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Old 04-03-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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right on! I'm glad to hear it!!
Thanks! It was a long first semester

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Old 04-03-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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You always paint things in a very hunky dory-leave it to beaver way.

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Those stories break my heart. I was never bullied and never witnessed any bullying at our schools. There were groups of kids who would hang around together but there were never any major issues...
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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You always paint things in a very hunky doory leave it to beaver way.
Shut up Eddie Haskel!
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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You're the one with the Mary Poppins perfect childhood :

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Old 04-03-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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You're the one with the Mary Poppins perfect childhood :
No, my childhood was not peachy....not by a long shot.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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Please seek comfort with Jesus, I beg of you dear friend.

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No, my childhood was not peachy....not by a long shot.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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Oh yes I was bullied/picked on from fifth grade up. I was shy/quiet and I never bothered anyone but the mean kids sure picked on me. They would throw things at me in grade school, say hurtful things, and I remember one of the girls put glue all in my backpack in 7th grade. I was glad to be done with school. One guy who picked on me in grade school and middle school did send me an email once sometime last year on myspace just to appologize to me. Atleast he did appologize.

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Old 04-03-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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I was bullied around in grade school, then treated as a misfit in highschool. When I got to college, no one knew me and so I learned that self-perception has a lot to do with it. The bullies gave me horrible self-esteem, and then I moved beyond it and even became very popular among ze ladies. Hmmm. For me, it caused a life-long distrust of people. But it also gave me a rounded and wise perspective that now defines me and that I wouldn't trade (at least, don't want to). Middle age now, I'm mostly "better" from all that. But it does change you at such a young age.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I was bullied a little in junior high by a guy and a friend of his. I didn't tolerate it, I fought back. It ended badly for him since he was caught red handed taunting me by the teacher, he was moved and sort of got labeled as a trouble maker.

I had already learned the life lesson that when a bully comes after you, if you let them see it bothers you, they have the upper hand.
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:06 PM
 
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I was picked on by a group of girls in middle school (and at that age, girls are FAR worse bullies than boys). There was a lot of jealousy going on, and I got ganged up on. I always ignored it, never buckled under to it, and I was very well-liked by all my peers outside of the bullying group. Part of the reason I was targeted was because I WOULDN'T shun other students they'd deemed shunworthy, but championed them instead. They eventually gave it up when it wasn't having the desired effect, but holy crap, those girls were MEAN. Imagine if I'd given them any evidence of having gotten to me.

I teach now, and have a background in youth outreach and mentoring, and the thing I have the least tolerance for, period, in working with preteens, is bullying. When I ran an urban outreach program, we did a TON of anti-bullying stuff. Now I work with disabled kids, and am an advocate for them. People who pick on disabled kids are sick.
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