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  • Carmen Kimura

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    I also experienced this problem with my handicapped son in elementary school. H e walked with a limp and was getting serial casting to help straighten his leg. The boys on the bus would trip him all the time. He came home with cuts on his face where he fell against the seats or other students who punched him. I went to the principle but nothing happened until I went to the vice principle. By then it was much easier to drive by son to school than wait for the bus.

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  • Curtis Martin

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    Pastor Shota,
    I commend you for taking action in defense of your son. While in school I was repeatedly a target of bullying. While in the second grade when I was being bullied, a big third grader took up for me. Later, in another school, I was bullied again. When I told my parents, my Dad, a pacifist, told me, “Just ignore them and they will give up and leave you alone.” This advice never worked for me. The bullying escalated and I finally learned that my only defense was to take evasive action. I continued to experience bullying off and on through school and into the corporate world. I kept trying to, “turn the other cheek,” but discovered that bullies never get tired of their game and leave you alone.
    I like the other posts that recommend martial arts training. I enrolled my daughter in Tai Kwon Do for three years to boost her self confidence. She never reported being bullied. I think what helped her was having a solid group of friends throughout her school years.

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  • Steve Bohle

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    My wife and I experienced similar things. With our eldest son
    I enrolled both sons in taekwonodo, wrestling and soccer. I realized .sports are very important for boys to build self esteem. Ultimately it’s the only viable answer untill the world is fully restored. The govt cannot solve this for us..take time for your son, invest in him and he will gain courage and confidence. God speed

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    • Frans Baatenburg

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      I agree with bR. STEVE BOHLE. We must senf our children to Martial Arts schools until University — it is for their own self esteem and/or safety; as parents you cannot do much else, except prayer and working generally serve society to become better

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