Have you been bullied as a child? Many people I know have stories about bullying. It’s almost like a rite of passage amongst school aged children. Part of me didn’t even want to write this post but I think this topic is an important one. Plus I’ll be able to share my story with you.
What is a Bully?
A bully is someone who does the following:(Source: Stop Bullying.gov)
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
- An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
- Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
This could happen to adults too.
When I used teach first grade, I remember how our school had an amazing PTA! They supported the teachers and their classrooms by volunteering, planning parties and fundraisers for the school and were so involved. I dreamed of doing the same for my own child’s class when he or she would be school aged. BUT that was before I actually had kids.
I’m not knocking public education or PTAs at all! I know some amazing teachers and schools who go above and beyond for their students. I know teachers who are so passionate and have made a huge difference in the lives of their students. BUT I decided to become a PTA dropout! View Post
This post is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Orange County but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
The holidays are behind us and most of us are starting the new year with goals and resolutions. There’s usually excitement, anticipation and hope for a better year once January hits. But what about for those who don’t have a rosy outlook on life. Those who are shrouded in a cloud of depression and anxiety?
If you google Postpartum Depression, you will find a lot of articles about it but there doesn’t seem to be as much about Postpartum Anxiety. It involves feelings of worry about your child’s well being that are usually unfounded.
I was able to speak with Dr. Elsa Lee of Kaiser Permanente Orange County to help shed some light on anxiety and when to seek help. View Post
Last month, we were invited to stay at the Great Wolf Lodge Southern California in Anaheim for a weekend of fun with our family! It was an amazing experience and I wanted to share with you some of the fantastic things about a family vacation there.
As fans of Disneyland, we absolutely love the holiday season because of the festive decorations, new foods, and seasonal offerings that Disneyland and Disney California Adventure has to offer! This Halloween is no different as Disneyland Resorts celebrates Halloween at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. You will be so excited to visit since it’s Halloween time at Disney California Adventure!
For those who purchase tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party, you are allowed entrance to BOTH parks. My friends over at Magic Kingdom Mamas has tons of information about the Halloween Party! So be sure to check out their amazing blog which is chock full of information to help make your trips to Disneyland Resort so much easier!