Dear Parents: Talk To Your Kids About Bullying, Before It’s Too Late

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“TAKE a moment and talk to your children.

Today, I picked my 13-year-old daughter up from school, after receiving a call that she was in hysterics. The TEACHERS couldn’t calm her down, and refused to tell me what happened.

The phone call made me panic as any parent would, especially with her peers and how they often mistreat her. Someone from the school told me she needs to LEAVE because she won’t calm down, they asked if she had a support group at home and if she’s in therapy?!

I was thinking this is a little irrelevant, as I’ve told many school staff members about the measures I’ve taken in terms of mental health. As soon as I saw my DAUGHTER, she hugged me, shaking hysterically and said, ‘Why do they hate me mom?’

As we were leaving the school, my daughter began to tell me what happened hysterically with tears dripping from her face. She said, ‘I can’t do this anymore, I can’t take anymore, I hate myself.’ She told me several of her peers were in a group telling her, ‘No one loves her, she doesn’t belong, and to drop dead.’

Screenshot of iPhone text of girl confronting her bully next to picture of her

The principal stopped us on our way out as he saw my daughter crying and trembling. I began to cry, as it’s been very difficult for my daughter, especially the last 2 years. She told the principal what had happened and he said, ‘I’m so sorry, I had no idea this happened.’

He seemed very sincere, and he had no clue about what happened as no staff notified him that my daughter was bullied and broken down into a very scary state. These issues continue to happen weekly. They’re not being addressed properly. My daughter made a video and wrote how she feels. Sharing this is to help spread bullying awareness. I’m terrified as a mother.

My heart breaks for her. My daughter battles depression and anxiety. This certainly doesn’t help her. This is ongoing, and nothing’s happening. The bullies get to stay at school as my daughter cries and goes home.

Then I find out a boy pushed her part of the way down the stairs last month, calling her names. And another girl last week pushed her to the ground. My daughter isn’t your typical kid. She suffers major emotional issues. Because she doesn’t have a father, she hurts, and they say, ‘Who would want to be your dad? I can see why he left you, he probably hates you!’

She’s called ugly, fat, and she’s the furthest thing from either of those. I bought a home several years ago in a small town of 4,300 people, never did I think we’d face these problems.

I hope everyone talks to their children about bullying, and I hope there’s light at the end of all of this. Tonight I will be laying close to my baby because I’M terrified of how she’s feeling. I want to take her pain away, and I’m feeling helpless as a mother.”

Mother Sarah Nicole wrote this heartbreaking account in a Facebook post.

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