Tag: bullying

Parenting Tweens

Yesterday, 10 6th-grade girls filled my house to make holiday cookies, decorate them with frosting and colorful edible beads and sprinkles, watch a movie and eat pizza. The volume level rose, with high-pitched squeals and giggles, and the energy increased, girls sliding across the floors in exclamatory glee. Today, it’s 8 7th-graders, 3 girls and 5 boys, and there is a… Read more →

What Would You Do?

Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom haShoah, a day dedicated to remembering the atrocities of the second world war, the abhorrent hatred and persecution of so many people, including my ancestors. Our existence is so easy. We take for granted all the freedoms that our forebears fought for. From where we sit, it’s easy to say I would have stood up… Read more →