Bullying is necessary.Dont raise weak children

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Dont worry be happy

Waynesboro, VA

#1 Dec 2, 2013
Just like I said. Dont encourage kids to be jerks. Im not saying that, but dont you guys think this sh#t is getting out of hand. Gotta raise your kids to live in the real world and lets face it lifes not always a bed of roses. Life skills and experience needs to be gained even as a child.
I hope

Chicago, IL

#2 Dec 3, 2013
So why don't we just let them take guns to school and shoot it out. Kill each other.

Kids need to be taught what to fight over. A teen romance or jealousy over what others have shouldn't cause bullying but it does. Hobbies shouldn't make a kid bullied.

Step up and be a parent instead of a red neck. Apparently you don't care.

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Craigsville , WV

#3 Dec 3, 2013
I agree ... In a sense ... In my day the playground could get pretty damn rough, but kids grew up being willing & able to stand on their own two feet!

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#4 Dec 3, 2013
Bullying can get out of hand quickly ... so I wouldn't encourage it.

However, I do agree that kids these days are not taught much independence. Parents may mean well; but insulating children too much or making all their decisions for them or praising everything they do fails to prepare them for the realities of being an adult.

That's why so many seem content to stay at home living with their parents ... they never develop their wings or the courage to use them.

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#5 Dec 3, 2013
Bug Ridge wrote:
I agree ... In a sense ... In my day the playground could get pretty damn rough, but kids grew up being willing & able to stand on their own two feet!
A Christmas miracle..We actually agree?:)

Generally, you don't have to fight several bullies in school, just ONE..The others will get the message and leave you alone.

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#6 Dec 3, 2013
Natalie_ wrote:
Bullying can get out of hand quickly ... so I wouldn't encourage it.
However, I do agree that kids these days are not taught much independence. Parents may mean well; but insulating children too much or making all their decisions for them or praising everything they do fails to prepare them for the realities of being an adult.
That's why so many seem content to stay at home living with their parents ... they never develop their wings or the courage to use them.
AMEN

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Craigsville , WV

#7 Dec 3, 2013
Natalie_ wrote:
Bullying can get out of hand quickly ... so I wouldn't encourage it.

However, I do agree that kids these days are not taught much independence. Parents may mean well; but insulating children too much or making all their decisions for them or praising everything they do fails to prepare them for the realities of being an adult.

That's why so many seem content to stay at home living with their parents ... they never develop their wings or the courage to use them.
" Helicopter Parents "
Wooly Bully

Beckley, WV

#8 Dec 3, 2013
A bully usually has a following and a bully will enlist the help and assistance of that following. A bully is a coward that never fights fair and will get his helpers to do his or her dirty work for them. There is a huge difference in being a stinkin bully and standing up for what is right. Majority of the time a bully is motivated by simple jealousy. A bully will make up a reason for all the hate, even fabricate a reason, but the true underlying reason is jealousy. Unfortunately, it seems a bully will quickly become a leader to those weak ones. I have seen senior citizens who have been nothing but drunks and bullies all their lives, and it seems their children grow to be just like them. I teach my kids to stand up for what is right but to never, ever fight a bully just because that bully is jealous. A bully never fights fair, and will only pick on those who see through them. In most battery cases, the bully always has some childish, pissy ass reason for attacking her victim, but the real reason is jealousy and envy. You will never get a bully to admit it though. They always make up a pack of lies to cover. A bully never wants anyone to know just how jealous they actually are. Never teach an innocent child to play into the hands of a stinkin bully. Teach them to recognize a bully and how to handle the situation, but never, ever teach them to fight with a bully. The bully only gets what she wants in that case. Teach the child that a bully is not even worth fighting with.
Wooly Bully

Beckley, WV

#9 Dec 3, 2013
If the bully persists and won't stop, then teach the kid how to sneak up behind her and lay the stupid bi##h out. Enough is enough.
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#11 Dec 3, 2013
Wooly Bully wrote:
If the bully persists and won't stop, then teach the kid how to sneak up behind her and lay the stupid bi##h out. Enough is enough.
LOL.. crude but effective:)
Luke

Christiansburg, VA

#12 Dec 3, 2013
Are you kidding me?

