• Family,  Kids,  Self Care

    When Bullies Grow Up

    As a mom to four young children, one of the things I worry about is bullying.  It’s something I experienced first- and second-hand growing up and it’s something that, over the years, seems to be a growing, rather than fading, epidemic.  It’s also something not easily forgotten.  To be the victim of bullying, whether it’s physical or social, has a huge impact one’s sense of self.  For me, personally, it was the subtler, typical girl behavior:  I wanted desperately to be liked by the “cool” girl . You know who she is.  Quite possibly she was you. This girl would one day include me in her “club” only to turn…