Member Rara Avis
I've been watching this thread and I wanted to give all involved here in this discussion (especially Gracianna) a big (((HUG))) because I think this went very well, and its wonderful to see that a place like this could have an effect on a situation such as the one asked about here.
School was scary enough for me when I was younger and with the world changing since then like it has, I could imagine that it is even more dangerous these days.
The very first time I stood up for myself in the face of a bully was a totally refreshing experience that left me smiling and confident all day. Little did I know I had a longer battle to face, but still that was my jumping off point. This isn't the way it should be done, but I actually started to hit back at one point because telling wasn't helping all that much. Another way I dealt with it was when anyone confronted and threatened me, I just got really loud with them. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes they left me alone because by being loud I had drawn attention to them and they got sort of uncomfortable with an audience and the possiblity that an authority figure was in that audience somewhere.
Anyway, the situation was never perfect, but I managed to stand up for myself more and more as time went by.
LOL! Okay..rambling me. Like I said..I just wanted to let everyone know I think you all did a wonderful job in this thread. It makes me smile and I had been concerned.
For all who watch.Dare you say hello? Come in and ask the questions that are on your mind, but spare me your judgement until you truly sipped of me.