Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My child is being cyberbullied. I told them to not go on social media. Is this the right thing?

Not really. I can understand your desire to protect your child – after all, if they’re being bullied on social media, the problem is solved if they don’t have social media, right? Except, it doesn’t protect them, or stop the bullying: The only thing this achieves is that you effectively dismiss your child’s concerns about … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My child is being cyberbullied. I told them to not go on social media. Is this the right thing?

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#Why I Didn’t Report: Shouldn’t Dr Ford Be Able To Remember Everything?

-- Trigger and Content Warning -- Like with the "Friendship Breakup" series, over the next few weeks, I'll be answering commonly asked questions surrounding, specifically, Dr Ford and the entire fiasco that we just watched.  As this topic is of a sensitive nature, and many of you may have questions or stories you'd like to … Continue reading #Why I Didn’t Report: Shouldn’t Dr Ford Be Able To Remember Everything?

The Friendship Breakup: Why Could You Forgive One Friend, But Not All?

To be honest, this is a question friends closer to me usually ask, not random strangers on the internet, but I think it’s important message about forgiveness, and explaining what and why in such a situation. We’ll name the three A, B, and C, to make it easier - the story isn't about who they … Continue reading The Friendship Breakup: Why Could You Forgive One Friend, But Not All?

“But You Don’t Look Sick!”

I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis, fibro, and IBS. On top of these three ‘invisible’ illnesses, I also suffer from two mental illnesses: clinical depression and a severe anxiety disorder (brought on by a traumatic experience). As a result, I constantly hear the words: “But you don’t look sick.” Sometimes I’m sure it’s meant … Continue reading “But You Don’t Look Sick!”