Boys & Bullying

We need to talk about bullying. My news feed this morning contained not one, but two, disturbing stories of boys who were bullied. Boy #1, a 10-year-old, has been charged with a crime after taking a BB gun to school to intimidate his bullies. Boy #2, age 9, has been suspended from school after allegedly […]

Boys & Bullying

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We need to talk about bullying. My news feed this morning contained not one, but two, disturbing stories of boys who were bullied. Boy #1, a 10-year-old, has been charged with a crime after taking a BB gun to school to intimidate his bullies. Boy #2, age 9, has been suspended from school after allegedly […]

Should Boys Fight Back?

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Bullying has been in the news a lot. Despite parents’ and teachers’ efforts to the contrary, bullying continues to exist, just as it has for, well, millenia. And while almost everyone now agrees that bullying needs to be stopped, I’m not sure sure we’ve figured out how to do that. Sure, we tell our kids […]

Popularity

I was not the most popular child in my class. In fact, I wasn’t in the popular circle at all. I was way, way down the popularity totem pole and I knew it. But what I couldn’t figure out was why the popular kids were popular. I mean, from where I stood (way, way down […]

Fight!

My boys (ages 3,5, 8 and 11) fight constantly. Don’t believe me? Check out this excerpt from my article in the January – February issue of Home Education Magazine: “Battles are part of our daily existence. Some are imaginative recreations of light saber battles or elaborate pirate swordfights. Others are purely physical explosions of energy […]