Most (if not all) kids will deal with bullying in one form or another at some point in their lives.
While the degree to which a child is bullied can vary, it’s always heartbreaking as a parent to see the impact it has on your son or daughter. Even worse is the feeling of being powerless to stop the emotional (or even physical) pain that bullying inflicts on your kid.
Bullying is a very serious issue. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it’s linked to many negative outcomes, including an increased likelihood of depression and anxiety, substance abuse, decreased academic achievement, and tragically, even suicide.
Stevie Niki is an Australian mom of four who writes about her family and their adventures. In a recent Instagram post, Stevie powerfully addressed the impact that “relentless bullying” has had on one of her daughters.
Scroll through to read Stevie’s heartbreaking confession and her plea to other parents.
Photos: Instagram / @mytribeofsix