Parents know all too well how to use fictional characters from movies for lessons ("don't follow the dark side!") or as connectors to our kids ("I love Katniss, too!"). As news breaks that Darth Vader is running for president of Ukraine, one mom wonders, who's next?
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Grayson Bruce was bullied for his 'My Little Pony' backpack, only to be told by his school to leave it at home to avoid triggering bully attacks. The response from the school prompts the question: How much does adult response inspire kids to tease?