Oct 27th 2010 12:02PM Good points. I have a degree in professional communication, and this is right on. Employees need to take responsibility to share leadership, and a work team cannot be successful without cooperation. Many bosses know their industry, but they don't actually know how to lead. They need a lot of help from their employees if they are going to succeed.
Oct 23rd 2010 1:30PM I can crochet and knit proficiently, and I have used the type of yarn the socks are made from. Even the highest-quality materials shouldn't run above $50 for the pair. I'll be happy to make some for you if you really want them...I'll even knock off half the price! At that rate, I'll be making a tidy "little" profit ;)
This is ridiculous. As someone who works with textiles a lot, I also have to point out that knitted socks are more comfortable and better-fitted than crocheted ones, which is why many more knitters than crocheters make socks.
Oct 23rd 2010 12:16AM This mom and I have a different definition of "bullying." "Not being my friend" is not what I would consider bullying. It's normal chidish cattiness.
Real bullying, physical (obvious) or emotional (excessive meanness that carries on for a long time, ostracization by the entire class, being forced out of activities, etc) should never be tolerated ever.
I was bullied horribly by my class in junior high. I ended up with less than no self-esteem and was later suicidal. It's not always possible for a child to "stand up to them" and make it stop. It won't. My parents affirmed me at home. It didn't fix it, not at all.
There are different solutions for different situations. Normal childhood spats don't require parental intervention. Long-term bullying, even if it is not "physical," does. A child's emotional health is worth a little of the parents feeling a little uncomfortable, right?
Oct 5th 2010 10:58AM I think this was more about putting a celebrity on the runway than anything else.
Personally, I wish the runway shows would feature more average sizes like Crystal Renn. She's not stick thin, and she's not obese. In other words, more like most women. I'd like to see models like her and models who are a little lighter and a little heavier than she is-in other words, an average range. That way we could see what the clothes will look like on women who are the sizes of most of us.
Sep 29th 2010 12:28PM I'm aware that this is a silly comment, but when I saw the article headline, I thought they meant the Ford MODELING Agency was cutting back on the number of fashion models they employ! I guess it's not hard to tell I'm a girl. LOL!
Sep 27th 2010 5:03PM These are beautiful! I would love to own them.
Sep 13th 2010 11:10AM I was homeschooled for most of my school years (and then graduated college summa cum laude), but I was bullied horribly when I went to school in middle school. This article is very well-meaning, but would have done nothing to alleviate the issue. Teachers and school administration cannot stop kids from being mean, and trying has a very real possibility of making the problem worse.
I was a sensitive kid, and the things I experienced messed me up for a few years. I recommend homeschooling if at all possible for kids that are having a severe issue. Isn't your kid's sanity worth it? I was suicidal after the experiences I had. If homeschooling is absolutely impossible, then get the kid into therapy.
At 25, looking back at my life, I can see the years of nasty effects bullying had on me. Parents need to take serious action if their kids are being affected, and unfortunately, that action can't be through the school. It simply will not work. Every kid is different, but for the ones with long-term problems at school, those things don't just disappear without affecting them.
Sep 8th 2010 10:18PM I'm 25. I was an online college student. I used to do tons of other things on my computer in between studying. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA on May 8, 2010. I'm not saying I'm typical, but social networking didn't mess up my grades.
Of course, I'm old enough that I wasn't a young child when people started getting the Internet in their homes. I think it has more to do with the fact that kids under 20 have grown up in a world that is completely inundated with info, and they haven't learned to concentrate and study.