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The Fat Boy Chronicles: Obesity, Bullying and Teachable Moments

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Have you heard of The Fat Boy Chronicles?  The book, co-written by authors Michael Buchanan and Diane Lang, both former award-winning teachers, is based on a true story of a bullied obese ninth grader.  It doesn’t matter how old you…

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Fat Boy Chronicles

By | bullying, bullying prevention, bullying prevention curriculum, bullying prevention resources, Diane Lang, Fat Boy Chronicles, high school, journaling, Michael Buchanan, obesity, teenagers, Tin Roof Films, Uncategorized | No Comments

Ever since reading the delightful and insightful Fat Boy Chronicles by Diane Lang and Michael Buchanan,  I can’t stop thinking about it and why it hits home for me.  The main character, Jimmy Winterpock is an overweight boy who lets…

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Emotional Weight of Bullying on Overweight Kids

By | bullying, bullying prevention, childhood obesity, diabetes, elementary schools, fitsmi, fitsmi for Moms, high schools, Mayo Clinic, middle schools, obesity, parenting, Uncategorized | One Comment

Here’s something to pay attention to for a variety of reasons. Kids who are overweight have long term emotional scars from the teasing, bullying and downright abuse of their peers. That’s a total bummer for kids with extra pounds. Physical…

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