A person of words and not deeds, is like a garden full of weeds.
With school shootings in the news these days, there is one common factor that is often overlooked. The majority of school shooters feel the need to kill as a result of being the victim of bullying. Here are some scary bullying statistics from a 2013 study:
Percent of students who reported being bullied at school, on a school bus or on the way to and from school:
• Bullied at school: 21.5%
• Made fun of or insulted: 13.6%
• Subject of rumors: 13.2%
• Pushed, shoved, spit on or tripped: 6.0%
• Excluded from activities: 4.5%
• Threatened with harm: 3.9%
• Forced to do things they didn’t want to do: 2.2%
• Property destroyed: 1.6%
Happiness isn’t an outside job. It’s an inside job.
Know and believe in yourself, and what others think won’t disturb you.
The quality of your children’s lives will be determined by the quality of the people in their lives.
Social (interpersonal) learners prefer to learn in groups or with other people. They like social activities rather than doing their own thing. They typically like team sports.
What is right isn’t always popular and what is popular isn’t always right.
SOCIAL CHALLENGES and LONELINESS – Some kids have a hard time in large groups and/or making friends. If this is the case for your child, the school day can be a place of isolation, awkwardness and sadness. It makes sense for one to hate being trapped 6 hours a day in a place that feels so awful.
Popularity is a powerful drug. Some slack off and make trouble to get with the in-crowd. Be supportive yet insist on success in school too.