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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

No Name-Calling Week 2013

By January 21, 2013

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Started in 2004 as a project for middle schools to address name‐calling, harassment and bullying, No Name-Calling Week has continued to include hundreds of schools across the country who understand that words can hurt.

From the gym or locker room to the cafeteria, name-calling and bullying are unfortunately not uncommon in our schools.

A related story of a Houston waiter refusing to serve a customer who said that "special needs children need to be special somewhere else" is a good reminder where some of this name-calling behavior comes from. The customer, who was sitting with his family, was referring to a child with Down syndrome who was sitting nearby.

In addition to suggesting that your child's school participate in No Name-Calling Week, this year, help observe No Name-Calling Week by being a good role model for your kids.

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January 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm
(1) Robert McGarry says:

Thank you, Dr. Iannelli!

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