Bullying, karate & a good old rant!
From the moment I was pregnant I fretted about my little ones being bullied. I know that may seem odd to many. I come across confident & really I suppose I am now at the age of 36. I appear chatty, forward & able for anything. And yes in some ways I am. But I have had many years of avoiding situations. Avoiding bitches. And I know the "bitches" have their own issues but it is hard to see that when you are being bullied.
I was bullied. I was bullied by some girls at the age of 16 for a year or so. My Mother tried to step in as she would hear me cry in my sleep about it but it did not help. I was not beat but just excluded. Excluded from the group, verbally bullied & lets just call it pure & utter bitchiness. Now that was a long time ago & I am now a much stronger person but this morning a friend called. A friend who is now in a similar position as an adult. This upsets me greatly. I ask WHY? Why do women do this? Why do women feel the need when they have children themselves to exclude others, bitch behind their back & not look deeper & understand why they themselves are doing this?
Will this ever stop? Probably not. And now we have the cyber bullying to deal with. How can our children be protected.
But I believe in this quote. I have saved it as my desktop image so I am reminded everyday.
I will do my very best to be my best for my children.
James has been attending a Karate school for the past 6 months. For many reasons as he is only 4. I love the teachings, the discipline & the community feel that we have at our local Karate school. I want my boy & girl to be confident to stand up to bullies. I want to give them every opportunity to stand tall & to not be afraid. I will show them how to treat others with kindness, help people in need & give them the opportunity to be confident in their ability if ever in a tricky situation.
BUT over all I will show them how them how to respect firstly themselves, their parents, their family & their community around them.
Tis all a bit ranty really today but I am sad. I am sad for women who feel the need to treat people like this. I will take it today as a reminder. I will find the positive & go with it!
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