Updated: The Bully is Back in Town

I have had SO much interest in my The Bully is Back in Town post from nearly 4 years ago! It was one of my firsts. 

There were pieces of it I loved and pieces that I hated myself a little bit for also. When I began counseling, our head of school at the time was big on creating or having or using some sort of “bullying program.” I know I make it very clear often that I don’t really LOVE (in fact really dislike) using the word bullying. But sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do to make certain people happy. 

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Moving From Bullies to Buddies

Do you recall when, ages ago, I attended the TCA conference? I still have 5 sessions that I REALLY wanted to share. I decided I’d share one of my favorites with you today. In fact, now that I’m thinking about it, I’ll probably start using this lesson with my 3rd graders starting next week. And on another fact, I am presenting about this session at my Catholic Counselor’s Meeting Feb. 15th. Writing this post is probably going to help me get my thoughts for that presentation organized (or just emphasize how much more planning I need to do). Continue reading →