Take a few minutes and think back to your own childhood… As we mature our perceptions of our “growing up” years are distinctly our own. Try a little test the next time you are with your sibling(s). Ask what they remember about a specific event that you all attended during your childhood years. You might...Read More
English: A collage showing a photograph, along with the same photograph processed through all 15 filters in the iOS app Instagram (as of the date of creation in April 2011) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Let’s do a quick inventory of our cameras, scrapbooks, and photo albums… Your age might determine how many cameras, scrapbooks and photo...Read More
It seems bullying is starting in kindergarten… Just this past week an ABC News headline caught our attention – ‘Mean Girls’-Style Bullying Happening in Kindergarten. Since we were working on a bullying series we decided to check it out. After watching the news video and perusing the transcript, we realized that it would be helpful...Read More
Women’s physical education exhibition in Herron Gymnasium 1916 (Photo credit: Miami U. Libraries – Digital Collections) Study examines effects of teasing on young children and exercise In the January/February 2014 issue of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology the results of a new study about teasing and bullying were published: Associations Between Teasing, Quality of Life,...Read More
Annually 90,000 U.S. students suffer intentional injuries that require a visit to a hospital emergency room Does that statistic surprise you? If you think back to your own grade school through high school days, did you ever have to visit an emergency room(ER) or what we now refer to as an emergency department (ED) because...Read More
When was the last time you thought about sibling rivalry? If you’re an only child and/or you’re not the parent of more than one child, then chances are the subject of sibling rivalry comes up only occasionally in fleeting conversations with your friends, extended family members or co-workers. For sure much has been written about...Read More
Legacy defined Let’s learn about the word legacy. What occurs to you when you hear the word legacy? Does the word conjure positive images or negative images? For the record, it is an old word dating back to about 1325. As a noun, it is usually considered a legal word meaning a gift or bequest...Read More
New Year’s Resolutions It is that time of year again when we all think about making a New Year’s resolution. Maybe the sculptor, Henry Moore, had the right idea when he said: I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’. As people in recovery know, it is always a good idea to...Read More
Physical bullying at school, as depicted in the film Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A few generations back one could hear a parent say to their child: “Stop being a bully!” It was something parents would say when they wanted one child to “stop picking” on another child. Teachers said it, too. The...Read More
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