Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bullying: When It’s Too Late for Sorry

No words are needed for this post except for people who can’t see with their eyes. This is about bullying and how important it is that people talk about it. I will describe what is in the video for them because the message is so important. This a video of a kid who writes mean things on a kid’s picture then rips it up and stomps on it. For some reason the kid is sorry that he had done this. He tries to repair the picture but can’t because the picture can’t be repaired. It shows that with bullying, it’s often too late for sorry!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxOe1OQh50A

Do You Like You?

Parents, teachers and kids…how do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Do you happily jump out of bed to greet the day?

Do you feel a bit groggy but then as you totally wake up, do you feel excited about what you will be doing during the day?

Do you feel like you would feel better off just to stay in bed? Is it because you didn’t get enough sleep or is it because you are afraid of what the day will bring? Do you feel like you are trapped or powerless?

Do you ever pretend to be sick so that you can avoid the issues you might need to face at work or school?

Think about these things and then, try to figure out exactly what is happening to you. How do you see yourself? Look in the mirror. What and who do you see?

Do you like yourself? Why or why not? Is there a way that you can change any of the things that you don’t like about yourself? Are you different in any way or the same as most people your age?

Here is a suggestion for helping your days to be better. Take out a pen and paper and write a few things down.

Make two columns and put the things that you believe are good about you in the left column. Put the things that you don’t like so much about yourself in the right column.

Which column is longer? The good qualities you think you have or the not so good qualities?

Here’s the thing that you need to understand. Life is all about self esteem and goals. Parents and teachers, your job is to help yourselves with your own self esteem and you must help all kids in your care to increase their own self esteem.

Great or poor self esteem will dictate the success or failures people have in their lives. Think about it. Please.

More in the next few posts.

First Photo by PluginBaby

Dare to be different!

After all, there are different breeds of dogs, cats, horses and rabbits to name a few. There are different cultures and different races. There are different colors of people and animals. People and animals have different opinions and that’s a good thing because it makes life interesting. How boring would this world be if it…

What’s Your Difference?

We have all heard about the tragedies in the news this past month. If you are a regular here, you know that we are on a mission to stop bullies and help the targets by providing information and a support system. It is important to be frank and age-appropriate when discussing sexual orientation. We are…

Faith: The Dog

Are you feeling sorry for yourself because your life isn’t perfect? Maybe you need a wheelchair, a  hearing aid or maybe you are overweight. What ever the case, you are having a pity party because you think that others are better off than you. You see others who are living lives that appear to be…

The Bully: Your Child

Parents, have you ever thought these things? “Bullying isn’t a big deal. My child is just having fun teasing a little. My child would never be mean enough to cause another child to take his or her own life. My child is only in middle school and kids will be kids. It’s all part of…