There Are Many Reasons Why People Bully, Some Might Surprise You!

There appear to me to be a lot of mythos surrounding the question as to why people bully. I was bullied for around eight years — probably longer. Since then I have worked with or alongside young people for fourteen years, and I have worked with children for a lot longer than that. I remember one time when I had an interview for a youth work post with someone who was aware of my history of being bullied. They asked me in a very matter-of-fact way “So, how will you stop yourself from bullying our young people?” I was quite frankly gobsmacked and astounded, but I answered her question quite clearly “Some people who are bullied do end up bullying, but that is not a hard-and-fast rule.

By |2017-03-04T23:06:34-05:00March 4th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , |

Four Christmas Wishes

By Julian Caldwell | GetConnectDAD.com This week's Trait is "Be Hopeful." What a great week for hope to be the center of my thoughts for my boys and my family. Christmas is this weekend, my family is coming into town, my kids are working on their best behavior (sort [...]

By |2016-12-22T13:23:57-05:00December 20th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , |

Bitter Bickering and Bull$*it Fights: Stay on Your Purpose

Boss, Do you ever have fights with your baby Mumma so much that it’s almost like every interaction turns into some stupid little dispute?  No matter how you approach it, no matter how nice you are…Fight after fight after fight.  Since when did you become this person?  Since when [...]

By |2016-12-09T17:11:21-05:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate, Uncategorized|Tags: |

The Role of Partner: Pregnancy

As the non-pregnant partner, pregnancy can be a confusing time. Friends, family, and strangers usually focus on the expecting mother and the non-pregnant partner can feel left out, which can then lead to feelings of guilt for being upset. Knowing that your partner is the one who will be doing [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:38-05:00October 20th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , , |

5 ways your dog is preparing you for fatherhood

Before deciding to have a baby, many couples decide to adopt a dog first. They do this for a reason – dogs can very well prepare you for fatherhood and make you a better parent one day. If you’re wondering how a dog could help, think about it for a [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:50-05:00September 23rd, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , , , |

FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES

They say follow the mythological rulebook. The things they eat is down to what you cook. The dirtier they get depends on where they play, And for a peaceful night don't let them sleep in the day. Keep them clean and definitely, don't let them get fat, But if [...]

By |2017-03-15T21:53:52-05:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate, Poems|Tags: , , |

MY SON, MY HERO.

He stands there in front of me, Wearing his dimpled smile. Filled with happiness, And a beautiful innocence. Little does he realize, He's taught me patience, And constantly reminds that time doesn't matter. The love for him I can't explain. This compassion I feel, And wanting only to see him [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:11-05:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate, Poems|Tags: , , , , |

Being a Father and Raising Boys to Have Compassion

We teamed up this week with Simply BTs (an awesome YouTube Channel) and they answered the question, what do you want to teach your kids about being compassionate?  This, along with a ton of other great questions, were answered in this week's video post by the awesome husband and wife team [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:11-05:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , , , |

There will be great, positive vibes, more happiness and less hate going around.

Key Takeaways We are responsible for making healing our nations What do you want to leave your kids? Being compassionate means caring for not only each other, but the world we live in. If we are more compassionate, "There will be great positive vibes, more happiness and less hate [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:11-05:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , , , , |

Of Being Compassionate, Being Kind. In other words, having a heart !!

Key Takeaways Why shouldn't you share when you have an abundance? Compassion is when you feel for someone. How can I own a garden and have all it's fruit when my people are going hungry? Dear Kyra, It's fun imagining you reading these letters sometime in future and [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:11-05:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , , , , |

“You go, and do likewise.”

A man strides through the wilderness, alone and without peer, With steady step and focused eye and iron in his tread. He pays no mind to obstacles that vie to keep him here. Behind are home and family; his mission lies ahead. With sudden, violent speed, there springs a bandit [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:12-05:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , , , , |

We are all in too much of a hurry, slow down, be compassionate

Treat others as you want to be treated was the first lesson taught to me by my father and it's what I'm trying to teach my kids. It does however contradict the other lesson of respect is earned and not just given 'only show respect to people who show [...]

By |2017-03-15T11:28:07-05:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , |

Childish Compassion

Key Takeaways We can learn much from watching our 8 year olds Puerto Rico is an awesome country :) I am so proud of my compatriot Monica Puig from Puerto Rico won the first gold medal my little country has ever won. Don't let old age jade you into [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:12-05:00August 17th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , , , , |

Give your seat to an elderly person or a lady if you are a gentleman

Article Highlights Leading by example is of all the traits the most important step If you are patient with your child and show compassion, they will do the same to you and others Being able to say no from time to time is very important. Give your seat to an [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:13-05:00August 17th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , , , , |

A Golden Compass

Let compassion be your compass, even as it was the passion of the Christ. When you put yourself in someone else’s shoes, you will live not one life, but many; as we become reincarnated in ourselves, not just with defining moments, but redefining ones. For it’s when we lose ourselves in [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:13-05:00August 17th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , , , |

Primrose Hill, Magic, and a Sand Box

We are not a family that tends to stay home much when mum and I are off work. We do try to take a couple of days to kick back and relax, but mainly, our vacations now consist of us doing things with the children. The last time we [...]

By |2017-03-02T22:51:27-05:00August 17th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , |