Tag: Bullying

What if everyone isn’t beautiful?

WARNING: DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL! A great article in the New York Times that challenges social expectations on who is beautiful. What if we looked at beauty as just one trait some people were born with, like musical ability…

“Autism” Speaks: Part 2

“Autism” Speaks: Part 2 Please read previous post for the first half of the story. Jacob is one of the cool guys. He has a superpower, the power of invisibility. Walks through halls like he’s wearing the One Ring. Kids look through him, as…

“Autism” Speaks

I apologize for being remiss in posting anything for a while. Family matters took priority, as I’m sure We the Average people understand. Those darn kids, always cramping our style! I’ve copied below the first half of a short story I wrote that was…

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Mother Believes Preschool Should Focus Only on Her Child

Parent-teacher conferences are fast approaching, and We the Average parents and students need to remember where we rank in the Pre-K through 12 hierarchy. Check out The Onion’s feature on an extraordinary mother who is working tirelessly to find the right pre-school for her perfect…

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Are Youth Sports Too Competitive?

It might not be an issue for We the Average, who didn’t get the invitations to “select” soccer teams or have the money to pay for elite pitching lessons. But a great article in Parenting magazine reveals what we’ve known all along: competitive sports…