Defined as: a person who hurts, frightens, or tyrannizes over those who are smaller or weaker.
Also known as second grade girls.
We have encountered a bully.
A second grade girl who screams, gets up in the "too close for comfort" area of personal space, kicks.
At my kid!
Oh, no you better didn't!
Yes, too much RuPaul on my television these days.
Bullies can also be seen as the girl who one day simply states "you aren't my best friend anymore. So-&-So is."
Real nice kid.
Not only do children these days know how to use an iPad like they were born with it stuck to their right hand, they know how to be mean.
I remember bullying not starting until our classrooms got to the other wing of the school.
5th grade maybe.
Was it happening before that and I just didn't see it?
I can't say I encountered bullying until that stage in school.
I was bullied in another way starting in about 4th grade.
I was Cathy Smith's boyfriend gopher.
Cathy- "Go ask him if he likes me."
Me- "Yes, he does and he wants to go with you."
Cathy- "Tell him yes, I will be his girlfriend."
Me- "Cathy says meet her behind the Catholic school at 3:30."
No one ever wanted to meet me behind anything.
The bullies that Zoe has to deal with really hurt my heart.
She doesn't need to deal with this crap.
Recess and lunch have become her most stressful time of the day.
She needs to find true friends.
Friends that don't yell or who won't hide behind the yeller without defending Zoe.
Friends who aren't wishy-washy about their feelings toward her.
Was it more exciting to be her friend when she was solely known as "the sick girl?"
Now that's she able to join in and isn't the center of attention as much, she must not be that exciting.
I've told her that I am confidant that there are girls at school who will be genuine friends.
Who won't be there one day and gone the next.
She needs to find those girls and stick with them for now on.
I also asked her if their are any gays boys at school.
She said no and I reassured her that they are indeed there.
They just don't know it yet.
Gay boys make the BEST best friends forever.