What we teach our children about bullying

National Bullying Prevention Month, recognized during the month of October, is a nationwide campaign that encourages schools, communities, parents, and children to work together to stop bullying and cyber bullying by increasing awareness of the impact of bullying on all children of all ages. (Notice that it does not mention the bullying of adults. Unless, of course, it is referring to those—no matter what age—who are bullied by “children” who are adults in age, but not in behavior.)
Should we really need a national Bullying Prevention Month? Well, apparently we do since if it isn’t stopped among the children who are the bullies, we will end up with the bully children becoming a band of bullying adults. We need go no further to see that this is true than to watch the band of Democrats — who consistently and without any regard for the daily or long-term effects of what they are both saying and doing — bully President Trump.
And sometimes, even sadder to say, the bullying goes on to second-hand kinds of bullying, such as when parents  who  are  against  Trump  say  things  in  the house — maybe  at the  dinner table — which the children
then internalize and take to school and spew onto others. One such incident that we know about involved a boy from Delaware with the last name of Trump whose situation was made public when he was invited to the White House, along with several other guests, for the President’s State of the Union Address earlier this year.
“Joshua Trump started getting bullied two years ago when he was at Claymont Elementary School, his principal said. Joshua is no relation to Donald Trump, but Joshua has been mocked for sharing Trump’s name.”
A message found on Facebook, posted by his mother, read: “…my son used to ride bus 35 and I recently switched him to bus 36…. because he was being punched and bullied all because of his last name…which is Trump. I’d like to ask any parents who have children that ride those buses to please talk to them. I had to sit
down with my son and hear him tell me that he hates himself and that he feels sad all the time. Why is this OK? The school won’t tell you about this but I am asking you to please talk to your children. In an age where our children are depressed and suicidal, don’t let your kid be a bully.”
Yes, bullying can lead to suicide in the very young, and it has. Adults usually can far more easily deal with it and since our president seems to get a large dose of it every day, thank goodness he has made himself more or less bully-proof.
Bullying is never acceptable. Yet when adults do not respond quickly to it, no matter who does it, or to whom, they send the message that it is acceptable. How low do we, as adults, sink when we allow children to make fun of someone because they carry the same name as someone they don’t like?
How would we feel if children on a school bus attacked a little girl because her last name was Pelosi or Clinton? But we don’t hear about anything like that happening. We hear about the consistent bullying of a young boy in Delaware whose last name is TRUMP. And the bullying from the Democrats — just as with the children who bullied that young boy with the last name of Trump — doesn’t stop at direct bullying.
They too spew bully-talk about taking it out on Trump supporters and even converging on the homes of Republican politicians to picket against them, carrying bullying signs and causing all kinds of disruption and disrespect to the politician’s entire family, not caring how it might affect any children who might be in the home or even seeing it on TV. Is that the way we teach children not to be bullies?
Anyone can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it and creating a community-wide bullying-prevention strategy. We know some of the main reasons kids may bully other kids, such as their looks, their clothes, their religion, and their race, but now we  even  have to  include  their  political leanings  (if indeed they have any at their young age), or the political leanings of their parents. Bullies simply don’t care who they attack with their bullying; if they cared, their victims would not feel inclined to take their young lives…and far too many already have.
We  may not have  a  president  that  everyone  likes, but he is a  strong  president  and one  who  has had to withstand the bullying of just about every Democrat on TV, and every Democrat who is still pining away for
the UN-elected Hillary. Yes, he may seem like a bully at times, but that in itself is his response to the “worst bullies” we’ve ever seen: the Democrats of today.
On top of that, while being bullied and demeaned for practically everything he does, he still has to tend to the job for which he was elected. A darn  difficult job!  We say to  all those  bullies  who  pound on him every day, “God bless our president! May he indeed make America great again!”

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