Today I have three of my favorite guests joining me! My daughters Julienne in Provo,Utah, Maggie in Logan, Utah, and here in the studio with me, we have Emma.
So, let’s get to it.
For some reason, probably because of my experiences, I have always thought that bullying was something I had to worry about my boys but not my girls. Obviously, I was wrong about that.
So some statistics I found were that 1 out of every 5 kids have reported being bullied. Slightly higher percentage are boys.
Was there bullying in your elementary school?
I remember back in elementary in my class there was a girl who was mixed race and she was made fun of.
I was bullied quite a bit in elementary. I remember being chased on the playground with kids who had jump ropes and they’d whip me.
I was punched & tripped
I remember I didn’t want ot wear my winter cap because it had a ball on top and kids would take it from me at recess.
In 5th grade, I got a new fake leather jacket. A kid came up to me and told me not to wear it and that I wasn’t as cool as him and his leather jacket.
I remember a group of kids would sometimes chase me home either walking riding my bike.
I remember my bike was made fun of because it wasn’t a cool brand.
I got in a fight one morning before school and a friend of mine Brett got in between me and this kid and punched him. He left me alone after that.
Teachers were either unaware or just apathetic.
I feel like teachers are better now? I don’t think they ever came outside.
Was there bullying at middle school?
In Junior High, I had a kite taken away.
I made friends with a kid who was a lot bigger than me. I remember my friend Brad got in between me and someone at jr high.
I remember kids making fun of my clothes and fake “Vans” shoes because we couldn’t afford the brand names.
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