Gwendolyn sees a confidential school report listing her weaknesses. She knows she struggles. Now she has proof. She develops a list of fifty-four things to get under control. Because to go to horse camp, she must behave. And so begins the story of 11-year-old Gwen, who thinks she has only one friend, a half-brother, who her mother doesn't acknowledge, and a brain that cracks. They thought she had ADHD. If you read this book, you may think like me, it might be just be FASD.
Today, February 23, 2022 is Pink Shirt Day - a day set aside every February to raise awareness about bullying and promote kindness and inclusion by working together to treat others with dignity and respect.
In the province of Ontario (Canada), the week beginning on the third Sunday of November is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. The goal is to promote safe schools and a positive learning environment. School was not a safe place for the maiden last week. She was again a victim of bullying. In the past it has … Continue reading Breaking Bad Bullying Behaviour
This is a photo of the maiden's Pokemon card collection - minus all the energies, trainers, stadiums, and supporters .... Four binders full. How many? We stopped counting when she was at about 2,000. That was a couple years ago. These cards have caused a lot of stress in the household - mostly between the … Continue reading Pokemon: per-sev-er-ance or per-se-ver-ance?
I think I have mentioned school attendance before but if not, I will now. For the last five years getting my daughter to school is a struggle almost every day. I'm not sure the exact number of days in a school year - let me estimate 160 - (10 mos. x 20 days - 40 … Continue reading Another school day. Another sick day.