Dusty and for joining our group. Hugs EchoRose
Thank you Joy and Ken for posting your insights. We are all here for a common cause. To educate and to make authorities more accountable for sweeping an incident under the rug when a child cries out for help. They need a support system. I am hoping to make it known that if you or someone you know is bullied we will contact the school officials and make sure something is done. If we have to take it to CNN News we will. Our children are killing themselves because they are lost. We have to make sure no other child feels this way. We are all responsible for the children.
My loss was in 1984 but then twenty years later her mother died and I ended up with material that even those professionally attempting to deal with issues like bullying and how it attributes to suicide, don't have. As I wrote I had joined Toastmasters to speak about this and pushing myself I became involved with some of the best in public speaking. I'm not the type of person who would go and do this sort of thing if I didn't experience it in my life. We talk about love but how many people really know what love is? Even empathy is not very visible now days. I spent years trying to encourage a person, that I was responsible and accountable for bringing into this world, to want to live. That in itself is something others will never go through as society is easily swayed going into war then they are encouraging others to want to live. Relationships don't last long enough to give those we bring into the world a solid foundation and watching who people select to lead them is like watching a horror show. Top politicians bully constantly role modeling their behaviors for the majority to follow.
I don't know where life is leading me let alone if I didn't go through this for a higher purpose. I've been writing and editing for years about this and grew in confidence about the subject. So no sympathy required because there is nothing to feel sorry about. Life happens just the way it's suppose to for each of us to learn from experiences. Then we get to share what we learned from those experiences.
Thank you so much my dear Echo for the invite!...Bullying is a very serious matter that sometimes our kids have no way of handling specially when the perpetrator apply pressure coupled with threat that would result to committing suicide on the victim's side.Parents must have a way of detecting if their kids is undergoing such pressure and know the root cause to avoid worse and more serious scenarios. In school, teachers who are in direct contact with children must be more sensitive as to what each student is undergoing specially when there's a drastic change in the child's attitude and behavior from the usual child that she is. This is not a demand from teachers, but, they, who are considered the second parents of children, must be partners with parents in molding a growing up child specially during their formative years. They (parents-teachers) must compliment and interact with each other in molding a child.With this in view, maybe, just maybe, bullying could be minimized if not totally eradicated. A child or any person for that matter must not be treated indifferently, like maltreating, shouted upon, embarrassed and/or humiliated publicly, etc. and the perpetrators must not go freely unpunished...In school, I believe that moral values should be given equal emphasis with other academic subjects, for what good is an academic achiever if as a person he/she is not morally sound and well mannered...Again ER (EchoRose), thank you and God bless!
Thank you Joy..
Welcome Atw. Very happy to have you with us. Hugs EchoRose
Ken, I am sorry for your loss truely ...Your daughter, my own friend and our families is the very reason we are all here. For support, to educate, and be there for anyone that needs us. Please don't appologize..no need. You post when you can. Love to you and your family, EchoRose
thanks for the welcome!..
Thanks for the 'welcome' Echo. Sorry for not posting anything yet but I've been reading some of the subjects. My daughter committed suicide at age nineteen. she had been bullied at age twelve but that was 1977 and not much was known about bullying then. She had attempted to end her life for years and wrote her version of her life in journals, five to be exact. That was 1984 and my ex-wife (her mother) died from lung cancer twenty years and two days after that. Funny thing it almost seems that could've been another form of suicide to me.
Anyways I had joined Toastmasters to learn public speaking about suicide but that's kind of draining. Then I got these journals plus I put together letters from my daughter plus those from her mother and combine my input where I fit in as I've been attempting writing about this with hopes of sharing some wisdom I've learned about the subject. There is a lot more to it then most humans could possibly understand. As a society we haven't made much progress mentally in learning how to get along with one another and constantly present 'bullying' as a contradiction for minds of people. There also isn't much attention given to forming decent relationships to give children brought into this world solid foundations to deal with bullying. Also how some behaviors bring anger out of others isn't considered.
Again thanks for the 'welcome.'
It's great to see everyone coming together for such an important cause! Thank you so much to those I have invited - your support is much appreciated!
Special thanks really needs to go to my dear friend Echo Rose who had a vision of trying to make a difference for those in need and for doing it here on Care2. Thanks for your time and dedication!
sorry I haven't posted something sooner I finally did tonight thank you for the invite.
It is nice to meet you all
Glad to be here & learn how to help a great cause. Growing up in a big city, I've seen all too often the pain caused by bullies. Thank you for the invite SunKat! I see many friends here, so I feel right at home!
Delighted with the warm welcome to the group and the invitation from Sunkat. I hope that we can all get some ideas to help children and some adults with dissabilities avoid the pain that is caused by a bully.
for joining and a special thank you to my host SunKat for inviting her friends. . This is such an important subject and needs to be addressed. Dalia, I was a pre-k teacher for 8 years in Naples, Florida with 22 children. We could share stories. But yes you sound very busy. But I thank all of you for your support of our children. Love and hugs EchoRose
Hello my Beloved Friends and not Friends yet I want to Thank to my Beloved Friend SunKat for her Kindness and the invite to this Wonderful Group. I like this very much, because being a Pre-School Teacher myself and working with 25 Kids, one of my duties is, not permit any kind of abuse amongst the Children.
This kind of abuse has to be stopped anywhere occur.
You won't see me often here, due to my many duties (I have 2 jobs), and attend University at nights, but you know that: YOU CAN COUNT ON ME ALWAYS!
Have a very Blessed Night and I Love You All.
Much Love, Light, Respect, and Big Hugsss,
Thank you Linda for sharing what happened in your life. I too was bullied in my teens and picked on. It hurts..and it has to stop. Post when ever you can. Love EchoRose
Thank you for inviting me to join this group. Eventho I was never actually bullied during my school years,I was picked on by other kids at times. I will do my best to be an active member of this group.
Thank You for the warm welcome.
Thank you EchoRose for inviting me to this important group. Peace and Love to all.
this is a busy wonderful group, with some great people here! thank you for coming marvin and roger!!
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Thanks goes out to Kitty for the invite. Sorry to hear that you were bullied, and really too bad anyone has to tolerate that. When evil is no more...
thank you, Rose for the inviation ....I'm proud to be a member
Thanks EchoRose for invite this is a very important Issue
Hello everyone else
Bless you for your support Antonio..Hugs EchoRose
Thank you for your invitation, Echo Rose!
So very happy you are all here. Hug you bunches my friends..Love EchoRose
Thanks for the invite, Echo! This is a soapbox topic for me . I'll go and check that links to my favourite anti-bullying sites are up
Hi to everyone
thank you for inviting me.
What a very pretty angel you have posted above.
I will invite others too.
Wishing you a great afternoon,
your welcome, invited all my friends! anything to do with helping children is a very worth while cause! GREAT GROUP!! hugs back!!
Thank you Scarlett for your support. I am so happy you are here. Hugs! EchoRose
hello dear heart!! thank you for the invite! i certainly know what it is like to be bullied! glad to be here!
Thank you, dear Echo, for the invitation.
Bullying is a serious problem around the world and we don't have to put up with it. Nobody has the right to hurt other by hitting them, kicking them or by doing anything else which is intended to be upsetting.