In order to prepare kids for the harsh reality of people being jerks we should allow children to be jerks? Here's an idea - how about we stop people from being jerks and punish the people who are in the wrong instead of expect the victims to just get a thicker skin?

Imagine if we applied that sort of logic to bullies that exist outside of the schoolyard. Someone stole your car? "Well that happens! People can be mean, but at least now you've learned that people are terrible!" Someone punched you in the back of the head? "Well! It's really unfortunate but that's the way the world works!" Someone harasses you day in and day out at work? "Sorry, but that's just something you have to learn to deal with - stop being so weak!"
Rough

Elkview, WV

#13 Dec 4, 2013
Dont worry be happy wrote:
Just like I said. Dont encourage kids to be jerks. Im not saying that, but dont you guys think this sh#t is getting out of hand. Gotta raise your kids to live in the real world and lets face it lifes not always a bed of roses. Life skills and experience needs to be gained even as a child.
You seem to be under the impression that bullying is all that goes on in a child's life. Kids today may not just be bullied at school...it could be going on at home. Children go to school for an education not to be picked on. So if a child has parents who are abusive, on drugs, or just plain lousy parents they should learn how to deal with being bullied also?? Kids have a lot more on their plates than what we did as kids.

Life is rough but I don't think when most children grow up and get a job that they have to deal with much bullying because most adults mature when they get older. Probably something that didn't happen for you.

I'm assuming that your a redneck guy who thinks he's a hardas* and has a child who is a bully? Instead of blaming other children who you might think are wimps. Be a man and raise your child right. Otherwise he'll have no moral compass like his father.

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#14 Dec 4, 2013
From a psychological standpoint, children who display bullying behaviors most often come from abusive, neglecting homes. We as parents must work to stop the cycle of violence and when children report they are being harassed or bullied, it should be reported to school officials and if necessary Child Protective Services. Children learn to be violent, either at home or in surrounding environments. Teaching your child that it's ok to hit or beat someone up instead of using their heads is poor parenting and teaches them that "might is right". It's a good way to produce future inmates.
Teach your children to be kind, smart, and to appreciate good manners. They'll grow up to be responsible adults then. No one thinks it's Classy or Cool to be in fights. It's embarrassing.
Dont worry be happy

Roanoke, VA

#15 Dec 4, 2013
VYikes you guys. All Im saying is people shouldnt be calling the cops on children at school who get in a scuffle because that happens now. There was an episode of the Andy Griffith show where Opie was bullied. Andy backed off and let Opie handle it. Helicopter parents do more harm than good. Some people jump to conclusions rather quickly on here. Im not a redneck. nor encourage children to fight. nor think Im a bad ass. Chuck Norris is a badass.When it comes down to it in those situations people will do the best they can. no more no less. Let kids be kids. btw I have kids and theyre sweethearts. Nicest kids ever
Cop Bullies

Beckley, WV

#16 Dec 4, 2013
Luke wrote:
Are you kidding me?
In order to prepare kids for the harsh reality of people being jerks we should allow children to be jerks? Here's an idea - how about we stop people from being jerks and punish the people who are in the wrong instead of expect the victims to just get a thicker skin?
Imagine if we applied that sort of logic to bullies that exist outside of the schoolyard. Someone stole your car? "Well that happens! People can be mean, but at least now you've learned that people are terrible!" Someone punched you in the back of the head? "Well! It's really unfortunate but that's the way the world works!" Someone harasses you day in and day out at work? "Sorry, but that's just something you have to learn to deal with - stop being so weak!"
Hell, in Raleigh County that is the attitude of some of the cops. "oh, well, Mr. Smith attacked you from behind, oh well, you took an ass whippin so get over it. Fifty Dollar fine and that is the end of it." Lots of Raleigh County cops are bullies so they support other bullies. You spelled out the attitude of a lot of cops in Raleigh County when it comes to adult bullies. The bigger the bully the better they get along with some of the cops.

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