Balancing the Scales

I don’t usually do this.  This is not a political blog.  It’s a child development and parenting blog.  But this time, I feel like i have to take this little departure off the main road.  Bear with me.  Or skip it–there’s freedom of choice here. See that little “x” up there in the corner?  Click Balancing the Scales

"You’re Not My Friend"

Boy, bullying is sure in the news.  Funny how people pay attention (at least for a minute, our national attention span) when kids kill themselves, eh?  Today, I am reading Rachel Simmons’ “Odd Girl Out:  The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls”, a 2002 book which claims to be “the first book devoted exclusively to "You’re Not My Friend"