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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Sometimes the situation can be good, as it can test your mettle. Standing up to a bully can boost your self-esteem...and sometimes get you the girl.

    I got completely sucked into that clip. Now I want to watch the movies all over again.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I got completely sucked into that clip. Now I want to watch the movies all over again.
    Heh...leave it to me to make it light-hearted in a bullying thread.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Please spare me that horse****. That's exactly what it is too. Children are no more fragile now then before. There is ONE and only one difference between to today and yesterday and that's children are way more coddled. Just like when I was growing up I was more coddled then my parents were. Children are the same as they have ever been. And the world sure as hell at least in this country is a LOT less crueler then it was even when I or you were growing up and most definitely when our parents and their parents were growing up.

    Words only hurt one thing puppets. Are you a puppet? Are your children puppets? Are you and your children to manipulated as if you were puppets, at the will of some one else? One of the MOST valuable lessons we learn when we are growing up is that words ONLY have the meaning and power WE the listener assign them and no more. Have you not learned that lesson. Have you taught your children that lesson? Its one we should ALL learn and well. Your words only have worth to me, if I and ONLY I assign them worth. If I assign your words no worth then you may as well be farting as talking. I would deny NO child that very valuable lesson. It teaches something else as well, to have strength and confidence in oneself.
    Lighten up, Francis. My kids have no issue with bullying or being bullied. I'm talking about other kids, and there are a lot of them. But just because my kids are mentally healthy enough to handle being bullied, and well-raised enough to not bully, doesn't mean that other kids aren't having this issue. I don't want one single child to have to die, just because somebody wouldn't stand up for them - some teacher didn't fight for them, or some parent didn't watch them closely enough to make sure that they weren't being bullied.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Kids will taunt each other no matter what argument they come up with. Could be what you said, could be their red hair, could be the clothes they wear. You are not going to stop it. It is human nature.
    Then the cure for such nature is to pound the bully.
    They bully because they think that people, usually smaller people, will do nothing but cowar. Nothing like swift kick to the boys to change that up.
    And when they are down, start working on the teeth. Trust me, very empowering once you do it for the first time.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Heh...leave it to me to make it light-hearted in a bullying thread.

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    Is Basement a euphemism

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Then the cure for such nature is to pound the bully.
    They bully because they think that people, usually smaller people, will do nothing but cowar. Nothing like swift kick to the boys to change that up.
    And when they are down, start working on the teeth. Trust me, very empowering once you do it for the first time.
    Well, it is more effective than a Public Service Ad or twitter trends every time some nobody kid allegedly kills themselves.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Kids will taunt each other no matter what argument they come up with. Could be what you said, could be their red hair, could be the clothes they wear. You are not going to stop it. It is human nature.
    It doesn't stop in childhood either. I try to instill in my kids the "treat others as you would want to be treated", and hopefully that will carry over with them into adulthood.

    My son has been bullied because he 's so thin, my daughter has been because she had back surgery and has a 1/2" scar down her back that runs from her neck clear to the top of her rear end.

    They both have had difficult times with it, but it's taught both of them that there are rotten people in the world, and that no matter what they do or say, there will be those that are so miserable, they pick on what they see as the "weaker" in the group to make themselves feel better.

    Bullies are to be pitied. I'm a firm believer in karma....and as we all know, karma is a bitch.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Bullying... the new trendy social issue. How are we doing at addressing it?

    I don't think any reasonable person would deny that bullying exists, but... are we properly addressing the issue or are we blowing it out of proportion?
    Bullying among kids, right?

    Well, it's certainly wrong to just discard it claiming "kids will be kids". That's belitteling the issue. Most of that behavior dismissed in this manner would be considered serious criminal offenses when adults do it. And children should be taught soon enough that this is the case.
    "Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Is Basement a euphemism
    Ha! No, but seeing as how it's me, I can see why you may ask that question.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    It doesn't stop in childhood either. I try to instill in my kids the "treat others as you would want to be treated", and hopefully that will carry over with them into adulthood.

    My son has been bullied because he 's so thin, my daughter has been because she had back surgery and has a 1/2" scar down her back that runs from her neck clear to the top of her rear end.

    They both have had difficult times with it, but it's taught both of them that there are rotten people in the world, and that no matter what they do or say, there will be those that are so miserable, they pick on what they see as the "weaker" in the group to make themselves feel better.

    Bullies are to be pitied. I'm a firm believer in karma....and as we all know, karma is a bitch.
    Usually the bullies are the ones who lack self-esteem. It really is true that standing up to a bully is usually the easiest way to diffuse it. When they can't use fear as a weapon, they soon realize that their quiver is all out of arrows.

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