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« Reply #75 on: September 30, 2011, 02:15:22 PM »
What do other parents think of this whole bullying thing and the two kids (might be more but 2 I have read about) who have killed themselves over what they were put through every day?

What I can't even begin to understand is the parents in all this. If it was your kid being bullied would you not do everything in your power to make it stop? My kids are not quite old enough to experience this in any serious manner but I feel as though if one of them came home and told me it was happening to them, the first time I would speak to the school and if they didn't resolve the problem immediately, I would get involved. 

I read the quotes from the father of Mitchell Wilson and while he doesn't blame others for not saving his son, it just feels like he didn't really do much on his own.   I don't want to misjudge this guy but if you know this stuff is happening to your son, why are you not doing everything in your power to make it stop?  If I knew that stuff was happening to my kid I really don't know how I would hold back from "dealing" with the problem in whatever way so that my kid was able to live his life free from fear.

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« Reply #76 on: September 30, 2011, 02:37:31 PM »
I totally get what you are saying and agree with you as well.  Again, I don't know all the circumstances for those 2 events and some kids are really good at hiding things and not showing their parents that something is really bothering them.

I know with my own kids, we talk all the time about this stuff and everything and anything.  We have a pretty much open door policy that they can talk to us about anything no matter what.  We don't tolerate lying of any kind and all we can do is hope and pray that they know we are there for them and would do anything humanly possible to help them.

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« Reply #77 on: October 01, 2011, 06:25:34 AM »
One of? It's the best yet most difficult thing I've ever done.

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« Reply #78 on: October 01, 2011, 10:46:48 AM »
One of? It's the best yet most difficult thing I've ever done.
+1 - and the most rewarding also!
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« Reply #79 on: November 17, 2011, 03:14:18 PM »
So highschool hockey started last night and my youngest is playing highschool.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/search/article/1456706

I am pretty proud of him.  At physicals Monday night he measured 6'0" and weighed in at a rugged 198 lbs.  He just turned 16 last month and is still growing.  At his age I was 5'10" 145 lbs.
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« Reply #80 on: November 17, 2011, 03:17:44 PM »
So highschool hockey started last night and my youngest is playing highschool.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/search/article/1456706

I am pretty proud of him.  At physicals Monday night he measured 6'0" and weighed in at a rugged 198 lbs.  He just turned 16 last month and is still growing.  At his age I was 5'10" 145 lbs.

Nice. What a beast! Is he in to other sports or just hockey?

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« Reply #81 on: November 17, 2011, 03:29:44 PM »
So highschool hockey started last night and my youngest is playing highschool.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/search/article/1456706

I am pretty proud of him.  At physicals Monday night he measured 6'0" and weighed in at a rugged 198 lbs.  He just turned 16 last month and is still growing.  At his age I was 5'10" 145 lbs.

Nice. What a beast! Is he in to other sports or just hockey?

So far he has made varsity basketball, softball, badminton team, cross country, soccer and ofcourse...hockey.  :)

His highschool just won the Provincial football championship last Saturday and he is being recruited to play for them next year which he is considering.

Being my youngest child I have realized with the other 3 kids that they aren't with you forever so I look to support him (them) in everything he pursues.  I haven't pushed him into anything but I have made him finish anything he has joined and have not let him quit mid-season.  That was only an issue one year with a crappy hockey coach.
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« Reply #82 on: November 17, 2011, 03:32:57 PM »
So highschool hockey started last night and my youngest is playing highschool.

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/search/article/1456706

I am pretty proud of him.  At physicals Monday night he measured 6'0" and weighed in at a rugged 198 lbs.  He just turned 16 last month and is still growing.  At his age I was 5'10" 145 lbs.

Nice. What a beast! Is he in to other sports or just hockey?

So far he has made varsity basketball, softball, badminton team, cross country, soccer and ofcourse...hockey.  :)

His highschool just won the Provincial football championship last Saturday and he is being recruited to play for them next year which he is considering.

Being my youngest child I have realized with the other 3 kids that they aren't with you forever so I look to support him (them) in everything he pursues.  I haven't pushed him into anything but I have made him finish anything he has joined and have not let him quit mid-season.  That was only an issue one year with a crappy hockey coach.

Good for him... Best of luck to you both.

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« Reply #83 on: November 17, 2011, 03:37:37 PM »
Good for him... Best of luck to you both.

The neat thing is he is such a good kid.  He is so much fun and funny. 

Sorry for the gushing.

My oldest daughter and husband had a little boy as well so I am bursting at the seams.  ;D
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« Reply #84 on: November 17, 2011, 03:40:02 PM »
Contrats and good luck with that too!

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« Reply #85 on: November 17, 2011, 04:04:45 PM »
My boy started walking this week....not even a year old yet. :)

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« Reply #86 on: November 17, 2011, 04:08:48 PM »
Sadly, I can't remember that first day for my kids.  :(

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« Reply #87 on: November 17, 2011, 06:57:19 PM »
Today was a first for my son too. He told/indicated to mommy that he pooped his diaper. He patted his bum and said "ewwwwwwwww." It's a rudimentary, yet universally effective communication technique.

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« Reply #88 on: November 17, 2011, 07:47:58 PM »
Today was a first for my son too. He told/indicated to mommy that he pooped his diaper. He patted his bum and said "ewwwwwwwww." It's a rudimentary, yet universally effective communication technique.

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It only gets better from here on in.  :D
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« Reply #89 on: November 18, 2011, 09:39:08 AM »
Good for him... Best of luck to you both.

The neat thing is he is such a good kid.  He is so much fun and funny. 

Sorry for the gushing.

My oldest daughter and husband had a little boy as well so I am bursting at the seams.  ;D

Congrats on becoming a Grandpa bulldog!  And congrats to your daughter and SIL as well.  So exciting.

You youngest son sounds like a great kid and a big boy.  I personally think sports are great for them and keeps them out of trouble.  Of course, schhool is the number 1 most important and then sports.  My daughter just started high school this year and the girl's hockey team didn't happen (first time) because there weren't enough girls to make a team.  My daughter was pretty upset.  She plays on a girl's Bantam A team but she wanted to play school hockey for a new experience.  Other than that, she likes track.

Our little guy (3) started skating lessons a few weeks ago and he's doing amazingly well.  At first, he would go out there and his feet were trying to go 50 miles an hour because he just wanted to go but once they taught him to keep his feet still and stand, now he can actually take steps by himself!

Mordac - Yay for your little guy, that's awesome!  Give him a few weeks and he'll be running. :)

Bullfrog - LOL!  Now, it's time to start the potty training.  Sounds like he might be ready.

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« Reply #89 on: November 18, 2011, 09:39:08 AM »