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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Dr Rosina McAlpine

What a thoughtful and informative article on bullying. Thank you. Bullying is such a complex topic with no simple solutions, but I truly believe that helping our children develop personal power with good self esteem, resilience and other key life skills is a really good start. Here's a short article with ideas on that topic
http://childrendevelopment.org/children-development/skills-for-life-%e2%80%93-self-esteem-and-resilience

Katherine

Wow. Thank you for broaching such a loaded and important topic. I too have felt the awkwardness when the kids run off to play and you're left with the other mothers, wondering what to talk about. But I feel fortunate that in my community the Queen Bees are pretty welcoming of newcomers. (At least to my face - and I don't care what people say behind my back.)

I wonder if there's another mom on the fringes you could befriend? This summer at the pool I felt at such a loss until I noticed another mother also with nobody to talk with. She is drop dead gorgeous and thin, so I admit I had discounted her, assuming she'd be snobby. But she turned out to be just as shy and eager for friendship as I was.

AlsoAwkward

This post resonates! I am in your shoes, Truth: Worried about what inappropriate behaviors I might be modeling for my children. And feeling like I don't fit in.

You are right. There are no easy answers. I guess all we can do is keep on keeping on. I know I for one need to develop a sense of humor about it.

Because when you stop to think about it, it is kind of funny, in an ironic sort of way.

anonymous

Having just posted a personal blog on this topic and receiving a lot of positive and negative feedback I was so glad when a friend posted this article to my facebook wall for me to read.

Rachel

I have just posted a personal blog on the topic of bullying and received a lot of positive and negative feedback. I thought it would help to be honest about my experiences, partly because I had become exasperated and also in the hope it might stop. Unfortunately, if anything it may have got worse as the Queen Bee is now playing the victim.


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