We all do.
No one deserves to have their self-esteem battered daily. No one deserves to be called names or fear going to school each morning.
I came across this incredible video today and I knew that I had to share it here. Please take the time to watch this powerful animation, narrated in spoken word poetry by Shane Koyczan.
Have your kids been hurt by bullying? If so, what did you do to help?
My story is here. In that post, I wrote the following:
I often hear people comment that everyone has to go through the horrors of middle school. It’s a part of growing up. It makes a person stronger.
I do not agree that being bullied or harassed is anything but harmful to the development of any child. I don’t believe claiming that it makes them stronger makes it okay. I don’t believe that subjecting a child to anything with the excuse that I survived it, so can they is valid. Why would we want to pass that pain on to the next generation?
Share your story, opinion or suggestions in the comments.