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December 07, 2016
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One tale of bullying; a Honesdale survivor

When I asked Rebeka what advice she would give to the parents of children who are being bullied in school, she said, “As a parent, comfort your child. Tell them that they know the truth and not to believe anything the bullies say about them. There are bumps in the road we all have to go over. It may be hard, but high school is going to be over soon, and it’s only the beginning of your life.

“Now a days, I can turn a blind eye to this kind of thing. What nasty things other people have to say don’t bother me because my own opinion of myself is stronger to me.”

[Lucy Jan-Turn is interning at The River Reporter this summer. She will enter the College of the Atlantic in Maine this fall.]