Our Greatest Defense Against Bullying

For National Bullying Awareness Month, by KelliAnn Mead

Originally posted October 31, 2013. 

mom and son

Since the birth of my youngest son, I have discovered that bullying does not discriminate.  Anyone can bully or be bullied.  By definition, bullying is “the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others.  The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power.”  A bully isn’t just a larger child who corners somebody on the playground to get candy.  A bully can stare at another person a little too long.  A bully can be someone who speaks insensitively.  A bully may not even realize the impact of his or her actions. Continue reading “Our Greatest Defense Against Bullying”