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    Sadly, my school was very problematic when it came to bullying. So because of my skin, I got bullied and we decided to homeschool because it go so bad. Thank you for asking!


    -Ashlyn
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    Ashlyn,
    Good for you. I'm glad you got out of that situation. I was bullied during your age too, when I was 12 and 13. Every single day I went to school. The kids made fun of me because I was shy and was different from them. I was also put into a math class with older kids who bullied me in front of the teacher, who never did anything because I think she was a little afraid of them too.

    Just take heart and keep plugging along. You will find your friends and things will get better. It will take time. The tweens are just a difficult age to get through. At least you made the right decision to not take that kind of abuse.
    Homeschooling an only, DS10

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    Let the more loving one be me.

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    Thanks for understanding ma'am! The same thing happened to me but at least once the teacher told them to stop and they did for a bit but only in that class. After that she never said anything once they started back up.

    -Ashlyn

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    I am sorry you got bullied Ashlyn. I also had a horrible time at school around that age because I wore glasses and was into math and science.

    I wondered about your eczema as you had said you could not make friends because of it. My daughter (age 10) has abnormally dry skin (it is like having full body dandruff most days). It is not eczema and it has never been diagnosed officially as anything but I think its something called ichthyosis vulgaris. Thankfully she has not experienced bullying about it yet but I understand how you must feel. And I got the feeling from what you wrote in your first post that you have really internalized what these other kids have said to you, that you are your eczema and it in someway makes you defective. And I just really want you know that you are not, and I hope you can have this space away from that to really build up your self confidence and self love so that you don't think of yourself as "the girl with eczema" but as Ashlyn and all the cool things that make you unique. And to just really see yourself as someone who can go out and make friends and the eczema does not define you or hold you back.
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    Thanks so much, I really appreciate this! Luckily over this year i've grown a lot from bullying! Besides from making friends in my area and finding activites to do, the other reason for making this thread was to help other kids with bullying issues. Me and my nana have been thinking about me becoming a child advocate and making a group to help others. Again, I really appreciate your kindness, Thank you!

    -Ashlyn

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    Hi Ashlyn! I have a daughter your age (about to turn 13) who decided to homeschool this year largely because of bullying in our local schools. We joined a local group and she's been lucky enough to finally make REAL friends. She also does cheer leading w/Pop Warner (even though she's SO not a cheerleader type hahaha) and has good friends there too. I'm so sorry you've had to go through this, but glad to hear you plan to use your experiences to help others! Great idea! We live in Palm Coast (between Daytona & St Augustine) so if you're ever up this way send us a message! If you'd be interested in an online friend I'd be happy to pass along something to my daughter.

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