i'm not so sure! was studying, but then the little guy woke up. will study more tonight. maybe the sitter will let me drop the kids off early tomorrow.
Sending smart vibes your way - have a great test today!
You know what I got off that paper you took a picture of? Fuck it. Yep, that was it
I kinda lost the thread about H, but since it seems like he is going to be a fact of life, I think you should give him a book and whenever possible make it clear what the right answer is and praise him for making it. Sometimes all that's needed is the option to HAVE a right answer. However, most of your focus should be on protecting your kids and teaching them to deal with the situation.
Who was it that mentioned as an adult they just avoid bullies? You've never had a family member or coworker or client try to bully you? Those people tend to be hard to avoid. It is EASIER to avoid bullies as an adult, but not always possible.
I haven't had to deal with a lot of bullies as an adult, but i've had to deal with a few. i've had the ability to just leave the situation, though of course that came with its own costs. however, i've been a stay at home mom most of my life, so other than my husband and family who live in town, most other human interactions are optional.
as a kid, i probably encountered bullies but again i was pretty lucky. I had plenty of friends, so never really felt that ostracized. well, there was a time in middle school when my two best friends ostracized me; it took me a little while to see that was a dead end and to make new friends. other than that, I can look back and see that i was teased by a few people over an extended period but at the time it wasn't bad enough that i really took notice. i'm sure if i was targeted by multiple people, or if it was physical bullying, it wouldn't have rolled off like it did. i also had a decent self-esteem and a mom who teased us as kids (so my knee-jerk reaction was to say "yeah whatever" instead of becoming offended or hurt).
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