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Bully's Excuse #1 (Article) - 6/15/2009 7:15:46 PM
Dear Mr. Billy, I am Ajay sharma, coming again back to you. Have seen your articles on Bully Excuses #1,#2,#3,#4,#5...... Need your kind permission to publish the same in the magazine"Teacher's Net", a magazine for the professional development of teachers in India. This will certainly help them tackle the problem mote systematically. Thanks and Regards Ajay Sharma

Students Who Bully: Support Them by Focusing on the Positive Things They D (Article) - 3/9/2009 5:34:52 AM
I think a solid pounding on their glutius maximus until a suffucient signal is sent up their syatic nerve system to their cerribum cortex makes them realize the behavior they have been exhibiting is unacceptable, is the way to go. It is the way the Bible teaches so it cannot be wrong. If you send a hooligan to school at 0800, you will get a hooligan at home at 3 PM. Parents, don't expect the school to raise your kid correctly for you. It is your job, not theirs!.

Students Who Bully: Support Them by Focusing on the Positive Things They D (Article) - 3/9/2009 3:15:02 AM
Hello Billy, A very informative article, except that I believe we should not "support" bullies but counsel them with firmness. While we cannot tolerate their antagonism and animosity, they need to have constructive counseling and discipline, and close monitoring so that they will know that bullying is WRONG, understand WHY they do it and HOW they can help themselves gain victory from it. Cynthia

Bully's Excuse #5 (Article) - 10/13/2008 1:16:43 AM
well done

Bully's Excuse #4 (Article) - 4/25/2008 2:49:37 AM
Good one, Billy! You made me think of a bully from my own school years. His name was Willy Galli. He was a midget, standing no higher than my belt buckle, but built stocky, and as mean as they come. I was amazed at how much damage little Willy could do. The big guys quickly learned to leave Willy alone. His normal-sized brother, Isidro, usually stood back unless Willy was ganged up on by more than three other students (Willy handled three quite well). Last I heard, Isidro had become Police Chief of my little town, and Willy had become the Mayor. It was the big kids who attacked Willy because he was a midget and because of his race, but the real bully was Willy. Size is always important, but sometimes in unexpected ways. Willy and Isidro were of a Philippino family. This was in a small town mostly made up of first and second-generation families from Italy and Portugal. In those days, race hatred was not an "anger management" issue. A visit to East L.A. makes me think that things have not changed much. This is a good article, Billy. We are more educated now. Ted

Bully's Excuse #2 (Article) - 4/9/2008 3:46:42 PM
SIMPLE CURE: Take Your Kid To KARATE SCHOOL,i.e. Then He'll Cripple BULLY... {{{{WORRY ABOUT CONSEQUENCES LATER }}}}}}} Like Most Smaller Kids School Were Are Bullied---Until I Punched His Face Nose Out Cold---He Never Touched Me Again---He Even Feared Picking On Other Little Kids I Went To Bat For Them... Forget About Psychology! Etal: If You Walk The Way You Talk = You Look Mean Talk Mean= BULLY Will Get Message = Do Not Touch Me Or Else... It's All In Your Attitude... TRASK

Bully's Excuse #1 (Article) - 3/31/2008 1:37:47 PM
Thanks for the insightful article. Bullying is a fact of life and the schoolyard is only one of the places it occurs. Probably, because it's the first real exposure we encounter, it has the most lasting impression. But take it from one who's been on both sides of the issue, it's more fun to be the bully than to be on the receiving end (at least when young). And that might be the most discomforting reality of the entire issue. I've noticed, after a long and eventful life, that when I witness a child's cruelty to another I am deeply moved and troubled because the effects are so familiar. Observing a broken-hearted child in a situation that I instigated many times, haunts and distresses me like no other childhood memory I retain. I have learned from those indiscretions and now campaign against bullying whenever I can. I have written about it. I have lectured on it. And, fortunately, as a supervisor at a Fire Department (yes, bullying continues in the workplace) I was able to do something about it. I was always amazed that, when having a heart-to-heart talk with an employee who liked to push others around, he, sometimes she, had the same secret loathing of their behavior. I'd be willing to bet, Billy, that one effective proactive approach in reducing a bully's bluster would be to impress upon him (or her)the inner feelings that will develop as time passes. The unpleasant feelings may already be creeping in if they'll only admit it. Schuyler T. Wallace

Bullying: Is My Child A Victim? (Article) - 1/11/2008 6:43:40 PM
Good article, Billy; very well penned! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :) I've been there--bullied. Years later I still feel the pain, live with the memories. Not a good place to be!

