Friday, January 13, 2012

My Kids Are Angels

No they aren't but this morning they proved that I am doing an awesome job. Heck, if we don't pat ourselves on the back sometimes, nobody does.

This morning I headed to the school for 8:00 a.m. 50 Minutes before the school was schedule to be open for a meeting with a new committee that will spearhead the newly passed anti-bullying law passed by the Senate this past September.  The Diginity for all Students Act basically says:

Each NY State school will:
- Establish anti-harassment and discrimination policies;
- Create school training programs in harassment and discrimination;
- Raise staff sensitivity and awareness, as well as enable staff to respond to harassment;
- Develop nondiscrimination instruction and counseling methods.

As part of the Merchant's Guild I went down to hear them out and find out how I can help.

I am of the belief that it takes a Village to raise a child and feel strongly that the community as a whole has to become a zero tolerance zone for bullying, not just in the school but throughout the village.

If a student is intimidated, threatened, harassed or taunted by others, anyone who sees this should do something to stop it.  Children need to feel safe and protected. There is no reason, another child has to die, because of bullying.

So while I listened intently and actively participated in this discussion, my children, the kids I play referee for 80% of the time they are together, the only two there, didn't say anything. We didn't even know they were there. There was no talking, no movement heard, they didn't argue, discuss, tease, bother me, or even breathe loud. They simply got up, got a book, looked at it, put it back and did it again. They never knocked a chair, dropped a book, or went near each other.  It was AWESOME! I felt like mom of the year.

Our kids may drive us crazy at home but while out...they are angels and really when it comes down to it, that is what matter.

If you want to know more about the “Law To Encourage the Acceptance of All Differences” (LEAD), visit NY Senate.Gov


  1. I love those moments when you realize you've done a great job with your children!

  2. That is an achievement!!! *pat*pat*pat (one for your back and one for each kid!)


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