I don’t expect to write to many like this to my blog but since bullying seems to be a big issue this day I would speak about it since I have some experience in that area, and would like to encourage both parents and kids.
I did experience some bullying when I was a child. In my day there wasn’t seem to be a problem with guns, and knives. At least not in Gig Harbor! I know being bullied you feel alone. Also, I know it is hard to tell your parents or others real close to you. I never told my parents; however, if you can I recommend you do. If you find still hard to do I than would find someone older that you can tell what is going on, and help you out of the situation. I understand those who have considered, or taken their life. I used to fall asleep on many occasions crying, and wishing God would let me go. I know it is not the answer no matter how painful it gets. It is hard to deal with bullies that are taller and larger than you; however, they do it because they are very insecure. Though it was very tough time in my life I feel now it has made me a stronger person in so many ways. With help of an older person you can stand up for yourself. I am not talking about violence, but letting them know you are not weak either. I had one experience in ninth grade where someone said that I was setting in their chair in the cafeteria. I let them know I didn’t see their name on the chair. One of their friends came by and asks me to step outside. He was much taller, and I had no chance at all. So I went ahead and threw the chair in his direction. I walked out of the cafeteria, and neither one of them bothered me again. I think they may have thought I was crazy or something. Doing something unexpected may help out as well. I hope this helps out any parent or child is dealing with bullying. Again either tell your parents, or get an older friend. Standup and be strong. I promise you will be a better person.