4 things we can do to help our kids cope with bullying

Bullying has been around forever. Nothing we do will make it go away completely. It’s part of childhood and adolescence and I believe meant to prepare people for adult life. There are bosses that are bullies, neighbors and relatives that are bullies and what we learn as children in terms

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Stalking heart— #griefheart number 241

Stalking heart

All week, those Mother’s Day ads, hearts, balloons, flowers, greeting cards have stalked me where ever I go. It’s hard not to see them as reminders of my chid that it no longer here.

The week was brutal. It’s only better now because I have my oldest with me now.

So remember friends

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It’s messages like these that keep me going

Picture courtesy of my brother Gene from whose Facebook page I snagged it

You all have no idea how deeply appreciative and honored I am that you share your stories and messages with me. All of you inspire me. Becca, you’ve inspired me. Thank you –Anne Moss

Dear Mrs. Rogers-

I had no idea how to start this e-mail as I feel like I’m writing a lifelong friend

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The left turn

I’m sitting in traffic on June 4, 2015. It’s about 4:45pm or so.

I am on my way to a running event with my team, a digital marketing company for which I co-owned at the time. All my employees will be there. I have to show up. The weather is ugly and rainy.

I am wearing my company

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Blue Whale is a deadly social media game #bluewhale

I heard about this game a week ago from Jule, a 16-year-old girl from Germany who has written for this site. Jule who tells me about current trends warned me about this dangerous game that started in Russia and is spreading across Europe and now into Kenya and the US.

I might have dismissed

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Poop heart— #griefheart number 240

Poop heart

People are truly seeing hearts everywhere! This one from Alex’ horse.

Charles would absolutely love this. He would think it was hilarious. So that’s why it’s here. And poop jokes? Good God boys start snickering about poop jokes at age 2. When do they get old? Never. Boys and men love

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What do you say to parents who’ve just lost a child?

You have no idea what to say. Will talking about their child make it worse? Will it trigger more grief?

No. Because we think about the one we lost every day till the day we die. It changes over time. But we never, ever forget for even one day.

If that parent lost a child to suicide or drug overdose

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Overdose Grief Video

One of the readers here, Gina Hollenweger, posted this video on my Facebook page in response to post about refusing to bury my son’s memory.

None of our sons and daughters are immune to this epidemic.  They touch on so many of the emotions you can expect and it is worth watching. I will make

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