Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard

Poppy in Meadow

“Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It’s a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.” ― Zack W. Van When you stretch a rubber band, even after many times, it will likely return to its original form. We call this resilience. When children are stretched… Continue reading

How to Cope with Teen Anxiety

Young lady in a field

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. ~Charles Spurgeon Being an adolescent in today’s world is challenging. Just managing your school work and social media identity alone can be overwhelming. Not to mention worrying about the future and your relationships. Whether you’re… Continue reading

When Our Past Abuse Becomes Our Current Anger

Woman Screaming

People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining. ~Stephen Hawking There is something I have wanted to talk to you about for a long time, but it is difficult to write. Many times, I talk to teens and adults who have suffered through the long-term… Continue reading

How is Media Violence Affecting Youth?

Television Video Game

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. ~Mahatma Gandhi As adolescents, children’s brains are still changing and forming, leaving them much more impressionable than they will eventually become as they mature and shift into adulthood.… Continue reading

The Light

I am heading off on a much needed vacation. But I would not go a week without something for you. I have learned, as I have developed into a writer, that I wanted to try my hand at poetry. So, I have been writing for another site called Niumehttps://niume.com/profile/113759#!/postson many… Continue reading

Bullying and School Shootings – Facing the Truth

Blackboard with Blood

“Hurt people hurt people. We are not being judgmental by separating ourselves from such people. But we should do so with compassion. Compassion is defined as a “keen awareness of the suffering of another coupled with a desire to see it relieved.” People hurt others as a result of their… Continue reading

A Look Back at Bullying Recovery in 2016: The Year In Review

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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. ~Neil Gaiman… Continue reading