As some of you already know, my son experienced bullying at school. He was bullied for over 2 years. Each time it was a different bully. As some told me: this is sad to say but your son is likely to be bullied because he is awkward. Heartbreaking..Isn’t it: When I heard this, I cried! Does it mean that my son will always be bullied because his does not run as fast as the others or scores goals in the games?
My son was born with severe strabismus. He went through multiple surgeries and therapies. He is my hero because he overcome so many challenges in his life. It was not easy for him. All these challenges made him a stronger boy but not fluent in some of his movements.
Yes my son is a bit awkward when he walks, when he runs. So what? Dos it give the right to bullies to mock him or exclude him? No!
As parents we stood up against this. His father stood up against bullying and it worked. It is a work in progress though. Each day, I am afraid when he goes to school: I am afraid that his feelings get hurt. He is too young to experiment all this.
So please let’s stop this silent epidemic and help other parents and children in their fight against bullying: Vote for us for Blogher Voice of the year. It only takes few minutes. It can help others and raise awareness..
What is BlogHer Voice of the Year:
It is quoted from their site.
Who are the Voices of the Year? We’ll honor up to 120 community members as a Voice of the Year, with one submission from each category qualifying as the “People’s Choice” honoree (this is where those thumbs-up count!). From that group, 15 fresh, new voices will be chosen by the judging committee to present their submission live on stage at the Voices of the Year Community Keynote in New York, on Friday, August 3rd. In addition, Visual honorees will also be recognized on stage at BlogHer ’12, and their work will be featured during the community keynote and at the Voices of the Year reception, immediately following the keynote.