My daughter with ADHD has a tendency to overdramatize things that happen to her. If she stubs her toe, then that day becomes “the worst day in the world!” If she gets one spelling word incorrect on her test, she says, “I’m the dumbest kid in the world.” I love my second grader to pieces, but to say … More I Didn’t Believe My Daughter When She Said She Was Being Bullied
Picture a high school cafeteria. Why is it that a table of football players is just that! A table of guys who play football together, they share a hobby which makes them spend time together so at lunch they sit together. Same goes for the cheerleaders. And so on. In this jungle there is a table … More Is It Segregation When Special Needs Kids Sit At Their Own Table?
It happened last Friday after picking up my daughter from school. Every day when I pick her up, I ask the open-ended “How was your day?” when she hops in the front seat. Unlike Jacob, who promptly gives me one word utterances when asked such preposterous questions, Emma knows what I want to know. Well, … More Who Will Love The Bullies Enough to Hold Them Accountable?
“They called me monster,” Joel whispered. Tears streamed down his face. My heart twisted and I was angry. Actually, it wasn’t anger, it was fury. The fury made me want to inflict bodily damage on the seven-year-old students that had crushed my son. My sweet Joel was starting to realize how different he looks. Born with Goldenhar syndrome, he’s missing … More They Called Him Monster
One might think that kids who are bullied grow up and get over it, but my cousin says he remembers every shove, every taunt, and every tease like it happened last week. Eric (57) and I sat in the Jantzen Beach Bar and Grill overlooking the Columbia River and eating lunch. The wait staff bustled … More Are Kids Affected by Bullying for Life?