As a mom I’ve never been ready for my children to be bullied.
I know first hand that it is part of life. It spurs on perseverance and of course makes great stories for later in life. We all have those don’t we? If you are lacking let me know and I will share some of mine with you.
I know I had a lion share of experiences from 6th grade on. I was an easy target. I was good. Squeaky clean to be exact. But now raising a pretty good and squeaky clean kid it is hard to watch from the parenting bleachers when he is confused, hurt and manipulated.
The observer in my parenting role is hurting. I want to just jump in and counsel and help him. The fixer in me wants to jump in and meet up on the playground with this other boy. “Hell has no fury than a mom of bullied child”… isn’t that the way that saying goes… 🙂
But as I said yesterday, I pray. So as the stories continue to unfold I feel drawn to prayer. Drawn to needing guidance for the right words and timing.
The situation isn’t life threatening. It is “light” threatening. My son shines with sweetness, chattiness and innocence. But hs has been manipulated for over a month and feels like he can’t change the recess pattern. It is heart breaking to watch him get all red and blotchy and hold back tears I know that are about to burst out of him. Truly heartbreaking.
I am going to continue to lift him, his day and his bully in prayer. And I am going to continue giving him ideas on how to break the pattern of the demands. No 25 minute recess needs this harassment.
Anyone else dealing with bullies right now???? I know I can’t be alone in this struggle.