Bullied Children are Falling Through the Cracks Because the Word “Bullying” is Overused?

Bullied Children are Falling Through the Cracks Because the Word “Bullying” is Overused?

As an author and speaker about bullying, that was my question as I was lying in bed this morning. I cannot emphasize enough the fact that we must get away from the name calling, the drama, the finger pointing, and settle on a common sense approach. Leaving behind the unhealthy:  “cover my behind approach” and the blame throwing, whether this from the family of a bullied child, the family of the child that is doing the bullying, or the teachers and schools.  Our Goal should be a Healthy Childhood for ALL Children. How do we accomplish that when there is such diversity and anger? Going through my Facebook the other day someone had “tagged” me in on a video a father of a 14 year old girl, who was pushed to the “breaking point” by the constant torment of the father of two 14 year old twin girls who had harassed his daughter. To make a long story short, this father laid his “case” out on social media, and the anger started to flow from people watching this video. In watching the video, I – myself got quite disturbed, and saddened, by the horrible content and choice of language used by the twin’s father against this loving and kindhearted dad. If this was not my field of expertise I probably would have left the video and just felt another horrible, mean spirited “bullying situation” had taken place. However, I was not satisfied, there had to be more to the story so I did some research. The conclusion to the whole story was that the twins and their mother had to move...