Meanies and Mamas

Last year, my son came home from sixth grade with a tale of some playground bullying. “And,” he said, his eyes widening, “it’s anti-bullying week!

It’s Bullying Awareness Month again, and I’ve been thinking a lot about Lisa Solod’s excellent feature we ran in 2006 on bullying and the role that parents play in it. Because those flashbacks happen, don’t they? One moment, you’re listening to your kiddo talk about what’s going down socially, and the next, you’re in your retainer and weird bangs, holding your lunch tray and wondering where to sit and whether that whispered “nice glasses” was an insult or not.

We’ll be having a Twitter party on the subject next Tuesday, November 22, with the Holistic Moms’ Network at 10 p.m. Follow us on Twitter @brainchildmag. (New to Twitter parties?  Click here and scroll down to check out how to attend.) Hope to see you there!

—Jennifer Niesslein, co-founder and editor of Brain, Child
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