Sticks and Stones – When Words Hurt

I think we can all quote it, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Seriously, who came up with that? Sure, it sounds great in theory, as a comeback on the playground, but when you go home, when you leave the playground, the words linger. The words sting. Words have a way of doing that. This saying is so odd because it’s way too easy to break a heart with someone’s words. All it takes is one little phrase. Continue reading “Sticks and Stones – When Words Hurt”

Will the Real Bully Please Sit Down

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Photo Credit: Sharon Gerald via Compfight cc
Photo Credit: Sharon Gerald via Compfight cc

Right. We’ve all heard that before, but has anyone actually tried to put that into practice? When somebody says something mean, it hurts! The nerve, to say that it’s a choice whether other people hurt our feelings. How are we supposed to control how other people treat us? How exactly do you not feel hurt, especially when it’s someone you love who is mean? Continue reading “Will the Real Bully Please Sit Down”