Kids are getting meaner
Okay so my sister is in the 5th grade and she is a tush overweight. When I was in Elementary school I was even larger than her, and i had to shop in the women’s department when I entered 7th grade. My sister is super sweet and she is very smart, but all the kids make fun of her at school. She comes home crying all the time. She says she doesn’t want to live because she gets called names and even physically harmed. These aren’t just you average “plump” names (that if u would have said 5 years ago u would have been killed by your parents). Phrases like “fat ass” and “reject” are being used all the time and she believes it. We constantly enforce her to try and love herself but she is taking in so much abuse. All her friends are skinny so they don’t understand why she would be sad and say stuff like “God be quite god you are such a baby”.
Her AND my parents have talked to administrators, teachers, councilors, PARENTS OF BULLYS and NO action is done to the kids except a slap on the wrist and a “don’t say that again”. This is UNEXCEPTABLE. For a CHILD of 11 to think she is WORTHLESS and even wants to die is shameful. She has even self harmed by pinching and scratching deep into her skin in disgust. She eats fruits and vegetables and protein and even stays active but nothing really changes body wise. She is going to middle school next year and she isn’t scared for classes, she is scared for PE, and running in front of other kids in fear of being made fun of. For kids to treat her like this USLESS TRASH is not only immorally wrong but insulting and to be blamed on not only society but PARENTING. For people to think this is “okay” “not a big deal” or “funny”, you know what If I ever loose my sister because of you then let it be on your conscious. Please treat your children, friends and family with respect. Even if you don’t necessarily like them, you still need to treat them kindly, with respect and with openness and expectance. Nobody should ever be ashamed of themselves for being themselves. Be kind to one another.