My heart broke 💔💔💔this morning when I saw this.
I am very anti bullying. I have first hand witnessed effects of bullying on children. Don’t get it twisted ANY child can be bullied. It doesn’t matter if the child is smart or confident, they can still be preys. I wasn’t bullied as a child but being very small I remember people trying to bully me. I couldn’t fight them but I tried to turn it around and become friends with them. Some others weren’t so lucky.
As a parent I take extra precautions. I remove my children from unhealthy situations. No matter who the person is; TAKE YOUR CHILD OUT. Try to observe your child, when they are withdrawn or fearfully talk about a particular child. Or when another child dominates all they do or think about, when another child constantly hits or verbally abuses them, sometimes this child is a friend. TAKE ACTION!!!!. Many people tell me teach your child for fight for himself, encourage them to stand up for themselves, by all means please do. But it’s your duty as a parent to remove them from unhealthy environments.
This poor little boy couldn’t fight the cheese, he couldn’t stand up to the cheese. So Parents, when your children complain, please listen. When they tell you, take action. Don’t tell them, “you are a man” LISTEN!!!!!!! DO SOMETHING!!!! On the other hand if you suspect your child is the bully, speak to them, it doesn’t make them bad. Sometimes it’s the crowd mentality, one person is a target and the others join. In some cases the children join to avoid being bullied themselves. Sometimes they don’t know any better. Speak to them, let them understand it’s perfectly fine to stand up for the bullied one. Some of my would-have-been tormentors are still my friends, They aren’t bad people. Bullies aren’t bad people, bullying is bad.
PARENTS let’s STOP THE CYCLE. 🔴🔴🔴🔴Listen to your children. Take action when necessary. It’s better to overreact than ignore the situation