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Stop Bullying: Rugby Jones

stop bullyingStop Bullying with Rugby Jones is a video that Grace and Leia created. They are on a mission to help their friend Rugby Jones stop bullying. Grace and Leia made this video and used puppets to help children understand how unkind words can hurt and may cause someone who is bullied to bully others. Stop bullying and standing up for bullied kids is a message that should be shared with all kids of all ages.

Kids are never too young to be taught that empathy and kindness make everyone feel better about themselves and make the world a better place. Rugby Jones gets it and Grace and Leia get it. How about the kids you know? Do they get it?

Stop Bullying!

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Bullies and Boyhood

bulliesRecently, I read a book called, The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Don’t Play Sports Survive Bullies and Boyhood and wrote a review on it. In an effort to help kids who are not popular due to a lack of ability in athletics, I wanted to share the book and my review with you. The book is available on Amazon.

Bullies and Boyhood

The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Don’t Play Sports Survive Bullies and Boyhood hit home for me. I wish it had been available when my sons were young. I have painful memories of times when one of my sons was up at bat. Strike one. Strike Two. I begged God, “Please let him make contact with the ball. Please just let him make contact.“ Strike three. My heart broke as I watched his shoulders drop and his face look toward the ground as he walked back to the dugout.

At the time, I thought that this was part of growing up. Had I understood more about the process, I would have handled things differently. Dr. Edgette’s perspective and approach toward alleviating the pain inflicted on boys who are not “jocks” or even slightly athletic are insightful and long overdue. She highlights the means by which adults can help boys make their way through and survive the “all boys must play sports gauntlet.”

Because this book is specific to boys and sports, it zeroes in on how sports have been but should not continue be a requirement for a boy’s rite of passage into adulthood.

I highly recommend The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Don’t Play Sports Survive Bullies and Boyhood for parents and counselors alike.

Bullies are everywhere and adults often need help in identifying issues and sparking communications with their children. This book offers so much to help these children have an “easier go of it.”

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Ali Mohammadian – True Hero

Good teachers… no… great teachers are everywhere! The best of the best teachers are the ones who notice the happenings in their classrooms. They not only notice, they do anything and everything to make a difference in the lives of their students. It’s not all about teaching reading, writing, and math. It’s not all about… Continue Reading

Lazylegz Patuelli Lives “No Excuses, No Limits.”

Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli was born with Arthrogryposis (multiplex congenita) which is a rare disorder that causes limited joint movement and poor muscle growth. In addition, Luca was diagnosed with scoliosis at eight years of age and had a 70˚ spine curvature at thirteen. He had surgery that involved fusing eight vertebrae and the insertion of… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Wish – The Children

A Thanksgiving Wish for Children Everywhere Let there be someone who cares enough to make sure that a hungry child is fed. Let the children who have food learn to share. Let the oppressed children experience freedom. Let the children who are afraid learn that there are people who can be trusted. Let the children… Continue Reading