Reduce Bullying By Using 7 Simple Steps (Article) - 1/11/2008 6:42:34 PM
Good advice; you may have saved some kids from becoming potential magnets for bullies; and that would be a very good thing! Another way to prevent bullying from occuring is to have a "disability awareness" or "cultural awareness" class, to teach other kids about accepting people who are different than they are. Well penned, Billy! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Walk Tall (Poetry) - 5/12/2009 9:40:45 AM
Good one, and I love the message it sends! You are absolutely right, that physical appearance affects just about every aspect of your life.

Be Involved (Poetry) - 5/12/2009 9:39:34 AM
Great job!

Now (Poetry) - 5/12/2009 9:38:34 AM
Love your lyrical style of writing. I am a big fan of lyrical poetry and that's the way I write as well. Nice job on this one. Great flow, easy to understand, perfectly explains the way we should live our lives.

Now (Poetry) - 3/10/2009 10:50:00 AM
These are certainly appropriate thoughts for everyone in these hard times! Well done~ Leann

Now (Poetry) - 3/3/2009 2:14:59 PM
Agree wholeheartedly and have written of the same topic. Your poem flows nicely; I especially like your third stanza.

Now (Poetry) - 3/3/2009 12:36:27 PM
Wisely said and well crafted... Be always safe, Karen

Now (Poetry) - 3/3/2009 5:59:49 AM
Billy, I love the message and faith in this poem.If you have time I invite you to visit one of my poems.I think we have many of the same ideas.This is a great poem! With Love, Cindy

You Want to Scream (Poetry) - 10/14/2008 5:22:18 PM
All parents need to scream...but not in front of the children.

A Buddy (Poetry) - 10/14/2008 5:18:46 PM
A bully is just a coward. CarolHawks

Hello God (Poetry) - 10/14/2008 5:16:56 PM
A wonderful prayer and I am sure HE loves it! CarolHawks

Be Involved (Poetry) - 10/12/2008 8:24:08 PM
A nice way to teach the tormentor and perhaps teach a few manners along the way too... Be always safe, Karen

Be Involved (Poetry) - 10/12/2008 6:41:26 PM
well done

A Buddy (Poetry) - 10/5/2008 9:39:22 AM
Very well done...and great advice for those who struggle with this...either side... lindalaw

A Buddy (Poetry) - 10/5/2008 3:46:58 AM
Billy, Great advice! I see red when I see a bully taking advantage of a younger, weaker child. I saw that alot during my school years and to this day I still cringe when I see it. Its a power thing Billy. They want to have 'control' over their victim. Much needed write, Billy. Many blessings, ~Linda

A Buddy (Poetry) - 10/5/2008 3:26:47 AM
well done

Existence (Poetry) - 9/29/2008 5:53:09 AM
Very well done,I agree...Hugs

Walk Tall (Poetry) - 7/4/2008 7:19:00 PM
Good advice again. for the children. My grandkids don't get enough exercise either. Stay in front of the TV lots mostly too much. Therefore, are overweight and much too laid back in life.

You Want to Scream (Poetry) - 7/2/2008 4:59:11 AM
Good advice all parents can learn from. (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)

You Want to Scream (Poetry) - 7/2/2008 4:38:06 AM
Billy, I'm going to make sure my daughter sees this! She has four kids at home since school's are out and I know at times she wants to scream! Blessings, ~Linda

You Want to Scream (Poetry) - 7/2/2008 12:22:14 AM
Excellent advice!

You Want to Scream (Poetry) - 7/1/2008 9:30:56 PM
Nice poem! Thanks for the tips! Sandie May :o)

So Extreme (Poetry) - 6/28/2008 3:06:36 PM
Parents should always make their children feel special,wanted and appreciated.Also they need to show them love and how to love themselves and not let bullies affect who they are.Thank you for sharing that poem Edwin

Words Will (Never) Hurt Me (Poetry) - 6/14/2008 8:40:06 PM
The end of an abuse starts with a voice such as yours.

