My daughter’s school has a “no bullying” policy. Most schools do. Students are to report incidents of bullying that they see or experience to a parent and to a teacher at school.
Bullying was one of my fears about sending my daughter to school. I remember being bullied as a child. Actually, I remember incidents when I was bullied as a teen and as an adult, and I didn’t want her to experience that.
In life, there will always be people who think it’s okay to put down others, though. Bullies want to feel better about themselves, look good in front of peers or simply haven’t learned how to be nice. I can’t protect her forever.
This news article caught my eye today, and I had to share it. This young lady is an inspiration to everyone. Her friends and family who supported her likewise encourage us to stand up for what’s right.
Bullying is wrong whether you’re fighting over a toy in preschool or teasing a co-worker. As we parent our kids, we must teach them to value themselves. No one can make you feel inferior unless you give them permission. Stand up to bullies, know you are valued and defend anyone whom you see being bullied. It’s never wrong to do the right thing.