Growing up, I didn’t know I was poor until I went to elementary school. My peers often and thoughtlessly shared comments on the type of shoes I wore. But why am I sharing this?
Well, Mom and Dad, bullying happens.
There is no real way to prevent bullying. We are judged on the clothing we wear, our weight, our social interactions, even on our lifestyle. There is no end to the array of bullying topics. Social media also plays a big part in bullying. How many friends do you have? Did you see his post? Why is she friends with her and not her?
Here are some ways you can stay aware of potential bullying in your child’s life:
Bullying is a serious issue that can have a major impact on your child and their self-esteem and overall emotional health. The more we talk about bullying, the more knowledgeable we will be–and the better equipped we will be to help and protect our children. Learn all you can. This webpage is is a good place to start: Bullying Children with Disabilities. You can find a related video here. Also, search our blog articles on bullying for more information.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs to share their tips and stories about caring for their children during difficult times.