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What if it was your kid?

Last week I saw a story about a father whose middle school child w/ a disability was being bullied at school & on the bus. So he accompanied her on the bus so she could point out the bullies, which he told (yes, w/ profanity) that they better leave his child alone. He also told the bus driver (yes w/ profanity) that a better job needs to be done to protect his child. Now he's in trouble- but as a parent I was cheering him on! What would you have done?


Asked by mrsmom110 at 12:52 PM on Sep. 23, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (13)
  • While it might not be the best way to go about that, if one of my kids had a disability and was going through something like that, I don't think I could restrain myself.

    Answer by SabrinaBean at 1:00 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • It's hard to say what you would do when protecting your child. I wonder if he went thru proper channels first and gave the driver a chance to fix the problem. I do think more needs to be done to stop bullying but I'm not sure this was the solution. I can see why he would do this and deep down I applaud him but I dont want parents to be on the bus disciplining eachothers children or cussing them out all the time. what he did was wrong.

    Answer by ria7 at 12:55 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Nothing pisses me off more than an adult NOT helping a child in a situation like that! ESPECIALLY a school bus driver or teacher, coach ETC!!!

    Answer by tiger_tatted1 at 1:00 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I would have done it too. If I got in trouble than so be it but I wouldn't just let it be.

    Answer by justduckie_mom at 12:58 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I don't know if i would have done what he did, but I would have spent a lot of time getting something done about it

    Answer by singlemomof2nok at 12:58 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • my children will never ride the bus, my brother was bullied on the bus when we were kids and i refuse to let my children ride a bus, that is the main reason, but there are others too

    i'm not sure what i would've done if that were my child but i'm pretty sure it would've been ugly

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 12:56 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I'm not saying I would have done the same. As a parent, you want to protect your child. Of course you get pissed. I have NO problem with the guy confronting those kids. Maybe profanity could have been left out. Where is the anti-bully rule? Is it being enforced? I don't think this guy should be in trouble. His poor DD.

    Answer by Iluvmy5 at 12:57 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • same thing! Good job dad

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 1:32 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I would have done it. My son will never ride the bus.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 1:17 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I'm with you I think I may actually have done the same thing if it was happening to my children. but i was watching the news about this before and they sid they werent going to press charges, did something change?

    Answer by Finkette at 2:05 PM on Sep. 23, 2010