This is my fear for little Bug. He’s not athletic although he does like be outside. He doesn’t have the arm strength or the speed other kids his age do. I remember when it was me so many years ago, I was the always the last one picked in P.E. but it will be different for little Bug. I fear it will bring on teasing and being picked on. I know this is all just in my head but my fear just takes over sometimes.
I just want to be there, right there next to him, ready to take on any one who tries to pick on or bully my little Bug. Is this normal or am I being paranoid. Today at the park, I felt I had to protect him from other kids. He is so kind and loving, he wouldn’t know when someone was being mean or rude to him.
For now, I must put my fear aside and let him grow. I can only help him build those strengths and teach him to be strong inside. I can build his self-esteem so high no one can break it. Today, I will give him the strength he will need to get through each tomorrow. Today, strength will power over fear and when the time comes for little Bug to face unkind words from others he will remember the strength he has inside to know it is nothing and to ignore it.