- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
Question to those bees who were seriouslyl bullied in school – what is the best thing a parent can do in that situation?
I think that anyone who went through traditional education knows the differnce between someone who wan’t the most popular/was teased a bit/was invisible and someone who was seriously, relentlessly, maliciously bullied. If you were in the later category, what do you think a parent should to to respond?
If I were a parent in that situation, I think I’d likely pull my kid out of school. In a perfect world I would use it as an opportunity to take them traveling around the world for several months/a year as an unconventional way of creating an immersive educational opportunity.
I don’t see that trying to have them tough it out would do any positive character building. If an adult were in a work situation where they were being seriously bullied or abused I would tell them to quit and find a healthy workplace. What do you think? I’m espeically interested in hearing from those who’ve been through it.
*This question is totally hypothetical as I don’t have kids yet nor was I bullied in school. I was just listening to a TED Talk about bullying and it made me wonder*