I grew up terrorized by classmates. I don't want that to happen to the boys. Kids pick on other kids for anything as stupid as having red hair, much less children with anxiety and autism, and who's behavior isn't quite the same as peers. I have been vigilant in addressing anything I think is bullying.
The last few days, I've been getting snippets from Jamie. He's afraid of looking stupid. He's afraid people will make fun of him.
It's driving me crazy. He's 8. He should be enjoying dressing up like a cow for Chick-Fil-A Day. Not worrying if people will think he looks stupid.
I hate that the world has turned my beautiful, innocent babies and are slowly turning them into cuss-word-hearing, self-doubting children.