With two teenagers living under her roof, The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Kathy Wakile is well-aware of what's happening in schools and the serious issues youth today face. "Thirteen million kids will be bullied in the U.S. this year," she states in a PSA supporting The Bully Project. "Three million students are absent each month because they feel unsafe at school."
So how can you bring about a positive impact on the nation's bullying epidemic? "Over 50 percent of the time when a bystander stands up to bullying, the bullying stops within 10 seconds," our level-headed 'Wife preaches. Now parents, this part's for you. "Model positive behavior for your kids by treating others with respect and speaking up when you see bullying behavior."
Victoria and Joseph's mama then encourages all children and teens to speak up in a bullying situation if they feel safe. "Always tell an adult," Kath notes and also advises showing compassion. "Let the person being bullied know that you care. Walk with him down the hall, or sit with her at lunch. It could only take one friend to turn someone’s day around."
We'll see if she uses those same tactics on her fellow 'Wives, when Season 4 starts this Sunday at 10/9C.
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Totally agree....get off Teresa's show. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BULLY ON THERE WITH MELISSA!!! How dumb are you? We all see it, you must! Dang!!!! Your a BULLY!!!
Calling the Kettle Black Lady... What is it you do on Bravo? I wouldn't go there if I were you.. There is something so wrong with this Blog... Oh Yeah.. and your husband too... I think he does have a thing for Tre.. Just like she said last year.. or he wouldn't have entered this season.. Bad mouthing her, Deep down, he really wants her... he does... Shannon
Maybe you should start your anti bullying message with yourself. Get off the show!!! You & Melissa N-E-V-E-R belong on it in the 1st place. Bravo, while your at it the Manzo & Jaz family had more than 15 minutes of fame. Keep Teresa's family and get some other NJ housewives.
In school I was always picked on because I was a chubby kid and I lost some of my hearing because of ear problems and i had to take six years of speech lessons. The only way I could overcome the comments and the laughung behind my back was to talk to my family specially my brothers who would protect me and tell me that i was special, pretty and funny. After awhile those same kids who picked on me I won them over with kindness. Just want to share.
I hope you remember that the next time you, mellisa and the rest gang up on teresa. I watch NJ housewives for the first time last year the latter part and the reunion i that what i saw all of you bullying her. Remember family comes first.
now you're taking a stand.......caroline not returning your calls or did you see how sick and cruel you've looked to the rest of us!not buying it!!!!!!!
I agree with you.
Regarding your cousin, she (Theresa) is the one that does the bullying.
I don't remember anyone else on the show bullying anyone. I almost stopped watching the show because of Theresa. I know, I know you need drama to keep people watching the show, but sometimes Theresa was vicious.
With the way she got on the show, willing to backstabbing her cousin and allow her foul mouthed husband to attack? Ok Kathy.
I cannot understand why Bravo is giving Kathy Griffin – the biggest bully on the face of the earth – a platform to spew hate at women and little girls.