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A Tale of Two Tracies

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Being a parent is not easy to begin with; and then we have to remember that our actions can unintentionally affect our children. Thought this was a reatlly interesting post on bullying (directly) and parenting (indirectly). But what’s your personal take? Leave us a comment if you’ve been a victim of this type of bullying or have strong thoughts on this type of thing. We want to hear from you.

Laura A. Lord

In elementary school, the principal is merely a figurehead.

The school is really run by a tightly knit group of women – a gung-ho group of stay-at-home Power Moms.

They establish themselves in the very first year – The Kindergarten Mom Mafia.

bulliesThe KMM (Kindergarten Mom Mafia) hated me.

I’m used to not fitting in.

But when you have a kid – and the other moms ostracize you – your child suffers.

And it’s BRUTAL.

Kindergarten is an enormous milestone.

People were actually going to take my kid for a whole day, and I didn’t have to pay anybody?

There must be a catch.

There was.

The school encourages the kindergarten moms to volunteer.

I use the word “encourage” lightly.

Every day there were 10 more emails asking for help with the buses, at lunch, in the art room, with the pretzel sale, at the book fair, in the school store…

Volunteering for…

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Author: galeweithers

Barbadian mother of teenager; lover of loud laughter amidst tears; happy to follow God's lead while writing a word or two (and winning national awards) to make a difference in the lives of others.

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