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Are we teaching our kids to be bullies?

This is a question that came up among a group of us at coffee the other morning.


Just stop and look how we are acting.


WE have a new President and what is happening?


We have a large part of the population fighting and bashing the New President.


Isn't that the same as bullying?


Why should we expect more out of our kids when we act like this?

Comment balloon 13 commentsWilliam Feela • February 25 2017 01:06AM


I don't talk politics ... but people complained before he even was in office --That is the end of my political statement

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 3 years ago

Great point William Feela . I guess it's OK for liberals to bully conservatives.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 3 years ago

Good morning William.   In reading your post how many guesses do I get on who you voted for??? 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 3 years ago

Good morning William. People are entitled to respond to our elected officials. While I suspect we come from different places I think that I am one of the people you are talking about I will say that the the new guy is the real bully. Enjoy your day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 3 years ago

Interesting question...I was listeing to the news and they were talking about this.  It seems that bullying is becoming more common in many aspects of life in the adult world.

It is really bad in kids sports and many other aspects of business.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 3 years ago

As a followup, I should have explained my position a bit more.  It is not just the political isles and not just the President, but it is all through our lives.


Kids sports

parking lots

people standing line

some business transactions.


We can go on and on.


The point is our kids see this as a normal action of living.

So why should we expect more out of our kids than we do of the adults?

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 3 years ago

William Feela - I posted a TED Talk yesterday and Monica Lewinsky addresses bullying too. It's a terrible crime that is growing ramped in our country and around the globe. People and families are being destroyed!  

Your post was perfect! Before I delivered my first child, I found a plaque and hung it on my wall to remind myself of what my role was as a parent. It started out, "Children live what they learn...." This is exactly the point you were trying to make and I'm sick of people being so darn defensive about who they think should have or shouldn't have been elected. That's a BIG problem in today's world and it needs to stop at the top of ever government level, head of household, educators, etc.

As you stated, the list goes on, e.g., kids sports, etc. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 3 years ago

Bullying is a huge problem, and it often starts at the top. It's time for parents to have a discussion with their children and lead by example. And yes, we see bullying in all arenas. Even real estate, sadly. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 3 years ago

I like that you added more via comment #6. It's so true...as examples, adults don't always (maybe even don't usually) do a great job. Children do follow our lead.

I am one of those people unhappy with the president and feel that he has brought about a lot of this hate and anger that we are seeing. Fully responsible? NO, he is not the only one to blame.  Anger has been building for awhile now and it's everywhere. Tempers are short and patience at a minimum. However his campaign really brought it to the front.

I remember the horror of the behavior of some parents at my son's hockey games....back twenty years ago. Inexcusable to say the least. But it's gotten so much worse...it's frightening how much hate I see now. Social media has made it far too easy to be a jack@$$.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 3 years ago

The internet and social media I believe has made it exceedintly easy to express our thoughts and opinions even anonymously without fear of backlash and I do think it leads to unnecessary bullying and awful behavior. -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com) over 3 years ago

Whaaaaat? Isn't it Trump who taunts, calls people names, belittles, gives his political opponents insulting nick-names... not to mention that bizarre handshake. His behavior is the epitome of the "schoolyard bully." As a matter of fact, I use him as an example to children of how NOT to act.


Posted by Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore (Keller Williams Shore Properties) over 3 years ago

Absolutely Bill, ask any teacher, 2016 was the year when bullying and sexist racist remarks became mainstream.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago

Bill, lots of interesting comments for sure. Just treat people the way you want to be treated.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) over 3 years ago