I just got done watching this program. I have alot of raw emotion running threw me, I got mad, I cried, and got mad because I was crying, it is a biker thing. I am a 43 year old woman with two grown sons, both in their twentys. When I was in school I didn't get bullied much but others around me did. One day a boy I went to school with was crying, we were in the sixth grade, and looked at me and said he would be better off dead. I knew his family had just moved to Texas and he was an outcast. I didn't say anything but i started watching how the bullies were treating the others. I sat back for a week and thought about what was going on, I finally made up my mind what I had to do, and that was take them all under my wing and be their protector, I AM NOT TELLING YOU children to do what I did things were different back then, I would wait for the bullies at the end of the school day everyday and what ever they gave to a person I gave back to them. I was in a fight sometimes six times a day. Didn't care if it was male or female. I am still a protector today, the bullies I deal with today are adults, yes even as adults we still have bullies. Now here is what i want to say to you, if you are being bullied or know someone who is being bullied, go tell your mom or dad. Don't feel uncomfortable in telling. Are they going to get mad? The answer is yes, but not at you. As parents it is our job to protect, and it makes us angry when we feel we have not been doing our job, and we feel sad because we feel like you can't count on us are you would have come and told us. You have to understand we love you with every breath we take. You our reason for living. When you were born, we made a promise to you, to love you, take care of you and protect you against everyone and everything. We can not keep our promise if you don't tell us. And no one is going to hurt us so don't worry about that. Go tell your mom and dad if some one is doing something to you if it is wrong, no matter if it is another child, adult or another family member, don't be scared. My title came from watching the show, and I made a promise to myself to save as many as possible. I amy not have given birth to you, but as far as I am concerened you are all my children. All of you are worthy, and you do matter, and everyone of you are special and highly loved. I am here not only for the children but also for the parents. If you need me I am here, that is my promise.
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Ryan Knowles commented 2013-04-11 18:35:42 -0400Tammy, I cannot tell you enough how thankful I am to have just read your post. It is the honest, to the point, realistic, but also nurturing parenting that is so important when dealing with these issues, and you nailed it perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing your story and your words of support. I would be curious if you would be willing to help us provide support to others who share their stories on our site? What you said moved me very much and I think we would benefit tremendously from your help. Please e-mail me at [email protected] to discuss further.
All my best,
The Bully Project Team