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Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.

— Winston Churchill

I Am Beautiful Like Me

How can I help children create a positive self image, to feel the strength of their voice, and to celebrate their mental and physical diversity? It’s a question I’ve been contemplating for the last few days.
Another blogger reached out and asked if I’d be interested in a project. She has two pre-teen daughters and helping [...]

Is Grandpa on Speed Dial?

In my last post I was contemplating bullying and the subtle nuances of friendships and home life that most certainly feed a culture of one-up-menship and false superiority between seemingly disparate groups of people. You were all so kind in your comments and feedback, which I adore.
Just as I was starting to think I perhaps [...]

Wondering on Wednesday: Teaching Children to Embrace Differences

I wonder if our propensity for conformity feeds a culture of bullying. I don’t know anyone that thinks childhood bullying is acceptable, but I wonder if our adult choices in friendships provide a spotlight for homogeneous circles, and teaches our children that although it’s easy to discuss diversity, the practice of accepting differences is much [...]