I was bullied by this one guy during my freshmen year in high school and all the way through my sophomore. I started off just ignoring him. He would say very hurtful things to me, regarding my appearance. I would try to ignore him, and tell myself that his words didn't matter, but ignoring him NEVER helped. One time he really angered me and i confronted him and asked him why he hated me so much, and he laughed at me and pinched my belly and told me it was because i'm fat. I wasn't fat at all in high school, i had a very average body type for a 15 year old girl. I couldn't understand why he picked on me so much, because i didn't even know him, but somehow he knew me, and he really truly couldn't stand me. I still to this day don't know why he was so mean to me. I ultimately ended up talking to the principal about him and he was placed in an alternative school for harassment and eventually dropped out.
I was lucky that i wasn't bullied by anyone else in high school, but i was really hurt by the 2 years of bullying that i did get and it caused me to have a warped view of myself. I don't think i could handle my own child being picked on. When i told my parents i was being picked on, they didn't seem too concerned, which was also upsetting to me. I don't even know how to go about handling these sort of things. I just have to hope that Brady won't be the target of bullying, because i might react irrationally if it came up.