Thursday, November 7, 2013

Is bullying really that big of a deal?

     This has been on my mind a lot lately. Bullying has blown up to be such a big issue. Bullying has been around since the beginning of time. I'm not going to apologize for this post because it's my blog. If you don't agree then that's your prerogative.
      I would agree that kids shouldn't be bullied and i realize that some cases are worse then others....but what ever happened to growing a pair and stop crying every time someone does something or picks on you? Why are so many kids feeling sorry for themselves? There's a time to be sympathetic to your children and there's a time to teach them not to take every little comment to heart. Bullying is a normal part of life and socialization. All ages get bullied. No one likes it but if everyone went suicidal because someone bullied them the whole world would be dead. Every one has been bullied at one point. It's not just certain kids. When i was in middle school a girl threw a huge cup of chocolate milk at me. Got all over me, but the actual cup flew past me and hit a teacher. Me and the teacher were humiliated, but the teacher is the one that was crying.
     Another girl punched me in the face because i told her that her thong was showing. You can bet your sweet ass I got in a fist fight over it and suspended, but that's besides the point. In high school I got made fun of because I never owned a pair of name brand shoes. People would laugh at me because I was wearing "Fadidas" instead of Adidas. It wasn't a great feeling always wearing my moms cloths or clothes from goodwill, but i didn't want to go kill myself over it! I saw this post a few days ago and I couldn't agree more. Stop babying your kids every time they wine about something. I'm not saying be cold hearted and care less, but stop feeling sorry with them when they're upset over something so minor. It's acknowledges that there is in fact, a huge problem and justifies their worry.

Do you know how many times i was told this growing up by kids? IS THIS REALLY THAT DEVASTATING? In elementary school kids say this all the time. Does that make it ok? NO. However, a 5 year old telling another 5 year old he hates him shouldnt make that huge of an impact on him, and i can say that even more for a 15 year old saying it to another 15 year old.