Links to check out regarding bullying
At our excellent Dialogues program Thursday on bullying, Dover-Eyota Superintendent Bruce Klaehn referred to a column he wrote for the school newsletter, entitled, "Is There a Bully in Your Home?"
I asked Bruce to rework it a bit, just to differentiate from the school version, and we'll hopefully publish it within a few weeks. Until then, here it is, a good, thought-provoking commentary.
Also, there was a reference at the Dialogues meeting to David Walsh, a psychologist, parenting counselor and author. Here's a link to his homepage. I like the quote that leads it: "Whoever tells the stories defines the culture." That has a lot of resonance for us in the newspaper business: We depend on what you tell us to inform our reporting and make it as accurate and relevant as possible. We tell the stories, but they're your stories, ultimately, and it's input like you shared at the Dialogues meeting last week that makes all the difference.