Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bullying: When and Who To Call

What should you do if you or someone you know is being bullied?

Appropriate actions

  • If you or someone you know is in eminent danger because of bulling:  Call 911 Immediately!
  • If you or someone you know has a teacher who isn’t doing anything to stop the bullying: Contact the Principal or Superintendent.
  • If you or someone you know doesn’t feel safe at school: Contact the State School Department.
  • If you or someone you know is stressed out from bulling events: Contact a school guidance counselor or other health professional.

Please keep this information handy. Even if you aren’t sure that anyone in your family might be involved, place this in a visible location. That way, if the numbers are needed they will be readily available.

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Look In The Mirror! What or Who Do You See?

If you want to respect yourself, you need to respect who you are. You need to look in the mirror and say things to yourself that you would kindly say to others.

If you have ever heard yourself or anyone say things like, “I hate myself. I hate how I look. I am fat. I am ugly,” then you or the person who is saying these things might be a perfectionist who believes that nothing is good enough. Guess what? Nobody is perfect and when you understand that, life will get better!

Be gentle with yourself and be gentle with your expectations of others. Show the people around you that they can and should be gentle with themselves and others too.

The best idea is to strive to do things in the best way that you can but understand that people, including yourself are human and not perfect. Give yourself and everyone else a break! Okay?

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