His name was Carson Crimeni and he was only fourteen years old. The young man who, while at a skateboard park, allegedly ingested some substance that ultimately took his life as bystanders watched, laughed and videoed the incident. Later, postings on social media of the unfolding scenes alerted the public and police but it was… Continue reading Auntie Says…Even Good Kids Make Stupid Mistakes
I just returned from Japan. It’s my old stomping ground actually as several years ago I taught English and lived on the island of Kyushu. On this trip, my family members and I travelled through to Penticton's Sister City Ikeda and experienced true Japanese hospitality. It was truly a wonderful experience. When we left we… Continue reading Auntie Says…Bullying. Speak Up. Speak Out.
Auntie Says…Bully? How about tormenter or bulldozer?—it’s a better fit. There was recently an article in the news about a school bullying incident that escalated to the point of involving the police. Apparently the Principal and staff could see the situation getting out of hand and chose to use every resource at their fingertips. Bravo. … Continue reading Auntie Says…The term “bully” is over-used and doesn’t mean anything anymore.