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Monday Teeny Poll | Teeny Manolo

Monday Teeny Poll

I had candy on the brain last week, and so asked for your favorite. It was not too surprising that two chocolate choices tied for first, one being chocolate-only, the other being something chocolate, with nuts, and chewy. That last bunch is hard to please. I know this because I belong to it. Black licorice made a surprisingly strong showing with six percent of the vote, and chocolate and nuts garnered eighteen percent. Sorry, I’m having a hard time focusing with all this talk of chocolate.

Today I want to ask about something that’s been on my mind lately, and that is school bullying. It can be any kind, as I feel verbal abuse is just as bad as physical abuse. My son has been a victim of bullying twice, once in pre-K and once in first grade. The pre-K bullying was from his classmates, and the first grade bully experience was from a third grader. Each time, the supposed “playground monitors” didn’t do jack to help him. Nor did his pre-K teacher, who chalked it up to boys being boys. Uh huh.

One Response to “Monday Teeny Poll”

  1. gemdiva November 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    I am not so sure that the length of time you were bullied is as important as when in your life it occurs, how abandoned you feel by those that you count on to help you (i.e. playground monitors, teachers, etc.) the intensity of the bullying and the willingness of your peers to stand idle or join in as the case may be. I was bullied in elementary school for 6 years and I know it made my life miserable and affected me right through Jr. High & High School and still affects my feelings of self esteem today. Of course today I’m a “kick ass” broad that nobody messes with, but the long term effects on both the subjects of bullying and on those that bully should not be taken lightly.