This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. As we ponder the WHY behind the motives of the Florida Child-shooter, Nikolas Cruz, we can only presuppose what prompted this young man to walk into Stoneman Douglas High School, that fateful Valentine’s day, 2018 with a made-up-mind to carry out the carnage taking the lives of 17 innocent people. Of course, via media outlets and then countless interviews from several of Cruz’ peers and closet contacts, we know a bit about his story, and what a complex story to unravel. As an advocate against bullying I’ve thought about the many different variables that could have prompted such an unfathomable massacre, but I realize we’ll never have a[…]

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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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