Saturday, August 18, 2018     Volume: 19, Issue: 24

Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

"Fighting" back: Bullying behavior can both cause and be the result of trauma, and researchers say fun activities can help kids manage

The reggae that had been bumping softly throughout the gym for nearly an hour suddenly stopped, and about a dozen barefoot children stood and lined up along the edge of a bright yellow mat. Each dressed in a different colored gi, the traditional uniform worn by Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors, the students waited to be handpicked for a one-on-one fight.  An instructor pointed out two smaller students, Payton and Jada Giddings, and the 10-year-old twins bolted out of line to the center of the mat, clearly ready to try out ... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


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