I am the mother of 5 children. My daughter is a beautiful, smart, and funny 13 year old in 8th grade. She is being harassed terribly in school. I started out not understanding because I was never really bullied in school growing up. I had thought that I could just get her to stick up for herself and she would overcome. Boy was I wrong.
I found my daughter is not me, she is shy and sensitive. These girls are pushing her physically, starting terrible rumors about her sexuality (she has never even had a boyfriend yet!), they make animal noise at her, and they called her trashy in the lunchroom and threw all their thrash around her (the lunch supervisor made my daughter clean up the mess!), they have tore up her homework and wrecked her artwork. We have been to teacher conferences, school counselors, and principles. They all admit the girls are mean girls, and they are working on it. Because it is a she said, she said situation their hands are tied.
Needless to say I have had to become the scary Mama Bear I never thought I would have to be. I will not stand for my daughter wishing she was dead everyday! I am fighting for her safety and comfort in our schools, and I will not stop until all the children feel safe.
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