Topic: bully

Girl Uses Butt Selfie To Prove Bullies Wrong

Girl Uses Butt Selfie To Prove Bullies Wrong

I stumbled across a post on my Facebook feed that put a huge smile on my face today. A mom was sharing a story of her daughter being bullied by some peers at her school. The way her daughter responded to her bullies could teach us all a bit about knowing our self worth, knowing when we’re right, and knowing how to stand in our skin and say, “This is me.” More »

School Claims My Little Pony Will Get This Kid’s Ass Kicked

School Claims My Little Pony Will Get This Kid's Ass Kicked

A nine-year-old boy has been forbidden by his school from carrying his My Little Pony backpack. The school claims carrying the pack makes him a target for bullies. Sure, that makes sense. Don’t punish the students who are doing the bullying – instead forbid the victim from bringing the backpack that’s “causing kids to be bullies.” Well, this is a new low; victim-blaming a nine-year-old My Little Pony lover. More »

I’m A Mother – And A Bully In The Kitchen

Iâm A Mother â And A Bully In The Kitchen

This summer, after my family and I spent a delightful week at the cottage with our very good friends and their son, plus another longtime friend and fellow cottage-goer, I came to the foregone conclusion that I am a bully in the kitchen. The good part is that I was able to reach this conclusion on my own. The awkward part is that while I recognize that the bully/control freak in me could be a direct result of the life-threatening allergies my daughters’ have, my fear of contamination could be interpreted as slightly overwrought. More »

Will New Jersey’s Aggressive New Law Take Care Of Bullying?

Will New Jersey's Aggressive New Law Take Care Of Bullying?

My brother and my sister and I were all victims of bullies. I probably had it the least bad and my brother definitely had it the worst. For one thing, male bullying tends to be highly physical. For another, he’d skipped a grade in school and had a very late birthday, was still smarter than everyone, and — while athletic — much smaller in size. He was picked on by a group of tyrants and the administrators did nothing. My mom and dad were livid and had gone to the school to no avail. My mother is a public school teacher in the same district and even that didn’t matter. So my dad counseled my brother, in light of the administration doing nothing, to fight back.

I don’t know if it’s that the gang didn’t expect this normally quite peaceful young man to fight their attacks or what, but he surprised the daylights out of them. You won’t be surprised which student was suspended: my brother. You can imagine how much more upset my parents were. More »

The New York Times’ ‘Coming Out’ Project Offers Authentic Portraits Of Queer Children

The New York Times' 'Coming Out' Project Offers Authentic Portraits Of Queer Children

LGBTQ children still face awful harassment at the hands of their communities, their schools, and sadly, their families. The New York Times has published a beautiful and moving multimedia project entitled “Coming Out.” The New York Times communicated with almost 100 queer teenagers from all over the United States, communicating via email, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. More »

Twitter And Facebook: Ways For Moms To Bully You

Twitter And Facebook: Ways For Moms To Bully You

One would assume that mothers would have long since outgrown bullying, but some grabbing headlines from the last couple of years suggest otherwise. The latest onslaught of bullying is now being perpetuated by web-savvy mothers, using Twitter, Facebook, and other online forums as vehicles to pass judgment about all kinds of parenting choices. More »

Evening Feeding: Fewer Behavior Problems For Breastfed Kids

Evening Feeding: Fewer Behavior Problems For Breastfed Kids

Children who were breastfed exhibit fewer behavioral problems down the road than formula-fed tots (Reuters)

Taylor Swift‘s new song is a PSA about bullying (DoubleX)

Have you ever engaged in housesnarking? (ShelterPop)

British model and actress Kelly Brook suffered a miscarriage (Celeb Baby Laundry)

Educate your children outside of the classroom (Parents.com)

Be a good mother. But more importantly, be yourself (YourTango)

Your child’s American Girl doll may have a lot to say about her personality (The Hairpin)

Be Constantly Happy Or Your Kids Will Become Bullys

Be Constantly Happy Or Your Kids Will Become Bullys

As if mothers don’t worry enough about how their every interaction with their kids will effect them. New research indicates that parents who feel ” frequently bothered” by their children are putting them at risk for becoming bullys. While the article does enforce some sound advice, like having a communicative relationship with your children and meeting their friends, the advice to “stay positive” doesn’t reflect realistic experiences of motherhood.

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