Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

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My son is being bullied at high school and I don’t know what to do.

Last day of school and my 12 year old was physically bullied again today, by a group of about 6 boys. Pushed over and ended up face planted on the ground and has a really sore knee.

He also found out today, one of his friends – who’s mother is a teacher at the junior school next to this high school, has pulled her twin children out of the high school and they are starting somewhere else next year…..due to all the bullying.

Wondering whether I should consider doing the same. If a teacher is pulling her children out and I know there have been other parents who have pulled their children out due to bulling…..then I’m considering doing the same.

My son went through this at a junior school (the one next door to this high school). Bullying issues not dealt with appropriately, and my son had visible anxiety issues. Moved him to another school in beginning of grade 4, and he was so much happier immediately and stayed that way. Really thrived, great friends, grades all improved.

Now, he is at the High School (which is our catchment area), where these junior school kids have come from, and the bulling is rife, clearly not being dealt with well and my son is being subjected to bullying – physically, emotionally, verbally.

I don’t know whether this is just your average amount of bullying that goes on these days, and moving him will not lesson that, plus he won’t be with his friends….or whether there would be less bullying elsewhere.

I really don’t know what to do.

The Pope’s message about welcoming and accepting gay people…..as I already knew too.

I was only discussing this briefly, in counselling this week. I have no issues with gay people and quite frankly – I would rather have friends who are gay, respect each other and respect others, and are kind, compassionate people as friends……than a lot of the judgmental, hurtful, abusive, Bible abusing church people I have met.

I am coming to love Pope Francis more and more and I truly pray Christianity listens to his wisdom.