By Charlotte Hilton Andersen, REDBOOK
Bullies have been big news lately, and rightly so. From the verdict against Tyler Clementi's roommate to the new documentary Bully, it seems like what has long been kept in the dark is finally being aired out. That said, as someone who has been bullied and as a mom of a child who has been bullied (is this genetic too? My poor kids), it's hard to watch. I have friends going to see the documentary this weekend, and even though I've been invited, I don't think I'll attend. It's still too painful. Without going into all the awful details - kids used to hawk loogies into my hair and empty their lunch trays in my bag - suffice it to say the shame, pain, and grief from being bullied have stuck with me well into adulthood.
Related: 4 Foods to Eat for a Healthy SmileThankfully it's not something I've had to think about much since graduating high school. That is, until my own kids have started approaching the age at which I was tormented. When Read More »from The Cure for Bullying