reply to post by woodsmom
We have already experienced bullying with my son who is only five. It happened this year already and the previous year. This is Pre-K. I knew that we
would encounter this at some point, but at four and five years old? That is ridiculous.
He has some delays, that have improved greatly, but, he is still not on par with his peers according to the 'experts'. There is a huge problem with
accepting and tolerating differences among children because of these notions of 'normal' that are perpetuated by the 'cookie cutter' society in
which we live.
All kids are different, they cannot all be expected to follow the same course of development. Isn't variety the spice of life? We should be
celebrating our differences instead of giving them clinical names and making the children feel that they are somehow inadequate, because, their
development doesn't match up to the mold that we are made to believe is 'normal'.
Children are as unique as our fingerprints and this should be celebrated rather than stigmatized. If it were, we might see a lot less bullying than we