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Time To Take Bullies On Directly

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

My 15-year-old was as shocked as I was. As he read about 15-year-old Jai Morcom’s death last Friday following a schoolyard fight at Mullumbimby High School, on NSW’s north coast, I could tell that this news item was a little too close for comfort.
Allegations of bullying turned my horror to anger. Bullying has become commonplace [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Education · Parental Bonding · Violence

A Mother’s Love

August 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

My boys are the same age that Princess Diana’s boys were when she died in a car accident in a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997.
It was the weekend that I brought home my second child who will be 12 this weekend. Although I wasn’t a royalist or Diana obsessee, I reflect on the [...]

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Tags: Parental Bonding · Puberty · Relationships