Sometimes, the hero we need isn't the tall, handsome guy in the flowing cape. Sometimes, the heroes we need are the brave and the brokenhearted...the people who have fallen and risen and fallen again. They are the ones who can talk to us about their struggles in a voice we recognize as authentic. They are the ones worthy to hear about ours. Here is Brene Brown's Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted:
How do we tell the difference between "helping" and "interfering"? What do we need to consider before we decide to help someone...or not?
These are deep questions with no easy answers. One of the reasons we formed Trickle Up Change was so we could be a resource for those looking for change without imposing it on those who aren't.
Here is the story of the spider in the urinal. What would you do?
We all learn by trial and error and our children are no different. Like young scientists, they theorize and test, and come to conclusions based upon what they've experienced.
One of the conclusions many children form is that bullies get ahead. It usually starts with the child being bullied himself and deciding that it's better to be the bully than the bullied