Katie Goldman
Bullying Survivor
Female | Chicago, IL   United States
First-Grade Girl Bullied Over Star Wars Thermos
Bullying Type: Emotional
Posted By: WorldyWoven
9/11/13 12:07 AM
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A Chicago mom's daughter was bullied over, of all things, a Star Wars thermos she took to school for lunch. She was called names and taunted because her classmates thought the movie-themed drink container was just for boys.

Her mom, Carrie Goldman, posted the bullying story on her blog and the showing of support from around the world was overwhelming. The sad experience prompted Goldman to write a book, "Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About the Cycle of Fear." The book is a National Parenting Publications Awards 2013 Gold Medal Winner, and you can find the book on Amazon.com.

Patch covered an event Goldman spoke at last year. Among other things, she recommended that if your child is being bullied you should keep a written record of the incidents – no feelings, no emotions, just hard facts – the date, the time, who was involved and what happened. This keeps everyone more rational and clear thinking if the matter has to be addressed on a higher level.


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