Lorna Blumen

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Lessons We MUST Learn From Amanda Todd

Amanda Todd

15-year-old Amanda Todd from Coquitlam, British Columbia killed herself this week, after several years of terror at the hands of a cyberbully/cyberstalker and merciless, cruel-hearted peer taunting and physical violence at several schools. Now we’re “outraged” as an article in the Toronto Star says: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1270262–b-c-victim-of-cyber-bullying-commits-suicide Where was our outrage while this was happening? Why weren’t …

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Choosing A Costume Wisely

I went to spin class Saturday. The spin instructor, a lovely young woman in her 20’s, was chatting about her Halloween costume choices. “I’m considering Honey Boo Boo. I always like something from pop culture. A couple of years ago, I went as Britney Spears, when she was so messed up”. I thought about this …

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Bullying & Respect: What’s the Connection?

Respect is a foundational issue, especially for teens, who are at a formative time for self-concept. We need to develop a healthy balance of respect for self and respect for others. And while our focus is on children and teens, much of this applies directly to adults too. How Are Bullying And Respect Related? The longer …

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Self-Respect For Children: What Is It?

These are the essentials of self-respect for kids (applies to adults too!): I have a realistic sense of my strengths and weaknesses. I accept myself the way I am right now, with imperfections. I’m entitled to be treated with respect, by myself and others, just because I’m a human being. I feel worthy of respect …

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