Family Support for Starting a New School

Whether it’s the first day of preschool or the first day of a doctorate program, starting a new school year is never easy. Those years when the transitioning encompasses not only another grade but also a whole new school seem to be the most difficult. Fortunately, family members can play an important part in helping…

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Kill Them with Kindness

A common phrase in the South is “kill them with kindness.” Chances are a mom or teacher had told you this when faced with teasing or even bullies. The important thing to remember is that fake kindness (the “bless her heart” preceded by gossip kind) is not what they mean. Instead they are referring to…

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Even Homecoming Queens Get Bullied

*Two things: 1) I realize this is an oooooold entry. (I barely had a gray hair when I first penned it.) 2) I know this is not anti-bullying month. Regardless, a kind woman working with a doctor who developed a guide on combatting both bullying and substance abuse contacted me about supporting their efforts. I…

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