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This was originally published on Huffington Post in 2012. I have since become the father of a 2 1/2 year old. The piece has been updated based on my experiences of early fatherhood. Additional commentary appears in italics.
As a child I was bullied mercilessly at the small Catholic school I attended and fought almost daily. I won a few and lost a lot. I would get migraines from the stress of having to face another day of torture. The nuns at the school couldn’t fathom that so many of the boys in my class would want to torment me on such a regular basis and therefore assumed that it had to be my provocation that led to so many altercations. This despite the fact that I was routinely the smallest in my class, wore union glasses and had penchant for eating raw corn on the cob for snack-time. Yep, I should have been the most popular boy at school.
Admittedly I had as many fights at home as I did in school. Years later I would come to realize that in addition to my nerd like peculiarities and diminutive size my fair skin played a pretty significant role in my altercations. I was too “white” for the kids on my block and too black for the kids at my school. This however is another story for another day. [Read more…] about We Need To Raise More Resilient Children