Chicago’s Very Own: Michelle Baert

Michelle Baert got the call no parent wants to receive.  An incident at her kid’s elementary school.

Her 6-year-old son Tate’s head had been slammed down to the ground in the school’s playground by another kid.

Tate would spend the next 8 hours in the ER and would be diagnosed with a severe concussion.

Baert and her husband have three boys. And the golden rule in their house is simple: Treat people the way you want to be treated.

Baert put her money where her mouth is. She got on her blog, 45thwardmom.com – a portal to connect with families in her Jefferson Park Neighborhood and, in early October, she started telling everyone about her new, glow in the dark bracelets. She says it’s a show of her stance against bullying.

Some local stores are joining with her, handing them out to kids for free

Michelle Baert she’s one of Chicago’s Very Own.

For more information, go to http://45thwardmom.com/

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