Mean Girls Stop the Bullying

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If there is one thing I can’t stand it’s bullying. Mean girls are mean girls whether they are pre-teens or teens or even younger. Then they grow up to be mean women. What is wrong with these people? Jealously? Is putting other’s down the only way they can make themselves feel better? Superior somehow? I don’t get it.

This is one of the reasons I despise having my child in school. It’s one of the multiple reasons I pulled one of my children from public school already and homeschool.

It breaks my heart to have to send my daughter back to school knowing these mean girls are there. Words hurt especially when you are a going through those young pre-teen years. As adults we can ignore the stupidity of mean women who try to hurt with words. We know as adults that these people have problems and that they have so much anger and hate inside them it lashes out at the drop of a hat. I want to say more because as a mother I am mad, angry, fuming inside, ready to strike like a cobra but I won’t because I am not like that. I am not like them. And I will not allow their evil behaviors to change who I am.

That is one of the things I am stressing to my princess, not to allow the evil of this world to change who she is. I’m encouraging her to stand tall, be proud of who she is and know that she is beautiful no matter what anyone else says. Encouraging her to walk away from the ugliness.

But with cyberbullying and the rise in teen suicide at an alarming rate we have to ask, how do we keep our young, innocent, kind-hearted children safe?

The statistics on bullying and suicide are alarming:

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts.
  • 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above
  • According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying

My princess has asked  to be on social media like her friends but at this time, when cyberbullying can run rampant I choose to keep her off such sites. I choose to monitor her text messages and emails. Even as adults bullies and mean girls are cowards, that is why cyberbullying is so prevalent, they hide behind screens and fake names and fake accounts.

It’s vital that we keep the lines of communication open with our children. She needs to know that I am here for her always. It breaks my heart to see my princess cry for her friends safety when her pre-teen friend speaks of suicide because of mean girls who bully at school and school officials do nothing to stop it. Stop the bullying, no more stories like these please: Stories of 7 Teen Suicides

Protect your kids, our kids.

Don’t let your kids be the mean girl (or boy). Teach your child respect, compassion, kindness and understanding.

Just stop the bullying!

© 2015, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

You’re Invited…

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There is a very special event happening in one week and I wanted to extend this personal invitation to you.

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This is a historical event in the world of eSports. Lots of eSports celebrities will be in attendance including Walter Day founder of the original Twin Galaxies, Billy Mitchell – The Video Game Player of the Century and the first achieve a perfect Pac-Man game, Joel West – Frenzy World Record and Steve Sanders just to name a few.

Please come and support Ottumwa’s unique legacy as “The Historic Birthplace of Organized Competitive eSports. A 220-pound Bronze Plaque (35-INCHES WIDE BY 48-INCHES TALL) is being Dedicated at 226 East Main Street at 11AM on Sunday, August 16, 2015. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony and some words from the leaders of our community as well as words of support from visitors from other countries. There will be a BIG GROUP PHOTO of the crowd gathered around the Plaque, followed by a group photo specifically for the children who are there. This will be a unique memory that the children will share in common for the rest of their lives, and they will have this photo as a keepsake. Please bring your kids for the photograph. Remember, 11AM on Sunday, August 16, 2015. It’s a day of CIVIC PRIDE for Ottumwa because no other city in the entire world can claim the distinction of being the historic birthplace of competitive eSports. And, incidentally, the video game industry has become the world’s largest entertainment industry, now outpacing music, movies and sports.

Be a part of history in the making!

Thank you in advance to the Ottumwa Mayor’s Office for their support in providing refreshments for this special event’s attendees.

© 2015, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP

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Those adorable yet mischievous chipmunks are at it again in their latest flick- Alvin and the The Chipmunks: The Road Chip! The animated comedy film is set to be released in theaters December 23, 2015.

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in New York City…and dump them.  They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.

Watch the trailer now: 

WEBSITE: alvinmovie.com

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/AlvinMovies

TWITTER: twitter.com/AlvinMovies

YOUTUBE: youtube.com/user/FoxFamilyEnt

OFFICAL HASHTAG: #AlvinMovie

© 2015, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.