As a father of three kids, I have heard my fair share of bullying stories. My kids didn’t get to 7th grade, 11th grade, and year two in college without some social bumps in the road. My wife and I had good relationships with the schools’ administrators, and we preached tolerance, compassion, and to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” But none of these parental activities shielded our children completely from bullying. Other parents have dealt with far worse — unimaginable circumstances that result in life-changing tragedies. No doubt, our system needs to change.
This issue of Living Safer magazine takes a deeper look into bullying and the possible ways our current culture facilitates it. We encourage you to take some time to read this piece. It is our hope that the contents are helpful to families and shed some light on what we can be doing better as parents, friends, family members, and human beings.
This Living Safer also covers a number of additional topics to help keep you and your loved ones safe and well, including:
- Health concerns surrounding vaping
- Best places for retirement
- The lowdown on the keto diet
- Screens and kids’ mental health
On page 55 of this Living Safer issue, I discuss the ins and outs of lawyer fees. For our attorney readers, this knowledge can change the way they look at planning for future wealth.
I hope you find this issue of Living Safer insightful and inspiring. As always, feel free to pass it along to others.
A West Point graduate where he served as captain and military aviator, John Bair continues his commitment to our country through his efforts within the settlement planning industry. He has represented families of victims lost in the Flight 3407 crash, offered pro bono services to the families of 9/11 victims and drafted the first consumer protection bill for plaintiffs (H.R. 3699).