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.
Emotional trauma. It's awful. It's painful. It's sad. It's a nightmare. I can handle physical disability. I understand that. But emotional disability? That's a whole other ballgame.
Categories: Family Support
I got to sit on a panel discussion for disability-related issues. In addition to another parent, there were three adults with a variety of disabilities who shared their experience on everything from doctors to their time in college.