*a revised repost
Bullying Is Not New.
“There’s so much complaining about bullying these days. Kids just need to toughen up.”
I’ve heard that numerous times. It’s not easy, though. Being the target of relentless bullying wears you down. Yes, as a child, I was bullied. I believe it began with a girl named Betsy. She was such a cute little girl, with an almost angelic countenance, and she was my friend. One day, maybe age ten, she was over at my house to play. Of course, back then there was no internet…we actually interacted face to face. She was a fellow classmate and a member of my Girl Scouts troupe. This particular day, though, her behavior transformed before my eyes. Continue reading “Bullying is an Attack on Self-Worth”