You Don't Have To Like Everyone, But Always Be Kind
Getting Past Envy: Celebrating Others
Recently my child came to me with frustration and anger boiling up because another child had hurt her feelings. I sat there listening to her spill out the upset this brought her. Someone didn’t want to be her friend, didn’t want to play with her. So how do we teach our children that it is perfectly fine to not be liked by everyone, and in fact, be greatly disliked by some?
I sat for a while thinking how to respond when an idea came to me.
How Friends Influence Our Body Image
I was the first person in my family to graduate from college. It was an exciting day for me, as I stood in line, clad with cap and gown, waiting for my name to be called. My family sat in the stands, watching my achievement as I crossed the stage and shook hands with the chair of my department.
When the ceremony was finished, I went to meet up with my family, anticipating the pride I would see on their faces. But instead…
Is This Bullying?
My son came to me in tears. He told me he had been on his computer looking up the average weight for a 10 year old boy. He said his best friend had been repeatedly telling him he was fat.
I was devastated.
A child throwing sand in another child's face is not bullying, it's just mean.
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