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Okay when you are at school all normal and then these random people come and just start taking shit. What should someone do.

aannaaa.l asked this
November 3, 2014 at 6:36 PM

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Hi there,

There are some really great suggestions on this website: http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/what-you-can-do/

Hope this helps!

sprouty answered
November 5, 2014 at 12:12 PM

As a "not normal" kid, I encountered a lot of teasing throughout school, so I kinda know what you're dealing with. In fact, honestly? You'd think with age comes increased maturity, but no matter how old you are, there will be people in your peer group who are just judgmental jerks. Do your best not to take what they say to heart.

Do me a favor - think of the truly coolest people you can think of, and then think about what makes them cool. It's not the normal, average, or ordinary things, is it? It's the things about them that are different, unique, and yes, even weird. Normal is BORING!

When people would come up to me and say rude things, I'd look at them like the morons they were and say "So?" My thinking - you don't like this thing about me? It bothers you so much you decided to tell me? Look elsewhere. Stop wasting time and energy obsessing over me. It's kind of pathetic. There's this great quote I love that says "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those your matter don't mind." If they're the cruel, shallow, stupid, and judgmental sort of person that picks on people, they're not the sort I want to be in with. If they DID approve of me, I'd worry!

Don't let other people determine your value. What is it about you that you like best? What are you most proud of? Continue to work on those things. It will build your confidence and make it easier to brush of the stupid things said by unenlightened people. Of course, I know it's easier said than done to not let words hurt. In the mean time, when you're feeling too down to get working on honing the things you take pride in, treat yourself the way you'd treat someone you care about if they were dealing with the same thing. Try to be more angry that these people are rude instead of sad about what they said. Love and pamper yourself until you feel better, and know that feelings are only temporary.

These are just some of the things I've found that have helped me. Hope they help you too! <3

Erin Froehlich answered
November 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

In school the clique make others invisible.

stefania answered
May 26, 2015 at 11:54 AM

We love homeschooling! I realize not everyone wants to or has the ability to do it but I'm thankful that we can

Tracy answered
June 7, 2016 at 3:55 PM
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