As parents, we want to make sure your children never experience any distress. But we’ve got to raise humans that have some tolerance for discomfort and distress. We can’t rescue them from that. We’ve got to teach them how to handle it and deal with it.
child mental health
“Bullies are cruel and possibly irretrievable, but their anger and bullying behavior is often a displacement of their own lack of self-esteem and self-confidence. Mostly they are lost souls who do not know how to feel comfortable in the world. Their experience has been of failure, rejection, and lack of ability to function well.” – Cleary& Sullivan, 2004.