Monday, October 31, 2016

Bullying Stops Here

Bullying has become a major epidemic in our schools. We have to teach our children, those who are being bullied, to speak up and speak out. Here's what you can do as a parent if you suspect your child is being bullied:
° Look for changes in behavior.
° Encourage your child to talk openly about his or her experiences.
° Report bullying to school administrators
° Be proactive about seeking a solution.
° If your concerns are not being adequately addressed at the school level, file a complaint with central office.
° Use social media to bring awareness.
° Seek counseling for your child if necessary. Bullying can lead to mental and emotional trauma.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Check Out My Interview Segment w/ Yaya the Diamond

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Animated Lesson Plan on Disability

This year has been incredibly amazing and BUSY!!! One of the projects I have worked on is a disability lesson plan based on characters created by Fairmore  & Friends and animated by @UMBC. The lesson is great for elementary and middle school students, as it teaches them the importance of understanding and accepting differences. Perfect as a resource for teaching character education in school or personal conversations with the kiddos at home. Contact @TheOddballz on Twitter or download the Fairmore & Friends app from the Google Play Store to get a copy of the visual lesson plan!

Friday, October 21, 2016

October Is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Let's raise awareness about Down Syndrome 365 days a year!

Donate to Chancellor Lee Adams

I remember hearing about Cherica Adams's death over a decade ago and the birth of her son, who has been raised by Cherica's mother Saundra since then. After reading the article about Chancellor and Saundra as Rae Carruth's release date draws near, I couldn't help but get emotional. As the mother of two boys with disabilities, I know all too well the joy and pain that comes with the territory. I realized, too, how truly blessed I am that my children are able to do so many things that other children are not. I count my blessings and, after reading this article, promise to focus more on the positives and less on the negatives.