to venture a bet that you all  have all experienced that feeling. The one that started in the pit of your stomach, shortly after you entered a crowded room. Then came the immediate realization that something was “just not right” and perhaps it was best to go to PLAN B – bolting for the…

The Girls Q and A Book on Friendship – An interview with author, Annie Fox … complete with lessons for kids and adults alike!

Relationships between women fascinate me! I have always been a “behavioral detective” – trying to unravel the mysteries of women interaction. I have spent hours watching groups of women at events – such as PTA meetings, weddings or even my sorority get – togethers. I have had years of poolside experience with kids and moms wondering why some women could be nice to a person one moment and then stab them with unkind words the moment they exited the group and their chaise lounge for their mini-van?

I have often wondered how the adult women in our midst are teaching impressionable girls, including our daughters, about creating and maintaining healthy relationships with other females? What makes women click as friends or just become a clique?

WORDS WOUND

What if you could offer your tween or teen a book that would help them get through the complexities of peer relationships? Perhaps a template, so to speak, on how to make your way around the school hallways without wondering if someone was snapping a photo or instantaneously uploading something you said in the cafeteria on to a social media site. AND… what to do IF you found yourself as online fodder for others.

Also, what if this same book can help as a catalyst for discussion between parents and their children or teachers and their students? Worth the price of two vente lattes?

Online cyberbullying is a problem and one that is aptly addressed in WORDS WOUND by Justin Patchin and Sameer Hinduja.

BEST OF….

Happy Spring everyone! I have been receiving a lot of requests for some of my previous blogs to be “re-blogged” on different sites. I thought that I would take an opportunity to THANK all of the people who have stopped by to read my musings, share with others and leave positive and constructive comments.

In case you are curious.. here are the “the ten most requested blogs/ topics” from the past three years when I started routinely blogging. They are not listed in any certain order AFTER Map Skills which by far won the “race”. Also, this list is fluid.. in a few weeks it all can change

#1- MAP SKILLS I guess my frustration over people not having “common sense” and the use of a google image (gave credit) helped bring this one to the top of the list.

#2 Wisdom from Christopher Robin for Parents of College Freshman This blog has been requested time and time again. It is not my favorite personal blog but reflects the power of SEO (Site Engine Optimization) as Winnie the Pooh still has a strong fan base and people searching “Christopher Robin” stumble upon my blog! I’ll take it!

#3 Are YOU on a trip to Holland? Of all the blogs I have ever posted this is by far the most personal one regarding my son and his premature birth. My most requested blog which resonates with parents who also have unexpected challenges with the birth of their child.

#4 Hello, now GO AWAY! I decided that I couldn’t keep silent about my cancer of the thyroid. I wanted to be in an empowered role and educate others. I wrote a series of articles regarding my thyroid cancer, my experience with the surgery, post surgery and even hanging out with Top Doc and Junior Docs at Hopkins Hospital. For the most part I tried to keep it “light”.. This was the first one and again, most requested. To read the related blogs click here: CANCER

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