Fighting the Wrong Battle with Bullies

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  1. Excellent point. By the time I had a super-bullying boss in the 1990s, when I was in my mid-20s, it did bum me out, but my response was to look for a different (and, it turned out, much better) job.

    No doubt bullies are good at homing in on victims who are already a bit fragile, since they’d be the easiest to accost. How to boost their self-confidence is an interesting question.
    .-= Derek K. Miller´s last blog ..Ping-pong to the stars! =-.

  2. Totally agree with you here. In fact, my grade 4 son has been bullied so much this year it’s ridiculous! He was pushed off the top of the slide, hit his head when he landed, was dizzy and seeing black stars and threw up..classic head injury signs. A few days later another kid threw him into a metal bar on the playground equipment and he hit his head…I thought he had a piece of gum in his hair but it turned out to be a scab and dried blood (he didn’t mention any of it to me because he was embarassed he said). Short story..the school did nothing, the principle suggested HE stay inside for the rest of the week and go to the library to read instead. I think a lot is said about bullying in the media etc. but when it happens, the school system is very reluctant to do anything about it. I am in the process of teaching him some coping skills (my husband told him to shove the kid back but I don’t think he has it in him!) but it’s a tough thing.

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