Taking your stand

How many times have you heard the term, “Fight! Fight!” or “Girl fight!” on campus where you attend school?  Weekly, daily, or more frequently?  Then it seems as if everyone rushes to where the fight is happening to watch.  Some kids actively get involved by getting some punches in.  Some egg it on, yelling for their favorite fighter.  Some video record and upload the...
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Bullying! What is a parent to do?

You watch your normally bubbly child sluggishly get into the car after school.  Your parent radar kicks in and you know something is wrong.  Is she sick?  Does she have a lot of homework?  You ask her probing questions and finally through tears she tells you she has been pushed around all day, yelled at and called names from the other kids in school. Your first reaction is outrage to...
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Being Bullied

It’s her first day of second grade.  She is excited.  She is wearing her first store bought dress.  She is going to an all-white school rather than the Indian school, and she has a lunch pail.  Little does she know how important this day would be for her. Dropped off at her new classroom with 31 other children, the teacher introduces her to the class as “the new girl from an...
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Who Am I ?

I am drawn to the connections that occur whether it is abstract thoughts or with living beings.  For instance, we have an indoor cat that has become an outdoor cat.  Because he was raised with affection he had now made “friends” with the skunks and a possum that come nightly to eat his food.  It makes me laugh but he is really intent on sharing and doesn’t seem to mind. I...
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Don’t panic

Your child is in the emergency room again while you stand there feeling helpless and not knowing what to do.  Your child comes in the back door from school and you notice he is sporting a black eye and a split lip.  You discover your adult child has been in an abusive relationship.  Have you ever noticed that when our children are in pain – whether that pain is physical or emotional...
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