I can tell you I totally don't worry about this for my kid. Cause he's just gonna be a COOL kid. Everyone loves him. haha. Yeah-I'm a proud mom. But I can tell you I have had some seriously awful run ins myself when I was a kid.
Although I was the 'funny fat kid' I hung out with the popular crowd. Well, at least I tried.
But I remember some awful things that people said and did to me.
One in particular? There was a kid in my school that called me '18 Wheels' - "Wheels" for short.
Why? That asshole punk juvenile delinquent said it was because I was as wide and fat as a Mack Truck.
I was freaking 11 and I am STILL Haunted by that.
(Funny...cause when he asked me to be his friend on Facebook-I brought that back up. He bowed down to me with apology. LOVED it. hahah)
I would be lying if I told you it didn't ignite my ego when I returned to my small town and was SKINNY, TALL, BLONDE, HOT & EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL. While the mean ones were still in a smalltown living in a shack with 10 kids. (Bitter? Yep.) Now? Well... that was all 'pre-baby & hubby'. hahaha
Anyway-back to bullies. I know it's happening and it scares me to know that it's BIGGER now than when I was a kid. Kids all need serious ass whippings for being evil. It's one thing to be a pseudo tattle tale. But it's another to put kids in lockers, corner them, scare them & NOW A DAYS berate them on facebook, twitter, myspace and the web!!
I saw this article that I thought I would share. It's from Holy Kaw on AllTop.
- Look for Bullying
- Don't Put Responsibility on the Victim
What do you suggest?