What is Bullying & How Can We Help Stop It
This post helps answer the question “What is Bullying?” by exploring the types of bullying facing our kids today.
Recently, my son's teachers pulled me aside. She explained, “Eric* is currently in suspension for “making poor decisions”. Concerned with my son making the same poor decisions based on whom he was aligning, they opted to alarm me.
Their intent was good but the impact broke my heart. In other words, my nerves rattled at the thought of my son being a bully or aligning with a bully. For many reasons, both nature and environment (e.g. technology), I worry about my son's and his habits.
*Eric is a name I made up but represents my son's closest friend.
So, that evening I searched for ways to discuss these big topics with him. In other words, topics such as “how to make good decisions” and “how to choose the right friendships”. As a result, I stumbled upon Barbara Coloroso and her amazing work on helping children develop inner discipline. [Read more…]