« on: May 18, 2017, 04:53:54 pm »Message ID: 1142937
I think I fell into both categories. I was a tomboy during grades 5-7, and I was picked on a lot for that. It hurt, but my parents taught me to value myself, and not to listen to what others said. At the same time, if my friends were picking on other kids, I would join in just because I didn't want to be left out. And of course, if my parents found out I was picking on other kids, I would have probably got a lecture about that as well. But honestly, I am going to teach my children to respect others, and if they are ever picked on, to be strong about it and remember that they mean something to their family and friends, so those bullies' opinions mean nothing.