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        03-29-2013, 07:34 PM
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    I am reminded of a line said by Goldie Hawn in "Wildcats"...
         
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        03-29-2013, 07:37 PM
      #42
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    ^There's several choices in that one face. Owe someone a watch?
         
        03-29-2013, 08:27 PM
      #43
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    Originally Posted by SlideStop    
    What if you kid came home bawling because they constantly pick her last. The other kids grown when she put/assigned to their team. Then the call him/her names like "slow sally" or "heifer" in stead of Heather...
    I'd say:
    "****! That happened to me too! When choosing sides for football, I once was picked last. Wouldn't have been so bad, but one guy picked ahead of me had his arm in a cast! THAT got the kids laughing! That was about the time I took up running...a sport where I could always compete against the clock, even if no one else was in sight."
    Been a jogger from then until Mia dumped me and hurt my back 4 years ago. But taking it up again, I made it 8 minutes non-stop today. 5 years ago, I could do 1.5 miles in 9 minutes, or 5 miles in 40, so I've a long way to go...but sometimes it takes a painful experience to push you into something you will truly love.

    Sometimes, when life sucks, it means you don't belong there. Go elsewhere and be happy.
         
        03-29-2013, 08:34 PM
      #44
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    I'd rather have a bunch of soft dodgeballs hurled at me than a softball.

    Guys, we've conceded that bullying will never be eliminated. I've been bullied in PE, like, a lot. Picked last every time. Been the center of the dodgeball attacks. But you're going to get targeted a lot faster in a contact spot like basketball or football. Had one kid freshman year in basketball, while we were practicing she would always target me and NOT leave me alone, and when the coach wasn't looking she'd push me over.

    And, to be honest, when asked what game we wanna play in class...I've never not had the majority of us yell "Dodgeball!!"
         
        03-29-2013, 08:42 PM
      #45
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    It doesn't matter what activity you're involved in, be it dodgeball or ballroom dancing.....In school the bullies will seek you out in whatever activity you're doing and bully you. And if they have a real big vendetta against you they will seek you out after school......I've been there! I was called all the names, I was cornered etc etc etc....anonymous phone calls to my house, bullies walking slowly past my house everyday. It was merciless. I was terrified to go to school......and one day I snapped and I ended the bullying by speaking to them in their own language - a knuckle sandwich with a side of scalp hair.

    Bullies like to intimidate......you just need to intimidate them more.

    Parents cannot protect their children to the point of socially crippling them - its counter productive.
         
        03-29-2013, 09:14 PM
      #46
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    Hmmm and if you think it's only the small and weak who are picked on, watch this!
    This kid finally snapped......and I don't blame him!



         
        03-29-2013, 09:44 PM
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    While attending a club family dinner and dance the kids get bored while the adults stand around talking. One young lad was having a particularly bad time and I could see where this might go so I showed him how to make a paper airplane. He was delighted and of course had to fly it. It would fly about 2 ft then nose dive to the floor. A schoolteacher took the plane away from him. "Don't you know you could poke someone's eye out with this?" She was notorious for ruining any fun kids were having.
         
        03-29-2013, 09:45 PM
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    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    While attending a club family dinner and dance the kids get bored while the adults stand around talking. One young lad was having a particularly bad time and I could see where this might go so I showed him how to make a paper airplane. He was delighted and of course had to fly it. It would fly about 2 ft then nose dive to the floor. A schoolteacher took the plane away from him. "Don't you know you could poke someone's eye out with this?" She was notorious for ruining any fun kids were having.
         

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