People often bury their childhood trauma, instead of facing it in healthy ways. They mask it with the fact that they have bigger problems to conquer ahead. The Little People Big World star, Amy Roloff is braving out these fears and confronting how her unique physique challenged her in the past.
Amy suffers from a rare kind of dwarfism called achondroplasia. It didn't complicate her life much but, it did it enough. She spent at-risk youth among other disability groups. Her stubborn spirit pushed her to become an actor, coach, parent, and inspiration to many like her.
She endured bullying
Amy Roloff and her beau, Chris Marek visited her family home in Tuesday's all-new episode of the TLC reality show. She felt it's time to open up about her not-so-ideal childhood.
Devastating to hear that she was left with an ulcer and was "sick half the time" in grade school and middle school. At a very young age, all her ailments were stress-induced.
Her condition had her thinking about how other kids see her. And then, there was endless bullying that ultimately affected her health as well as her study scores. This led her to fall into episodes of nervousness and panic out of fear of rejection. After being emotionally tortured Amy is proud of the person she's become now.
How to handle bullying
Kids Health Magazine suggests few measures if you face bullies. The course of action should revolve around these norms:
- try to avoid the bully, even if it means using alternative bathrooms/ places and always have a friend around;
- hold the anger as bullies thrive on crying, looking red or being upset kind of reactions;
- act firmly, ignore his/her remarks and stop the bully the first time;
- confide your troubles to an adult whether a parent or a teacher;
- just simply talk about it to someone you trust, maybe a close friend.
Stand, against the bullies and with the victims. Everyone has their own power, be sure to use it wisely. We thank Amy for turning our focus to this morbid phenomena. Share this and send the strength to those who suffer.