With 203 teens from age 15 to 19 dying by suicide that year, it was the second leading cause of death for that age bracket.
Some competition and rivalry is totally normal.... up to an incredibly-hazy-and-impossibly-unclear point.
“Operation Heather X.” That’s what it was called. It was nearly thirty years ago when my friends devised a plan, complete with code name, to exclude me.
We not only have the power, but the responsibility to offer protection and compassion to those who need it.
It just takes one respected peer to say “boys don’t wear pink” and all bets are off.
So your kid hurt my kid. Now what?
Kids push. They tease. Sometimes they’re mean. It's all completely normal.
Oh my, it’s easy to throw stones in our air-conditioned glass houses, isn’t it?
My daughter is nine. She's at the precipice of puberty and willing it to happen. I want to tell her to slow down.