Bullied in Elementary School
13 year old author, illustrator and speaker, Lauryn Jones, professionally known as Sumer Strawbree was bullied during school hours from the 4th through the 6th grade by those who she thought were her friends.
Imagine coming from a safe, protective and loving home environment as a young girl and being thrust into school where kids of varying aggressions and backgrounds impress upon you their negativity through different forms of bullying.
At her very tender state of development they would laugh at her fingers often. They would taunt her laughing saying that her fingers were longer than theirs. As if she was an alien.
As her two front teeth fell out at the same time, they didn't grow back in as straight as expected and left a gap. The same group of so called friends bullied her so much that she stopped smiling in pictures taken of her.
Her dad noticed and that's when he learned more about the negative impact the students had on his daughter's self-esteem. He quickly took action introducing her to positive affirmations to build her self-esteem back.
Coming soon will be the flow of who you can contact as a parent, guardian, family member or friend of a girl that is being bullied during school hours or after school hours by other students taking back control from the bullies.
If you or someone you know are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.