Bullying and the Special Needs Child

(for Parents/Caregivers of Children of All Ages)Children with special needs such as physical, emotional, developmental, sensory, or intellectual are at a higher risk for bullying. Come learn about the factors that may put your child at increased risk and what we, as parents, can do to help prevent, respond, and protect special needs children from bullying […]

Bullying: Should Parents Step In?

Join us for a seminar featuring: Dr. Julie Linker, PhD, and Colleen Dolan, PsyD, from the Virginia Treatment Center for Children as they discuss: the latest in bullying trends and statistics techniques to help their child deal with bullying information on the impacts of bullying on child development Cost is $30 per person, per class/$150 for […]

Bullying in the Elementary Years

Commonwealth Parenting, celebrating its 30th Anniversary and new partnership with The Children’s Museum of Richmond, presents a 6-part RVA Parents Forum Series on the toughest issues confronting parents today. Each evening in the series features local experts, Commonwealth Parenting Family Educators, complementary dinner and babysitting. Here are the details for this session:Bullying in the Elementary Years (for Parents/Caregivers […]

Get Weird


Antonyms for normal: abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, odd, out-of-the-way, strange, unusual, weird   When I was in high school all I wanted was to be normal.  When my mom asked me if I would jump off a cliff if someone else did I would have said and meant, “Sure, if they were wearing the right shoes […]

Bullying is a REAL Problem: Stop it Here!


October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and if you don’t believe it’s a real problem, then think again! September 13, 2013: The Blaze: For nearly a year, as many as 15 girls ganged up on 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick and picked on her, authorities say, bombarding her with online messages such as “You should die” […]

Stand Up Against Bullying: Unity Day is October 9, 2013


Bullying. We’ve all heard way too much about bullying in the news. Young kids taking their own lives because of bullying is an almost unreal possibility to most of us. But it happens – and much too often. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 is Unity Day 2013 It’s a day when the National Bullying Prevent Center […]

“Finding Kind” Documentary Focuses on Girl-Against-Girl Bullying

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The latest film to join the anti-bullying movement has a particular twist to which many can relate.  Technically, half of our population can likely relate.  “Finding Kind”, a new documentary written and produced by two young California college grads and presented by independent film streaming site IndieFlix.com, focuses on the cattiness, competition and cruelty girls can inflict on other girls. Girl-against-girl […]

This Week’s Calendar: January 21 – 27, 2013


Don’t forget to check your Richmondmom.com Savvy Saver card for great savings at many local events and activities for kids and adults. Don’t have a card? No worries – download a copy here! Have an event to add to our calendar? Email us at kate@richmondmom.com! ALWAYS check dates, times and locations of events as they may […]

Free Anti-Bullying Toolkit Now Available from PACER’s


National Bullying Prevention Month may be over but it’s important to raise awareness all year long. You have already demonstrated your commitment to the cause. Want to know how you can do more in your community? Read on! PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, with the support of Facebook, has developed a practical toolkit that students […]

Whitney Kropp: Homecoming Nominee Bullied — But Brave

(Image credit: Detroit News, John M. Galloway/AP Photo)

When I read the story about the young teen who was bullied and tricked by classmates into thinking they really wanted her to be the school’s homecoming queen, it brought tears to my eyes. Although it may have ended with what seems like a “Cinderella  ending”, it was far from anything magical. Whitney Kropp, a […]