Words Will (Never) Hurt Me (Poetry) - 6/14/2008 10:47:45 AM
Sometime word hit much harder than any stones. What is so sad, is these bullies half the time don't know what they're doing, or are just cowards picking on innocent ones. Sad. You expressed it well. Mary

Take Care (Poetry) - 6/6/2008 7:14:24 PM
Did attend 2008 grad class of Elizabethtown, PA h>s> wAS excited by the speakers and they gave very good messages. 3 boys were awarded their diplomas by their Mother's who were teachers in the same school. It was not a boring grad ceremony. The boys threw beach balls up in air at end. Very neat. Were told not to bring anything to throw, but they did. The teachers do inspire the kids and get them ready to face the outside world and sometimes help them in their decision making too. Good teachers are neeed so stay in shape this summer. Swimming helps lots.

Hello God (Poetry) - 6/5/2008 5:40:14 AM
very good....we seem to run in a same wavelength

Summer (Poetry) - 6/4/2008 6:13:13 PM
It is better all around for the kids to get into summer activities instead of staying in the house and watching TV. Swimming is great and I used to love it in my teens. Noone bullied me at the pool. We all had a great time. Our neighbor Lady went after supper in evening for a swim with us and sometimes we had night swims. It was fun.

Summer (Poetry) - 6/4/2008 6:06:20 PM
Through active involvement self esteem is earned and maintained.... Be always safe, Karen

Engage (Poetry) - 6/2/2008 9:28:32 PM
Good advice to aid one with low self esteem and show them all life has a value.... Be always safe, Karen

Engage (Poetry) - 6/2/2008 1:47:33 PM
Some children do not go as good as when they go to summer school. It is a needed things for them to keep with their class. Many do good when having to go to summer school and get the needed help they don't get in the classroom with so many other students. I can't see nothing wrong with summer school if it helps them.

Engage (Poetry) - 6/2/2008 12:14:20 PM
I agree with this wholeheartedly! A nice write.

Empathy (Poetry) - 5/12/2008 10:05:33 PM
Very true, but some choose to act out rather than verbalize and that takes even more understaning or "empathy" to be able to reach through.... Be always safe, Karen

Empathy (Poetry) - 5/12/2008 6:11:23 PM
How true, wise admonition to all that are exposed to helping! Blessings! Jasmin Horst

Empathy (Poetry) - 5/12/2008 4:33:52 PM
Yes, I saw a friend over Mother's day works at a college. Girl was kicking the mac machine. She went over to her and helped her and here she was upset over finals and needed consolation.

Empathy (Poetry) - 5/12/2008 2:18:42 PM
Well said. I taught high school for 32 years. I will send your lines to my as-yet-to-retire friends. Eileen

Imbalance of Power (Poetry) - 5/8/2008 7:23:35 PM
We are walking a fine line between teasing and bullying and you describe and explain it all very well... Be always safe, Karen

Imbalance of Power (Poetry) - 5/8/2008 4:31:51 PM
Bullying can stay with a child for life and cause them many self-confidence issues. A nice write.

Heart Break (Poetry) - 4/21/2008 8:34:56 PM
Maybe it is time for those being bullied to ban together as a way of fighting back.... Be always safe, Karen

Heart Break (Poetry) - 4/21/2008 11:36:54 AM
I agree hitting is never acceptable with our children and parents that are not trained in appropriate discipline breed bullies. More often not I have found emotional abuse mixed with physical abuse is the foundational culprit for bullies. Those of us who use an occasional swat on the bottom when very young, without anger, establishing loving discipline and boundaries are not in that mix. I for one have proof -- three bright beautiful caring young adults who blossomed under that direction. Thanks for sharing, Deborah

Hello God (Poetry) - 4/21/2008 8:17:40 AM
For such a young soul you are an amazing writer. Must read more of your works.

