With school getting back in session soon I can’t help but worry about my oldest daughter and the problems she had for years with one girl and her group of friends. My daughter was bullied for 4 full years until I finally said, “I am done with this like it or not I am going to the school!” She begged me not to she was embarrassed and felt it would make it worse. Well she was wrong, it didn’t make it worse it gave her some relief for me to stand up for her and make the school accountable to stop the bullying. Finally I see some confidence coming back to my daughter and she has gotten her drivers license and become quite independent. Her confidence has risen greatly. I am very proud of her!
But here I am worrying about what this year will bring. Will this girl start up again and break my daughters spirit and dash all the confidence we have built over this past year? Will my daughter even tell me if she becomes a problem? I pray that this girl has matured a little and will leave my daughter alone, but if she does not we will be back at the schools office demanding it be stopped.
We cannot allow this to continue, not one parent out there should allow their child to stand alone and attempt to battle a bully by ignoring it. Bullying eats at them until they have no confidence in themselves or the way they look or how different they may be, they may even hate themselves. We need to teach our children acceptance and kindness of others no matter what the differences may be.
My daughter isn’t different per-say but she is sensitive and diagnosed bipolar II. This is enough for a bully to see and attack as she is an easy target. Truly bullies tend to not be as confident as they try to appear but they are broken inside and taking it out on those they can hurt since they can’t fix whatever problem there is at home or where ever. I feel for this girl as I know her family well and know exactly what Hell she lives in, but she cannot be allowed to hurt my child.
I am worried, but I am also confident in my child and her new found love of herself. Well we aren’t really at where she loves herself but she is finding she deserves better little by little.