Monday, June 30, 2014

PARENTING MONDAY | TEENAGERS AND BULLYING



         
                     
Teenagers ~ in the mind of a 13 year old girl....

My youngest daughter has had her share of bullying and, like myself and her sister, she cannot handle seeing or hearing about others being abused by others especially hiding behind their computer screens. My daughter has overcome the bullying and her friendships are in a harmonious state. But she is still aware that things could change in an instant. The times my daughter has been bullied are the result of sticking up for and defending another friend. What possesses these nasty people to feel they have the right to attack, pick on or abuse another human being.

Here are some words of wisdom my daughter has randomly put on her facebook page.........

Abuse and harass others. Just cause your hidden behind some computer like a coward doesn't mean this isn't bullying.

I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder, or who has harmed herself in any way, that she’s worthy of life and that her life has meaning. You can overcome and get through anything.

It gets better. It seems hard, you know, I think being different is always gonna be a tough climb. There's always gonna be people that are scared of it. But at the end of the day you give those bullies, those people, that are so ignorant, if you give them the power to affect you, you're letting them win. And they don't deserve that. What you're doing by being yourself is you're keeping it real, and you're being really brave.


I thought I would share some of her amazing art work.



This was 2 years ago and my daughters are such beautiful human beings that choose to help others when the need arises. My 18 year old daughter is someone to look up to and being a legal drinking age she knows how to have a good time and be herself with out over doing the alcohol. 

I am so proud of my daughters and the obstacles they have faced which have been handled with true dignity and pride. 

What scare you most being a parent?

1 comment :

  1. What a wise head your girl has on her shoulders Vicki. Both of your girls sound like wonderful, caring humans - you should be so so proud. Well done gorgeous girl x
    Like you, I loathe bullying of any degree but especially children being bullied. Personal development and understanding really does vary depending on the individual, which means most kids are not yet equipped to deal with the trauma and emotional upset that bullying brings. It breaks my heart to think of any child suffering in this way.
    My biggest fear as a parent of a 22 yr old is her personal safety. If I think too hard about this I can get myself totally worked up. So I trust that her guardian angel is always close by keeping her safe from harm because she truly is our world.
    Great post xx

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