Yesterday my son told me about an incident at school. There’s this group of kids, 'the 5th grade “bullies'. It's a title well-earned. They name-call, “stupid”, “b---ch”, , “gay”, etc., proclaim worthlessness of classmates, celebrate when words strike tears, and poke fun at authorities who intervene. Well my guy has had enough of it. He noticed a classmate caught in the … Continue reading Words | Bullies | Courage
We sat together, four moms,in a rare conversation...each with a similar story, an emotional thread to contribute. When kids hang out, are we curious enough about their technology? What do they see? What do they share? And how is it affecting them?
Internet freedom opens doors with little trace, but often leaves internal pain and unresolved emotion. Having seen things that they never should, and done things they regret, many kids return from break with heartache and fear. It seems that greatest school supply is a soft heart, empathy.
In this year, we’re digital farmers. (Are you following me? 🙂 Take away the family cow and the tractor, you and I have land to tend. -- Your kid’s life is a thriving pasture, and negative influences are weeds.
It's hard to talk about these things with other parents, face to face. I don't know many people who get together and strategize internet safety. Its's not an easy chat, don't you agree? I haven't found some kind of golden path to perfection. Our family is imperfect, but doing the best we can! We're working toward relationship & connection. Who has a checklist for that? For those of you who share this vision, trying to work out details for a digital home, I hope you find comradery here!