Sunday, May 15, 2011

Getting the word out about parent involvement to stop bullying

Happy Sunday everyone! For examiner.com, I wrote an article about how parents could help counter the bullying problem in today's schools. For this site, I'm only allowed to write a very short article due to word count restrictions. If you get the chance, I would love to hear your thoughts about this subject. Thanks for your kind compliments about the photos in the prior post.

"Parents could form a bridge between bullies and their victims"

(By the way, I get paid pennies for this gig. I've written 9 articles so far, and I have made a whopping $1.50!!!)

I'll visit you all soon! Thanks for reading :)

15 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I think it's most important that parents should be involved with the bullying. Good for you writing articles, don't spend your earnings too quickly......lol

Yvonne.

the wild magnolia said...

Great job! Pro Active organized wisdom. Educating kids to the monumental possibilities waiting in each to friendship. People are fun, the more the merrier, go Kelly!

Happy Sunday, happy weekend!

Ginger Jasper said...

I think it is so important that parents get involved and I also think you are to be comemorated for how much you care. I agree with Yvonne though and think carefuly whsat to spend your wages on.lol. xx

Louisiana Belle said...

Great article and suggestions for combatting the problem. I think a task force made up of parents is an excellent idea!

anthony stemke said...

I agree, parental involvement is key.

Jenners said...

Well done!! I agree with what you wrote and I think it is great you are writing those articles ... even if it does't exactly pay the rent.

glnroz said...

parent involvement, trumps Money, in every situation with kids,,,bullying, i believe, is one of the main "drags" on our youth today. there are many kinds of bullying, but your help with awareness puts you in the "SuperMom" catagory.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

Wonderfully stated! Have you thought of running for school board?

Michelle said...

Go you - I love the idea of the parents being involved, as not only do they provide a staffing for programs, but they know the kids and the kids know them and those relationships - and awareness - help keep things moving in a positive direction. Go you!

Robyn Campbell said...

That is why there are bullies. So many parents are letting the TV raise their children. I am so proud of ya, Kel. Loved reading my pal who is famously published now. Today examiner.com, tomorrow the world. Bwa ha ha ha

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

Great article. You are right, parents should get involve and not rely on overworked and overburdened teachers and school staff. I also think that by-standers be encouraged to come forward without consequences to them, and the parents must be well-informed by the school when bullying is happening. There should be no denying from the school. So that the parents can do something about it, implement the task force. AT most times, the school keeps a hush-hush on the bulling happening in their school, and the parent has no clue until it's too late.

Kim said...

I loved the article! And the others!! I had no idea you were doing this. It sucks to not be paid but I'm so happy you're spreading your talent. I think it will pay off, I really do. I got nothing for my piece in that anthology but I feel good knowing I'm trying to get my writing out. I'm so proud of you Kelly! And it's seriously good writing!!

Ken Devine said...

I haven't yet read the article, but well done for leaving a footprint on such an emotive issue. I'll let you know my thoughts later.

Gerri said...

Good for you my friend!!

H.K. said...

OMG! I haven't gone to the site yet to read what you wrote, but what an awesome subject to write about. I hope that there is a day where bullying is something from the past.