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Learning Differences: Out of the Closet!

I have been blogging about being diagnosed with Dyslexic & ADHD since I found out in 4th grade.

It was one of the most traumatic school years any child could have to endure.

I was always the friendly, kind popular kid in school, until 4th grade.

“Sometimes bullies target popular or well-liked children because of the threat they pose to the bully.”

“Though it is a relatively less documented occurrence.”

Everyone just assumes the nerdy kids are the ones who get bullied.

It’s not true.

I was one of the popular kids & I got bullied, not by my peers, by my own classroom teachers.

There isn’t a lot of data out there on teachers who bully.

“With increased awareness of bullying comes increased awareness of the adult bully. In an anonymous survey of 116 teachers at seven schools, 45 percent of teachers admitted to having bullied a student.”

The best advice I can I’ve to parents, “Watch for changes in the child’s behavior”.

If your child is coming home crying or doesn’t want to go to school, something is wrong. Although not all kids love school, most don’t hate it the way I used to when I was being bullied by my  classroom teachers.

Please Listen to your children & pay attention.

Little Kids don’t know how to express how they are being treated in school, they don’t recognize it as being bullied

especially from adults.

They just usually don’t want to go back to school. They try to make excuses to avoid school, play sick, or what ever will keep them away from the bully who is hurting them & their self esteem.

I wrote my book: “Look Mom, Im the Dumest One in My Clas!”

By Sky Rota

For all the kids out there who are suffering silently.

I needed to take a stand.

I want to make sure the bully’s don’t think they won!

They didn’t win.

They will Never win!

We need to keep fighting back & advocating for ourselves & telling our parents until they listen.

I couldn’t stop my teachers from bullying me, but I want to make sure they don’t bully another kid after me!

I encourage all parents, kids, teachers, psychologist, counselors, therapist, coaches to read this book & share it with every friend you know.

The more You share the more possibility of helping another child in need.

You may not be aware that you are a bully or have a child that is being bullied or how to talk to a bullied kid.

My book will help you with all of the issues that kids are fighting through.

I need kids to know they aren’t alone in this fight.

When you are being bullied you feel very alone, like no one knows the private hell

You are in.

I know!

And I will never forget..

But, I don’t let it keep me down.

I will keep marching on & raising awareness.

The bully’s are the ones that need to hide.

They are the ones who should be ashamed of themselves.

Not us, we are survivors!



Please Share this link to my book. Everyone either has a child that is struggling in school or with bullying or knows someone who is.



This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. You are so right. So many children are struggling in school & they don’t know why.
    Hopefully this book will get the conversation started.

  2. Son. This is one of your best posts.

    Hopefully your book and your posts help others speak out about things they keep inside of them
    Many coaches bully or do not act like coaches in that everything is not about winning but rather fun,
    teamwork and more. Many people in life bully others and sadly they get away with it for a long time.
    When kids are bullied it is sad because it is harder for them to stand up for themselves. All kinds of
    people take advantage of others mostly because they can. Even if we do not always call it bullying it is
    similar. Bosses, police, friends, parents, people who have some power who can exploit others. Teachers bullying kids
    is a disgrace.
    Be positive, stay strong, get your message out there and you will do well.
    Love Dad

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