Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

I saw a meme the other day that said something along the lines of how Fall is a season that reminds us that there are things we can let go of. Boy, that is so much easier said than done, but I love the symbolism of it.

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© Stevenq77-Dreamstime

In my last post I told you I had a monster post coming up that I wanted to tell you about. It’s a very important message on a subject matter that so many kids and families deal with on a daily basis, regardless of generation.

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and I wrote a testimony about the serious bullying that took place back when I was in middle school. I told it from my perspective of being the bully and it covers all of the serious, long-term damaging effects my actions caused another human being. After many years, I reached out to her to offer an apology that was long overdue and probably way too late.

In the post, I include her actual words back to me. 

I don’t like to ask you to click away to read it, but I wrote it for Disney’s parenting site Babble because I knew they would also love to spread this word and reach as many people as possible.

It is very humbling for me to share it and I know I’ll be in the hot seat taking heat for past actions, but it is such an important message and I will do that. I have advice for both bullies and victims and I wrote it to hopefully inspire understanding on both sides of the painful fence.

If you read it and it resonates with you or someone you know, please share it. I hope to encourage others to take action and initiate apologies that are long overdue, and hopefully shine a light on the seriousness of it to begin with to stop it as it’s happening.

There are a lot of inner children out there walking around inside of adults today that need to hear those words, even many years after we have all grown up and moved on. I think we all have painful memories at the hands of our peers in some form or another.

I hope you can take the time to read it. Here’s the link:

I Was That Mean Girl in Middle School And I Finally Got The Chance to Apologize-20 Years Later

Many of you have been with me since the very beginning when I started this blog. I appreciate you, and as always, thank you for your support.

2 thoughts on “Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

  1. Definitely going to be sharing your post for Babble. So raw, so real, and so much truth. You truly don’t ever know what someone is going through..
    Thank you for having so much courage, and thank you for sharing <3

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