Bullies are everywhere, they hide in both adult and kids body. I don’t know the reason why they want to intimidate or sometime physically hurt other people, what’s the fun doing that?
As a mom to a special kid who’s having a hard time in identifying social cues, I am afraid of bullies. I am glad that at his current school, I can feel the support and care of his classmates. The kids are awesome and loving. Kudos to their parents who raised them to be great kids.
But of course, that’s a different story outside the school. The only thing I know to help him is to nurture a solid moral core that will guide him to stand up for what is right.
Sometimes being mum is better than confronting the other person or speaking up about what you feel. But unfortunately, being quiet can send a wrong signal to the other party that everything is okay with you (even if you feel it’s not).
For me, there’s a time for everything. Balance is the key, you can let other issues pass but you need to confront other people if you’re already hurting and the feeling is not right.
Isolation is a bully’s method of intimidation. They want you to feel alone. Seeing you with other people makes them uncomfortable.
Here’s a nice article from micheleborba.com that tells 7 Ways to Build Strong Character and Integrity in Children.
Remember this, If you are NOT going to speak up and stand for what you believe in, how is the world supposed to know that you exist?