Most of us have experienced feeling left out at one time or another. One would think that by the time we were moms we would not still feel hurt when it happens, but unfortunately it still stings. Years ago, I vividly remember approaching three other moms when dropping off my child for the first…Continue reading The pain of feeling left out of the “mom” group and what I learned from it
Learning that your child is picking on others or was labeled a bully can be shocking and upsetting. My son, John, was overweight in middle school and teased terribly by the other boys. He shared his deep feelings of sadness and rejection with us frequently. We talked often about tools which might help deal with…Continue reading Is It Possible MY Child Is The Bully???
Starting a conversation with “Please don’t take this the wrong way” or “I hope this doesn’t upset you” doesn’t mean that you can then go on to be cruel, insensitive or intolerant. It just means that really you know you are about to make a wrong decision but haven’t bothered to find an alternative. Now…Continue reading Teaching Children About Inclusion