It turns out adults can be the bullies as well
You might think that kids are the only ones that do the bullying, but apparently they aren’t the only ones. Adults can bully as much as kids can.
One school district in the St. Louis area finds itself in hot water after the mother of a thirteen year old was told the only way to stop kids from teasing her daughter was to get plastic surgery.
“The only suggestion that she could make was for my 13-year old daughter to get a breast reduction,” Tammie Jackson said in an interview with a St. Louis area television station.
Jackson said her daughter had been harassed at school because she was an early developer.
Jackson asked, “Now you’re telling me it’s my fault, or God’s fault because of the way he made my daughter?”
Houston area therapist Julie Nise told KTRH the suggestion by the school official was unconscionable.
“That is completely, utterly over the line. That’s completely ridiculous,” Nise said.
Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose also told KTRH the official was out of bounds.
“It does seem a little over stepping of this school official to recommend something that really has to be given very careful consideration between the patient and her plastic surgeon, or in this case, the patient’s family,” Rose explained.
Nise says the adult in question should be fired for what she said.
“The parents of that child should be extremely upset with that advice. In fact if I were the principal of that school I would fire that person. That’s completely ridiculous advice.
Rose told KTRH he's seen cases like that, but to recommend surgery at 13?
“Usually we would want to wait beyond the age of 13, to have a little interval of time,” Rose explained.
Rose says at that age, the best solution is support from the parents.