Tag: bullying

Runaway and Homeless Youth

Last night I took my kids to a vigil in honor of runaway and homeless youth at a local partner agency, Women and Families Center.  “Often called Connecticut’s ‘invisible’ population (Director of Prevention and Intervention Services, Carissa Conway), data shows that while runaway and homeless youth are present in Connecticut, they are rarely seen or recognized.” 

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Teaching My Children the Strength of Practicing Kindness

I was going to write about my three-year-old’s experience this week starting pre-k in a brand new school, but this story prompted me to write about something else instead.  Sadly, although back-to-school season is a time that kids of all ages look forward to with great excitement, some kids dread this time of year, because it’s a

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Bullying: What Can We Do?

Bullying. It comes in three forms: emotional, verbal, and physical. It’s prevalent among children and teens and the problem seems to only be getting worse.  Now before you read any further, let me just preface this with the fact that I am NOT an expert by any means. I am a mother. I am a former kindergarten and first

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Meanness

No matter how old I get, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to people being mean. When my kids were little, we knew a lot of mean kids. And mean parents! At one birthday party at our house, another kid’s mother said to me, “My son Johnny’s birthday party is next week, but your

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