Parents Who Encourage Their Children to Bully Other People’s Children

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Back in 2016, I saw a video, in which a young man was bullied by not only an adolescent girl but also her mother.

In the video, the young man is badly beaten by two, maybe three other boys, who were with the girl and her mother when they spotted the young man in a local park. Listening to the audio, it was clear that this mother was actually encouraging the bullies and cheering them on as they were viciously attacking this young man. Later, it was reported that the mother had been arrested.

Sadly, this was not the first video I had seen of bullying involving a parent. I have watched many videos in the past ten years…violent videos, in which the parent of the attacker actually encouraged and egged on the altercation.

I have seen on the news, reports of parents arrested for attacking children on school buses, in city parks, and schoolyards for a perceived slight against their child.

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Also, children and teens are also being cyber-bullied by not only their classroom bullies but the bullies’ parents as well. Just google the Megan Meier case and you will see how this precious child committed suicide because she was being harassed online by not only her teenage bullies but by the mother of one of her bullies.

This type of behavior is horrible enough coming from young people but coming from parents, who should know better, it’s downright disgusting!

It totally amazes me how totally immature a good portion of today’s parents really are! I have personally seen parents act as if they are still in high school and it’s embarrassing, to say the least. And what embarrasses me the most is that the parents are of my generation!

These parents are no better than the bullies they are raising! They try to be their son’s/daughter’s BFF instead of being their parent and teaching good morals and values. Hence one of the reasons I believe bullying is so prevalent today.

Often, parents condone, even encourage their child to bully other people’s children because they have a deep-seated belief that being a bully is what it takes to move up the social hierarchy and be successful in life. They believe that keeping others down is key to being on top.

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These parents believe that being popular and the toughest kid on the block is what life is all about. Also, I’ve seen parents who have wanted to fight the parents of the child who their child is bullying for nothing more than speaking out. Worse even, I’ve seen cases where the bully’s parents wanted to physically fight the young victim for daring to stand up to their bully child!

Again, the crying shame of it all is that these parents are mostly people in my age group…forties to fifties, Generation X! Old enough to have looong known right from wrong! And I wonder if, perhaps, their parents before them were just as bad and the bullying behaviors just moved from generation to generation.

Is it any wonder that bullying is so widespread???

One thing I cannot fathom is how an adult can insert themselves into kiddie confrontations, bashing the other child by calling them degrading names like they themselves are still in middle school. How do they resort to saw despicable acts and continue to keep a straight face?

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How can people such as these bare to look in the mirror at themselves every day without turning ten shades of red? I just don’t get it. What is wrong with some of the parents of my generation?

Parents of this low caliber do not care about any other children than their own, having no empathy whatsoever. In my opinion, people of this kind shouldn’t have children.

It’s sad that good, wholesome, strong parents, who actually love their child enough to call them out on bad behavior and enforce rules, are a dying breed today and more parents continue to encourage despicable behavior in their children.

What will society and the world be like in another twenty years if we do not address this issue?

31 thoughts on “Parents Who Encourage Their Children to Bully Other People’s Children

  1. I could not help but shake my head in total agreement as I read this. And the picture of the two opposing generational differences was spot on. While one shows parents holding their child accountable for their poor grades, another shows a picture of the parents placing the blame on the teacher rather than questioning the child. That seems to be the way of the world nowadays. There’s no accountability for wrongs committed. The villain is the victim now and the person standing up to the bully is considered the bully. To know that parents encourage this behavior is just a sad reality of the world today. Makes me think of the old saying “The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.” Very insightful words, Cherie! I could not have agreed more with your post!

    • Thank you, Brandi. Sadly, few people want to address this issue so I decided to address it to bring awareness to it. This might get me trolled by people who are guilty of this but I don’t care. It’s needed to be talked about for a long time. Thank you so much for your kind comment. It means a lot! ❤❤❤

      • You are very welcome, Cherie! And I’m glad you had the courage to talk about this topic. I think that’s the problem with the world now, well, at least one of the many problems we have. Few people want to speak about the truth. They try to sweep things like this under a rug, but the effects of it are clear and right before us. And getting worse by the minute. By you being that beacon and speaking out about it, you’re making it possible for others to be enlightened and to do the same. It’s encouraging and I encourage you to keep doing what you’re doing! 😉♥️👏🏼

  2. Judy Burgio refused to do anything about her older children’s abuse of me, and remember how they laughed and hi-fived when Louis threatened me and I threw the shoe at him and ran like the wind?

  3. I have been trying to comment on your different posts but it wasn’t possible till now. I just love the topics you write about; loved the one about old age so much. 🙂

  4. very well said! i totally agree with what you’ve said! thank you for sharing this post and highlighting the importance of a good upbringing!🤍

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    • Amen, girl! I’ve heard the horror stories and I wouldn’t be a teacher if you offered to pay me triple the salary. But my hat comes off to those who are teachers because it takes a person with nerves of steel.

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