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Teenage Suicide is a Real Threat

This week one of my local area high schools lost two 17-year-old seniors within a day of each other. Both allegedly died of suicides. I do not know the details and I do not want to be unsympathetic to the families who are reeling from such unimaginable loss, so this blog post is not specifically […]

Tiny Steps Mommy Tales – Mean Girls: A Conversation with My Daughter About Bullying

Tiny Steps Mommy Tale Editor’s Note: Talking to your children about bullying is extremely important. I especially love Carin’s advice to teach our children that not everyone is going to want to be our friend and that this is okay. If you would like to contribute a Tiny Steps Mommy Tale, please e-mail to   Mean […]

Speak Out Against Authority Figures Abusing and Bullying Children

I hate tantrums and disobedience. I don’t know about you, but when one of my children, or one of the children I care for in my daycare, says no and then collapses onto the floor while screaming and convulsing, I have to walk away. Sometimes I feel like pulling my hair out. Sometimes I just […]