Thursday, 22 November 2012

We Need to Stop them Before Bullies start...


 It is so sad, the more I read the worse it gets.

9 and 10 years old and getting bullied at school. 

People don't read about it because they don't want to face the truth.

If we ever want to put a stop to this problem, the first thing we have to do is open our eyes!  So many think this could never happen here.  Wrong!

The more research I do the more I realize that the kids committing suicide are getting younger.  I do not remember of hearing about kids this young committing suicide when I was growing up.  Sure we didn't have internet then, where news could be had from any country at your fingertips.  But I don’t think it was all that common 30 or 40 years ago.

Today, with our technology, it seems that the life of a child is becoming harder.  They seem to be trying to grow up faster; I don’t think it is on purpose but the result of too much knowledge without understanding.  They are bombarded with violence, sex and the misconception that without money and/or power they don’t have anything.  For kids money and power are equivalent to have the latest electronics (and having the freedom to use them) and friends who will do whatever they want and back them up.  The more friends, more power.

How many of us could survive what these kids are going through?  Our problems where nothing compared to what they have. 

Today kids have the same dangers we had but they have so much more to worry about.  And for some reason many don’t seem to understand why they can’t have the same toys their friends have.  Or if they do understand than they also understand the problems their family is having with money.  Now talk about stress.  They can’t go to school and tell their friends and schoolmates that they don’t have the money, because than that would open them up to teasing/bullying.  Why?  Because the ones who do have all the new toys don’t understand what it feels like not to get what they want.  They don’t understand that money is something you have to earn.  That some people need the money they get to eat, pay rent and buy clothes.  I just read a story of a 10 yr. old who is now gone because they bullied her, not because she didn't have the latest toys but because she didn’t have the right clothes.  

What makes this so heart breaking?  She was 10!!!!!  That means her bullies where in elementary school!

People have to realize bullies are everywhere!  They think their child is safe because of their age.  Wrong.  So far the youngest I have found to commit suicide is 9.  I am afraid that may change.  And that scares me.  That means to me that a 9 year old found it to hard to go on living, could not see a way out.  They were face with problem they could barely understand and looking around could not see a better future.

That is depressing!

We have to learn the signs.  Keep our eyes open.  We have to find these kids before they give up and help them. 

We have to stop the bullies young!  Real young!  Not 14 or 15 years but younger as soon as they start interacting with others.  We have to teach all the kids that hurting others is wrong whether it be mental or physical.

We need to teach them empathy and compassion.

The sad part is too many adults do not understand, we have to face this problem, learn what we can, realize that bullying starts when they start interacting with others.  It is not cute when a kid pushes another because they picked a toy that someone else is playing with.  They are not going to outgrow taking someone ones cookie at snack time.  They aren't going to outgrow telling another “if you say anything I will say you started it” or “you did it”.

Bullies don’t happen overnight.  They don’t stop at school.  They have computers, internet games and where ever they hang out, to inflict their pain. 

My belief is, if we can stop them before or right at the beginning, we could make a better generation.  And the generation after that would even be better!

To me bullying can cover any action that hurts another whether physical or mentally.   

Okay now something to make you smile!  Got it from an email a friend sent.

The Amazing Grace Christmas House - Holdman Christmas






Thanks for dropping by and please share we really need to spread the word!
Alice M
alicem@fortheloveofalicesfamily.com

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

These are too funny!!!!!!!

You have to watch these, they are way too funny!!!!!

I love cats and these are very good, a little sad about the big cats, hopefully they are on a diet now. :-)
I really have to get a good camera (or a new phone, my last one was great for pictures and video)
my cats can make you laugh too!

Supercats: Episode 1 — The Funniest Cat Video!




Supercats: Episode 2 — Moar Hilarious Cat Videos!





I hope you enjoyed them!!  There is a third one and just when you thought you saw everything watch this one!!!! LOL

Supercats: Episode 3 — I Can Has Cat Videos? 


Cat elevator? Great idea!!!!!!!

Thanks for watching be back later!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Lets find Cyndi a home!


Hi just finished reading The Damned: The Damnation Chronicles: Book 1, by Joseph Sweet.  I really like this book, full of weird things and quite a different view on what damned means.  It has a real story to follow with characters you could relate too.  I found it hard to put down.  A little sneak preview; don’t go down in the basement! Even with a gun! 
This book has everything, romance, science fiction, crime drama and more, something for everyone.  I can’t wait for the next book.

I will be reading Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras next.

Okay went to visit the Cat adoption Centre again.  They only had a few cats today since most where adopted.  But poor Cyndi is still there so let’s see if we can spread the word and find her a home.  I have some new pictures (of all the cats) and a videos of Cyndi too.

Cyndi 
(she is looking for her forever home, she so pretty with all her colors and friendly)







video
video


Boots (yes he is on a leash, and he likes it!)




Ireland (she is so cute!)



Blizzard (perfect name for this time of year!)
She may have a home but not for sure.







 Belinda (she was tired from playing but look at her colors!)



 Gabby (her brother already found a home)

  

So please share maybe someone near me (Welland) can see the cats and adopt one, maybe even Cyndi!

And don't forget to check out my other blog, www.4abetterworld2morrow.comI posted new articles, “Warning Signs of a Bully” Checklist and Bullied even after death :(

Thanks for sharing!
Alice M




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Sunday, 18 November 2012

And the Friskie goes to.........



I saw a cute video today re-posted by Knut Torgersen.  I decided to see if I could find more on this kitten Oskar, and I did.  Born on May 5, 2011, Oskar has been blind since birth.
Oskar



He is an internet movie star!!!  I was watching his videos when I noticed that the kitten video, Oskar the Blind Kitten and His First Toys, was nominated for 2 awards.  He lost the first one but won the main award at “The Friskies” in Los Angeles.  You can watch the show here:  The Friskies.




He lives with Mick, Bethany and Klaus their other cat.  Here is a video of Klaus and Oskar playing, 


Klaus


  

The Friskie (cute ah?)






































Here is one of Oskar videos called: 




I would also like to point out one of the sites they promote  adoptapet.combecause animals are very loving friends and can make you smile even when you don’t want too. :-}

Thanks,
Alice M






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