Bullying Is Not For Children, Teens, or Adults
After raising 4 children of my own (twins in between) there were some serious problems with grade school relationships. Without reliving the trauma of it all (and there certainly was for the whole family) society as a whole needs to get motivated to relieve this amoral infection known as bullying.
I know how to help heal the brokenhearted (as I have been healed myself of PTSD through inspired rhyme from the Divine) what is difficult is stopping it from happening before it manifests itself into abuse and bullying of all ages. You could say that this problem occurs so often unnoticed and can turn into Mental Health Disorders like Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Chemical/Alcohol dependency. Besides the emotional cost the financial cost to attempt to moderate, not cure is astronomical for government and private funding.
I always felt angry that my children were taken away at school age and put into a strange community where they could be harmed outside of my protection with only an over-worked teacher to turn to. I will pray about a future proposal letter to heads of the school system, decision makers to take my work (of healing the emotions, not reliving the trauma) seriously and do more than give a child a repeated, "time out" when there are bigger problems to solve inside him or her. It's the only way to stop what's going on in this crazy world of "do what you want to whoever you want whenever you want" go to jail, come out and do it again!
What happens when a child feels that there is no one who they can turn to when they are pushed, beaten, and stolen from? They start out by keeping it hidden inside and try not to acknowledge the feelings of self-loathing, helplessness, and sometimes even suicide. The bigger picture to this small sore that festers is massacres in our school systems that broaden to our colleges, and even transmute to terrorism on a macrocosm horrific scale. When you witness a child being bullied please do not just say, "Kids will be kids". It may happen to one of yours and then he or she may just become one of those casualties!
by Risa Ruse