Fire with Fire (Poetry) - 4/19/2008 11:12:35 AM
Good advice for many, get more with sugar than lemons, right? Be always safe, Karen

Under Your Nose (Poetry) - 4/16/2008 4:04:02 PM
I know from the experience of one of my grandchildren that sometimes teachers do absolutely nothing when a student is continually put down by the others. To his mind, his frequent anger is justified. It is frightening. Connie

Know Your Kids (Poetry) - 4/16/2008 4:00:15 PM
I'm guessing that you incorporate these little poems into your speaking. Short and sweet, they should easily capture the attention of the audience and make their point well. Connie

Friendly Teasing (Poetry) - 4/16/2008 3:58:26 PM
Your poems, articles and tips could make a big impact on the parents and teachers who read them here. Connie

Friendly Teasing (Poetry) - 4/14/2008 3:23:24 PM
A most meaningful poem. Blessings! Jasmin Horst

Under Your Nose (Poetry) - 4/11/2008 2:53:18 PM
Sometimes we do not see the obvious because we do not want to, well said... Be always safe, Karen

Under Your Nose (Poetry) - 4/11/2008 4:22:52 AM
Bullying is a prelude to violence and we need to do all we can to stamp out behaviors that lead in that direction.

Under Your Nose (Poetry) - 4/10/2008 11:30:17 PM
Point well made in few lines!

Honor (Poetry) - 4/5/2008 8:06:42 AM
Oh my,what a wonderful man you are,how caring and loving...Have a wonderful and safe day dear sweet man...Hugsss

Know Your Kids (Poetry) - 4/2/2008 5:01:40 PM
Good, sound, parental adice that does need to be heeded, well said... Be always safe, Karen

Listen (Poetry) - 3/30/2008 7:20:03 PM
Well said, let the truth be known. All MUST play a part..... Be always safe, Karen

Hello God (Poetry) - 3/28/2008 10:49:44 PM
...a prayer...of hope...become inspired words to be heard. very well written Billy... John

If Only There Were More Like You (Poetry) - 3/28/2008 10:46:59 PM
...honest thoughts are penned...and find the light of those who choose to be more like... very well written Billy... John

If Only There Were More Like You (Poetry) - 3/27/2008 11:29:18 AM
Heartfelt sentiments.... Be always safe, Karen

Pledge (Poetry) - 3/21/2008 7:11:51 PM
Now this is what a good teacher looks like! Lovely.

Pledge (Poetry) - 3/20/2008 12:29:43 PM
A wonderful pledge from a teacher to his students. Wish so many more understood the basic first step is respect. Everything else will fall into place like dominos.... Be always safe, Karen

Quote (Poetry) - 1/20/2008 9:57:32 PM
to some extent it does ...

Quote (Poetry) - 1/17/2008 8:50:03 PM
Interesting concept, yet one could not be a "bully" without a willing participant..... Be safe, Karen

Quote (Poetry) - 1/17/2008 4:10:00 PM
You know in some ways we all get bullied. Thanks.

It Takes Everyone (Poetry) - 1/16/2008 6:01:23 PM
A part of society since the beginning of mankind, learn to match the force and power.... Be safe, Karen

It Takes Everyone (Poetry) - 1/16/2008 3:38:39 AM
Billy, There's so much of it going on in our schools and on our streets. Bullying is a huge cause of teenage suicides and so many deaths caused by this unnecessary act of teenage provocation. Whenever I hear of weapons being found in schools I always seem to link bullying to the source. Thanks for bringing light to the subject.

Praise! (Poetry) - 1/11/2008 6:44:04 PM
Amen!! :)

Students Admit It (Poetry) - 1/9/2008 6:56:12 PM
I felt this one clear to my soul, Billy. I was a victim of bullying, not only at school, but at home. I still live with the memories, the pain years later; because of this, I don't have a good opinion of myself (I am working hard to change this). I am still very easily hurt when people say mean or unkind things to me; I am extremely sensitive, and at times I HATE it. We do need to teach our children about accepting differences in people; and it begins at home. If we teach our children to hate others based on race/religion/ethnicity/size, etc. then they will become bullies in the long run. The cycle continues. It is up to the parents to teach this, NOT the schools. I pray that your important message is heard; something needs to be done to end this epidemic of bullying!! I've been there. I know first hand just what damage bullying can cause. (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( Welcome to the Den; you are among friends!

Students Admit It (Poetry) - 1/9/2008 6:48:05 PM
First of all, Billy, welcome to AD, you're among friends. Secondly, as the victim of bullying myself, I think it begins at home, with the parents. WE NEED TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN TO ACCEPT DIFFERENCES IN PEOPLE. Children are smarter than given credit for: they pick up on their parent's fears and prejudices; they pick up on the total lack of respect for anything considered not "normal." WHAT IS NORMAL, anyway???????? I pray your message is spread far and wide. Well penned: you say a lot in four sentances. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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