Tag Archives: friendships

Are The Apps Your Child Using Dangerous?

January 24, 2015

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As an educator and parent of two teenagers with smart phones,  I am acutely aware there are apps out there that are dangerous and easily accessible to them. It’s not that I  think the creators of these apps are purposely out to harm our children but  I realize any app can be dangerous in the wrong […]

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The Bully Effect, Documentary Today!

February 27, 2013

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    AC360 special documentary: The Bully Effect Tomorrow night at 10 pm we are joining the organization Stop Bullying: Speak Up, Cartoon Network, CNN, and AC360,  as Anderson Cooper 360 airs their special, “The Bully Effect.” Check out “The Bully Effect.” This special is looking at the lives of the people featured in the movie Bully and […]

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Mom & Daughter’s World Collide: Downton Abbey Meets One Direction

February 23, 2013

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  My daughter Jordan and I are very different. She loves One Direction. I like One Republic. Her fashion sense is more urban while I am more classic. I am a touchy feeling kind of person, she…is not. Although we are different,  I often try to find ways to celebrate how our differences can bring […]

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Did You Know Social Media and Breathing Are One In The Same For Teen Girls?

February 6, 2013

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Did you know social media is just as important as breathing for most teenage girls? It’s true! Girls are relationally wired. Relationships with their peers are one of the most important things to them. Social media has opened wide new avenues for teen girls to “relate” or communicate with each other. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram […]

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How Do I Stand Up To A Bully When The Bully Is My Friend?

October 28, 2012

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The Mean Girl Extinction Project.  Dear Josh is a page on the blog where Josh;  Jordan and I (Shaylene) answer teen’s questions about bullying from the perspective of a teen/parent. Below is our Dear Josh. I wanted to share it with you. You can also find it on our bully blog (Still in process of completion) at […]

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How do you define happiness?

April 23, 2012

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“Happiness is not so much in having as it is in sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”Experiences in life can be so much fun when we relive them.  Summer camp is one of those moments in time we  remember forever.  I know in […]

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