This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, While meeting a few of my girlfriend’s for lunch this week, we talked a lot about our children. I shared that my 8 year old was bullied a lot in first grade, and it was my hope that this upcoming school year would be different for him. One of my friends said, ‘Boys will be boys. Just toughen him up.’ She believe that boys just horse play, and it’s not really bullying at all. I was appalled at her comment. Dear I was appalled at her comment, Bullying is indeed a pandemic in our nation’s schools. Realizing this, as a mom I want[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, I’m a public school teacher, and I see lots on contention among students being mean to one another. With so much negatively and division going on in the news, how can we teach children about diversity, unity and multicultural acceptance? I’m so tired of the divisiveness and bullying that’s going on in my classroom. Dear I’m so tired .., You can search online and/or Pinterest for a slew of diversity activities that can be used with your students teaching them how bullying hurts. In particular, I want to share an activity with you that I saw online just the other day. I want to first say that this is not my idea, creation of[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, My 8-year old son has trouble reading. During oral reading time at school he complains that the other kids laugh at him. Dear Dr. Cherrye, My 8-year old son has trouble reading. I know that he recognizes the words but his reading isn’t fluent, smooth or connected. My son is now complaining he hates for the teacher to ask him to read aloud because he knows the other kids will laugh. He told me his peers laugh at him when he stumbles. Dr. Cherrye, I hate asking the teacher to refrain from asking my son to read. I realize he needs this reading[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. Dear Dr. Cherrye, My daughter was a cutter! Dear Dr. Cherrye: I noticed my daughter was complaining about being sick, and then asking to stay home from school. This was beginning to be fairly regular. She wasn’t her usual happy-go-lucky self anymore, so one day I noticed her sullen mood and decided to press the issue further asking her if everything was alright, and if I needed to know about anything going on at school.  She reassured me that all was good. My daughter’s behavior remained the same, so I began to pay closer attention on a daily basis. I also noticed she was absent more[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. I Already Know What Bullying is, Dr. Cherrye! Okay, okay, I know you’re tired of hearing that bullying hurts. You already know that bullying is on the rise, and you may already know the latest statistics, too. What you really want to know is how to intervene. You want resources, and tools that you can actually put into practice.  I feel you! Bully Upstander One of the ways you can help is to teach your children how to be Upstanders. But wait a minute! You might ask – “Are you telling me to have my child get involved in a bad situation that isn’t his/her business? Don’t you realize that[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. Please Take Action! BULLYING DOESN’T SEEM TO BE GOING AWAY More and more, children are being bullied on school campuses. There has to be a push to intervene more effectively, but how? Administrators: At the beginning of each school year, consider mandating staff development sessions on bullying. We need teachers/staff members to receive training on how to identify children who are likely targets of bullying, but most importantly, we need you to target school bullies. Afterward, we have to depend on you to train your ENTIRE staff. DID YOU KNOW? Children who are likely targets of bullying: Children who are new on a campus (other children already established[…]

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. GETTING KIDS PUMPED-UP TO READ As a children’s book author, I’m always thinking of ways to get children interested in reading, so whenever I happen upon great ideas from others, I am thrilled. My own plan is to offer Reading Contests and perhaps a Book Scavenger Hunt during the upcoming months.  Hopefully, children will have fun with these two activities, so stay tuned for what’s to come. I’ll be sure to keep you posted, and hopefully your children engaged. To me, reading makes the world go round-and-round as it connects us to every other subject matter there is such as English, Biology, Social Studies, and yes, even Math, to name a select[…]

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MY LOVE – YOUR LOVE Take a good look at this face — My daughter, a happy-go-lucky teenager, who is still growing and making sense of her world. Just replace this photo with that of your own child or grandchild. We have such high hopes for their happiness, don’t we? A NEW SCHOOL YEAR This 2017-2018 school year, my kid will be in 10thgrade. I’m not at all sure where the time has gone, but it certainly has flown by. Like your children, she has so many expectations, and she’s counting on so many people to help her ‘get it all right’.  As you read these words, I know you’re thinking about your own children/grandchildren while sharing similar hopes regarding their new[…]

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 I’m back fans! And, I’m happy to be here. I first want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to peruse my website.  With you in mind, I often get all giddy inside thinking about materials, books and parent/educator resources I can create for you. In regards to my platform topics, Bullying and Diversity (along with topics spun from these), my goal is to help serve families everywhere supplying you with news, statistics and updates you can use. Sometimes, I may get off topic just a bit just to share what’s going on my world, such as taking a 15 year old to Driver Education classes this summer. For the last few months, and since my retirement[…]

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