Showing posts from April, 2017

Forbidding Open Communication is Not the Answer #ThirteenReasonsWhy

As I fight to keep my eyes open at almost two in the morning, I wanted to share my social media post on here as well, because this is such an important topic.

This June, I will be one of the guest speakers at the ASK Conference, where I will be speaking about bullying. As I work on my talking points,  I'd love to hear opinions on this article:

Schools Are Warning Parents About "13 Reasons Why"Administrators are worried the show glamourizes suicide.
My thoughts:

As many of you know, one of my books, Sudden Hope, deals with bullying. It shows the realities that high school students go through, but it also shows that there are people there available to help, and ultimately, the book has a message of hope. I read and watched "Thirteen Reasons Why" some time after Sudden Hope was even published and I love that it is so different than Sudden Hope because people are different, situations are different, and people (students AND STAFF) will deal with bullying in differen…