My 12 year old son was born with a heart of gold! He was so funny and always wanting to make others smile. To him, everyone was his friend. Unfortunatly his peers at school did not feel the same. And as early as 3rd grade, he was ridiculed, mocked, and pushed around. I started losing my boy:( He began shutting down and soon I bagan receiving calls that "HE" was getting into trouble. We would attend meetings with school officials stating that our son has "claimed" the others were calling him names and pushing him around and when he told an adult they said to ignore it, to avoid it, to stop provoking them. Basically saying "your on your own til someone catches it happening." 6th grade was the breaking point! The bullies grew in number and my son got tired of authority not doing anything. He began to fight back. And the rage he bottled up opened. This led to several fights, getting suspended, failing grades, mood swings, and finally the "straw!" My bright and happy boy, wanted to die! This was the breaking point for us as his parents. So we pulled him from school and pursued online courses. But as his mother, I knew taking him out of society was not going to fix the problem. So we prepared for the 7th grade. And the day of registration, we got another blow. The principal of my sons school said he felt he didn't have a good future outlook and that he probably wouldn't graduate.......I left in tears! I have only EVER wanted my kids to succeed. And here is someone saying its very unlikely! There is NOTHING like someone saying you can't, that makes you want to quadrupal the "I CANS!" We found a new school for our son. But the scars run deep and he is still healing from all the years of suffering at the words and hands of other kids. I will always stand behind every single child who is being bullied! To my son; You are my inspiration to help "Stomp out Bullying" and make a change!
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