I know that if I homeschool my kids, this monster will not be non-existent. But, speaking from my own personal experience, I was far better equipped to deal with bullying, but also, I didn’t have to deal with a lot of it.
Bullying these days is a rampant evil that runs amuck through our school systems and in our children’s lives. It is something that we should not be turning a blind eye to. Most things that go on under the guise of “bullying” could technically be classified as harassment and even abuse. Children are feeling pressured into not telling their parents or anyone else in authority for multiple reasons, whether it be because they feel endangered by doing so, or if they are just plain too embarrassed to tell.
I could get on my soapbox about this all day long, but the purpose of this post is to make a point that I could eliminate most of that heartache and struggle from my child’s life, merely by not putting them in a public school environment. I don’t want them to have to go through that. No mother would. And not only do I not want them to, but I also feel that by teaching them from a young age what’s okay and what is not, that even if they did run across these issues in their lives, they would be better equipped in how to handle such situations than most children today.
There are so many pressures and situations where bullying could be prevalent in a public school environment, that I feel much safer teaching my kids myself.
This post does spark something in me. I want to do more research on this topic and how we can affect change in our culture.
What are your thoughts about bullying? Should I do another post on it?
By God’s Grace,