As the sister of an incredibly bright young man who happens to be entering his first year of high school, I'm going to take this one step further and say this:
Kids are not bullied just because they don't have "cute" clothes, they aren't considered "pretty", or popular, or because they're "shy". Kids are simply bullied. So yes, I encourage you to use your voice if you witness a bully, but I also want to take a second to acknowledge that if you are someone who is being bullied, it doesn't mean there's something wrong with you. Kids will find a way to dissect and criticize one another without any reason other than fear. Fear of what they don't understand, what they feel threatened by, and fear of what is different. So be different. And stand tall. Just because kids have been brought up to believe that is an acceptable part of growing up as they figure who they themselves are, does not mean we can't shine a light on what a huge issue this is and put a stop to it.
Well this was a first! I have the best little girl in the world. She makes my heart smile...
Game night with the crew! Ira was feeling left out so she asked if she could be the table. @lindseydupuis @cheriekilchrist
Everyone go check out @thepaulmcdonald TONIGHT at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood at 9pm. You will not be disappointed! The show is incredible and the front man might be one of the most talented people on the planet. Wish I could be there to support! I can't stop humming the new tunes! Excited for our upcoming shows!
Making airplane snacks with my new food dehydrator!!! Orange chips!? Kale chips!? Zucchini chips!? What?! HealthyLiving=HappySoul
Bear bile farming is real and it’s happening in China where 10,000 bears are kept in tiny cages and face daily painful extractions. Their bile is used in traditional medicine. This must stop - please join me in pledging support to Animals Asia to end bear bile farming once and for all: http://www.whosay.com/l/Qau905E
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