The Bully

by Erica

From about 4th – 8th grade, I was bullied extensively. I moved to a new town and didn’t quite fit in. Those years were hard and did a number on my self-esteem. At the same time though, I feel that those years molded me into a strong and empathetic person. I do know that for some children, that isn’t always the case.

Have you had experience with bullying? Have your children been dealing with bullies? Have one of your kids bullied their younger sibling? Over at 5 Minutes for Parenting, DeeDee is sharing her own experiences with bullying and asking for your insight as well.

We’d love for you to head on over and tell us your thoughts.



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Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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1 Susan July 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Erica, I am so sorry that you were bullied. I can’t even imagine how hard that would be.

I get very passionate and angry about the issue of bullying. I believe it is so serious and we all need to educate ourselves and help our children through it.

It’s a great post over at 5 Minutes for Parenting and I’m looking forward to following the discussion over there.

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2 Adventures In Babywearing July 19, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I hate that you were bullied- I fear this with my oldest because we’ve seen a little of it already.

Steph

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3 Noreen July 20, 2010 at 1:38 am

I too was bullied and I told my mom who went to the school and they basically indicated your daughter is smart and wears glasses what else do you expect. No help there.
Luckily things have changed, when my daughter was bullied this last shool year in 1st grade the school took care of it in less than a day. If you would like the whole story I blogged about it when it happen.
http://sillymommy2sillygirls.blogspot.com/2009/10/bullying-in-first-grade.html

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