How I Put An End To My Daughter Being Bullied At School
Yesterday a friend of mine posted a message on my favorite Bloggers Forum about her middle schooler son being bullied at school. She was asking how she should handle it in such a way that it gets taken care of, but without the child getting harassed further for "telling mom." I posted that I had a bullying issue with my middle school daughter last year, and that if she wanted to call me, I would be happy to share my story of how I put an end to it.
This began a thread of others wanting to hear the story, so I decided to Vlog it since writing it would probably take hours - even as fast as I type. So here it is:
Now let me say that even though I use humor in this video, bullying is no laughing matter. I truly believe it is high time the parents step up and start demanding things be different. That being said though, it is also high time parents step up and get more involved with their kids and the schools. We can not control what we do not see, and one thing that is constant when you hear the bullying tragedies of suicide and murder, the parents will say "I had no idea it was going on" or "no idea it was that bad."
There are many resources for bullying. If you Google "Bullying Resources" you will find thousands of results from Federal Organizations to local grass roots movements in your own town. I still strongly believe however that the best thing we can do is simply volunteer our time and be present at the schools to help the teachers and faculty be more in control. We know they are out numbered, we should be there to help.
I hope you enjoy the video, that you got a giggle, and I invite you to talk to your children tonight about bullying - especially if you have noticed a change in behavior. It is our JOB to keep our children safe. Start now.
We can all be "bitches" together, and keep our children safe.