This post was submitted to our 100K Stories Project by Patricia Mitchell, founder of Patricia’s Children, a non-profit organization devoted to empowering children and parents who have become unjustly separated. A Regretful Visit Patricia had just discovered that the father of her unborn child (‘Sonny’ aka Brian, aka… Read More4.24.2017 / Heidi Ganahl
If your child is the victim of or witness to bullying:
- Stand up for your child. If you witness or hear about any bullying, respond right away.
- Help your child identify where they can get help at school if and when they need it.
- Call (877-542-SAFE) Colorado’s Safe 2 Tell hotline or visit their website to report the bullying.
- File a report of the incident with your child's school and follow up to see that action is taken. Contact 911 if necessary.
- If your child is experiencing trauma as a result of the bullying find them a trained counselor to talk to.
These are the facts...
74% of 8 to 11-year-olds say teasing and bullying happen at their school and 15% of high school students report experiencing cyberbullying in the past year. Victims of bullying, the bullies themselves, and even those children who simply witness bullying will struggle in school and sometimes stop attending out of fear, experience low self-esteem, live in a constant state of stress response, become depressed and of-ten turn to violent behavior. Children who are the victims of bullying have higher incidences of suicide, truancy, health problems, behavior issues, and more. Like second-hand smoke from a cigarette, children who simply witness bullying are also negatively impacted in the same ways as their bullied peers.
This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by Alana K. Haase. Alana has been a nurse for 27 years and a Mom for 18, you can visit her online at ALANAKHAASE.COM. At a support group in Texas, I was drawn to a tall, blonde woman wearing unusual… Read More3.27.2017 / Heidi Ganahl
This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by Alana K. Haase. Alana has been a nurse for 27 years and a Mom for 18, you can visit her online at ALANAKHAASE.COM $115,544,338,886.00 How did we get here? One hundred and fifteen billion, five hundred and forty-four… Read More3.23.2017 / Heidi Ganahl
This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by an anonymous writer. I got tired of the screaming, and his anger. I got tired of feeling so alone in a house full of people. I was I was scared, but knew that leaving him would be better… Read More3.14.2017 / Heidi Ganahl
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around one in five children in the United States suffers from a mental health problem. This is equivalent to over 17 million young people having disorders that affect their ability to express their emotions, learn and demonstrate positive behavior…. Read More2.20.2017 / Heidi Ganahl