• books,  bullying

    The Prince Iggy Books

    It’s been a while since I’ve accepted the gift of a book in exchange for a review. I’ve been hesitant to for fear of being stuck with books that I can’t really enjoy, but recently I decided to try out the Prince Iggy series by Aldo Fynn, and really enjoyed sharing it with my kids. Prince Iggy grew up in the Kingdom of Naysayers, in a boarding school my nine year old described as “the Hogwarts out of Hell.” The kids are served porridge three times every day (more gruel anyone?) and encouraged to behave unethically. There Iggy is belittled and bullied until he believes himself to be Stinky Iggy…

  • Here's a screen cap of one of the variations of the meme about why you shouldn't bully.
    bullying,  memes

    Do not re-post if you are against bullying. (Link to this if you agree.)

    How we talk about bullying matters and so I want to comment about something I keep seeing on facebook. It’s a status update people are copying-pasting because they are “against bullying.” The meme goes like this: “That girl you called a slut in class today? She’s a virgin. The “gay boy” you punched in the hall today? He committed suicide a few minutes ago. The boy you called poor? He has to work every night to support his family. The girl you pushed down the other day? She’s already being abused at home. That girl you called fat? She’s starving herself. The old man you made fun of because of the ugly scars?…