To everyone who took the time to read the Article from last week about my Battle with Bullying and Adversity, thank you and I hope you enjoyed it. Check out some of the other posts on this blog.
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Here are some statistics about the Bullying Epidemic our kids are facing everyday:
October is Bully Preventon Month so I wanted to briefly share my story about a little Asian boy growing up in Morris County NJ
Posted: October 04, 2017
I want to take a few minutes out of your busy day to talk about bullying. We all have stories and I want to share mine with all of you. I was the only Asian kid growing-up in a small town in Morris County - Roxbury Township. I attended Jefferson Elementary School. Myself and another student Will - I can’t believe I remember his name after all these years – an African American were the only two students that were minorities in the entire school. I was constantly harassed and bullied during those days. I was overweight and would bring ethnic foods to school for lunch – rice, kimchi, and dried seaweed. Yes, imagine an overweight Asian kid that ate dried seaweed and smelled like kimchi walking to and from school each day was a recipe for bullying. A lot of those that have been bullied display signs of depression, anxiety, and sadness. They are angry, have nightmares and fewer friends, and have poor eating habits. As time goes on there is a drop-in grades, low self-esteem, and feelings of being helpless, and many turn to drugs and alcohol. In extreme cases there are suicidal ideation thoughts. During my time being bullied I learned to adapt and overcome.
MY FAMILY AND TAE KWON DO HAD BEEN MY SAVING GRACE!