Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bullying

I have a new friend here on the blogosphere. Her name is Bird and she has two fantastic blogs; Take a left at the Moon and Bird Gardener's Place of  Earthly Sprituality.

Last week she had this great post concerning Bullying http://takealeftatthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/more-about-bullying-and-its-effects-on.html

As you know my grands are in that age group that does, on a daily basis, face personal criticism in school. The odd thing to me is that GK gets more harrassment and heartbreaks than Ry even with his "label". But when I read this post, touched me profoundly and I would encourage you to take the time to read this.

8 comments:

  1. Hey, B, I went to Bird's blog and I have to say it took my breath away. To read Bird's words and to learn about her through her first person accounts is really an eye-opening experience for someone like me who has not known anyone personally with AS. I am very glad you posted the link to her blog, and I know my world will change a bit for seeing into her world. Thanks, Linda!! Hugs to you and your sweet people!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this Linda ;o) I went over to Bird's blog and made a comment. I know a lot about bullying. It's a horrible thing to go through, and even when you get older, there is still people who do it! Errrrr.. they can't mess with me now, I will do things to them! LOL! Hugs my friend ;o)

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  3. I've just returned from Bird's blog. Child abuse in any form sickens me and when other children and teachers are doing the abusing it's even worse. When I was a child school was my happy place. I wasn't popular and didn't stand out in any way but I loved being able to learn and be in a place where I felt safe. I can't imagine what my life would have been like if I'd had to go through what Bird went through in school. Thanks for linking with her post. Hugs

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  4. Thank you so much, my friend, for posting this link to my blog. I hope it will help other people, too. I am so sad when I read about children being harassed and bullied and there just seems to be a wave of it going on right now. I've been reading many Mom's writing about how their child with AS or their other children are being pushed around and teased and taunted and so on and what little the schools are doing about it (if anything at all). It's so upsetting.

    I'm sorry that your dear grandchildren are being bullied too. :-( This is so aggravating and upsetting. The world is a topsy turvey place. (((hugs)))

    Blessings from me to you,
    Bird

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  5. Gawd, how I hated those people. I, fortunately, didn't have to deal with such things, except for Sister Victoriana in 2nd grade...hope the bitch is burning!!

    That post broke my heart and of my 3 kids, Joel, my oldest, seemed to be the constant victim. It may be the reason he withdrew from the world so many years ago, but back then, we really didn't know unless one of his friends told us. All one could do, if you could get away with it, as I did, confront the teacher or child and his parents...usually, the apple didn't fall far from the tree.

    Remember "slam books," when we were kids?? For the most part, I refused to comment on those pages when handed the book. My mother always told me to put myself into the other person's place, and I took that as gospel...still do.

    My oldest grandson, Sean, like GK, is bullied too...it must be the age group. Once he told me he was always called a nerd, for being a smart kid with a smart mouth, though. I told him, "Sean, you know what they call nerds...BOSS!"

    Ok, off the soap box and get my day started...have a dental appointment in and hour..OY!!

    Loves ya,
    G

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  6. Bullying has to be man's cruelest pastime. If there is a plus, it often makes the bullied, much stronger than the bully who is a weak soul to begin with.
    Sadly that fact doesn't help the one who is right the middle of the abuse.

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  7. We have had an overflow of bullying incidents here in Ohio...the pain lasts for a lifetime. Thank you for sharing the need for awareness. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  8. There is absolutely no excuse for bullying of any child by any person. I cannot conceive of why people are so ugly. I don't know if it is getting worse by the year or we are all just more aware of it and I can't help but wonder why the hell the school systems are not emotionally mature enough to be aware that this is a major issue in the lives of all children. Oh, Miss Linda, it is just so sickening. I hope and pray that someday we will learn to treat one another as humans. Hugs to you and yours, my sweet friend.

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