I said in my earlier post that I thought that the parents of bullies should be responsible for the actions of their children. When kids turn to bullying, the parents of the bullies should be accountable for not monitoring their children’s behavior. In both cases, the police have not charged the parents. In a follow up on Rebecca’s case, the
police have charged the mother of the 14-year-old bully with child abuse and neglect. These charges are unrelated to the death of Rebecca Sedwick. Apparently, the mother assaulted two boys with her fists while yelling profanities. The mother of a bully is herself a bully. Go figure!
I used to do volunteer work in prisons and jails. Some of the inmates had abused their wives and children. They defended their actions by saying that they did not know any better because their parents did that to them. I would tell that what they are saying is that they are not smart enough to figure out that violence against women and children is wrong.
I wrote about bullying in the work place in my e-book, Leadership for New Managers: Book Two, available at
Rumor has it that the Washington Redskins are thinking about dropping the word Washington from their name out of embarrassment (http://clicktotweet.com/QbaVa). Good idea.