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Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior toward another person that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. It includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Also, in our age of modern technology, it also includes cyberbullying.

Sadly, children can be the victims of bullies, the ones doing the bullying, or witnesses of this hurtful behavior. I personally know what it’s like to be bullied because as a young child, I was a victim.

A very dear friend of mine, children’s author Annette Bentley Smith, has just recently released her anti-bullying book. Although it is a children’s book, it is also geared toward families, which is so important because children who are victims of this horrific behavior need all the support they can get but especially from their families.


To purchase your Kindle edition and/or paperback copy of Ms. Smith’s new release or any of her other books, please click here to visit her Mrs. Annie’s Books Facebook page.

Also, to read up on bullying and how you can prevent it and respond to it, click here to visit the official site of the Stop Bullying website page.

As always, this is from my heart ‚̧ to yours <3!

Maxine ūüôā


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WOMAN SCAREDDomestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone.¬† Although (as the WebCHILD SCARED site of points out) women are more commonly victimized, men are also abused–especially verbally and emotionally, although sometimes even physically.¬† And as we all know, even little, innocent children are abused as well.¬† Regardless of the target or the¬†source, abusive behavior in any shape, form, or fashion is never acceptable because every human is a product of God, and therefore, should be viewed as precious just as each is precious to Him.¬†¬†(Psalm 72:12-14)

MAN DEPRESSEDWe live in a world that is filled with outright hatred, anger, and violence.¬† However, violence and abuse, when it is coming from someone you love, is particularly painful and¬†discouraging–because at the end of what may already be an excruciatingly¬†difficult day, when we come home to our loved ones, we expect and crave to enter into our safe haven.¬† But¬†if the very ones who are supposed to protect us from harm are the ones causing if, where can we turn?

As with any traumatic situation, a strong support system is vital.  In addition to, below are links to some other helpful online resources.




Until the time comes when violence is forever eradicated, may we all do our part to help contribute toward peace and harmony to the lives of all but especially toward those to whom it should be our greatest honor and privilege to love and nurture.FAMILY 2

Take care, and have an awesome weekend!¬† ūüôā

From my heart to yours,


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