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Boy asks Santa to stop sister's bullying

All this 8-year-old wants for Christmas is to keep his sister from being bullied.

By Kristin Wong Sep 16, 2013 9:09PM

Karen Suffern recently asked her 8-year-old twins to write letters to Santa, as she wanted to start budgeting early for the holidays. Her son, Ryan, originally asked for a remote control car and helicopter. But Ryan then changed his mind, instead asking Santa to stop his sister from being teased at school.

Courtesy of Tony Posnanski, http://theantijared.comMSN Living: The Bully Epidemic

 "Dear Santa ... I wanted a (remote control) car and helicopter, but I don't want that anymor. Kid at school are still picking on Amber and its not fair," Ryan wrote. "I prayed that they will stop but god is bisy and needs your help."

Suffern explains that her daughter is bullied for her weight, mood disorders and multiracial background. Suffern told CNN:

“Every day when she goes to school, she says, 'Mommy, can I just stay at home?' and she just doesn't want to go.”

MSN Living: Is Your Kid a Bully?

The mom posted a photo of the letter to Facebook, and it was soon reposted to CNN’s iReport. In the letter, Ryan also asks Santa to bring the stars of Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush to his sister’s birthday party.

“It will make her so happy.”

Read the rest of this heartwarming story here.

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Photo: Courtesy of Tony Posnanski, http://theantijared.com

Oct 9, 2013 5:12PM
oh bless this family!  Children can be so cruel, but this young man is such a gem!  He must have a wonderful example in his parents, something which probably cannot be said about the bullies.  Sweet boy and sweet sister, you are so lucky to have each other.  I hope Santa delivers.  If he doesn't, though, know that you are so much better than the kids who bully you and someone you don't know believes in your awesomeness!
Sep 22, 2013 1:25AM
I think that this is really sad and it is even more sad some of the grown adults here who are calling an innocent little girl names. Commenting on her weight and blaming the parents for what she is eating is a whole other topic. We need to get to the root of the problem with bullying and stop blaming the victim. Because there will always be another overweight kid or some other reason for a bully to choose their target. There needs to be something done to teach kids morals, values, empathy, and tolerance. If you want to blame parents, blame the ones of those who are bullying. These parents need to wake up when they see their own children treating others with disrespect and stop making excuses for them. Discipline the bullies people not the victims and their parents. And for those who are so focused on this little girls size and want to blame the overweight child and their parents, look at her brother. He is not overweight. If you want a solution to obesity, maybe we need to stop making excuses for treating overweight people like they are "disgusting." Many with weight problems engage in emotional eating and if this girl continues to be treated this way, I am afraid she will live in a vicious cycle with her relationship with people and food. It's unacceptable that adults are not protecting her but some instead are finding a way to blame her because of her size.


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Sep 19, 2013 11:31PM
Sep 19, 2013 11:19PM
See what this lie about Santa Clause causes, more lies that Santa will do something about the bullying his sister gets a school.
Sep 19, 2013 9:35PM
First let me say I'm a single working mom that has raised two children. Why do parents allow this to go on? My child got bullied, I went and sat at the school observed the classroom then as the class was released, I follow the kid out asked if her parent was picking her up she said yes. I then confronted the mother she put a stop to it for a bit, when it happened again. I was at my daughters school. Repeat, this time I told the mother I would be pressing charges guess what it stopped. Don't allow it to happen period. I would have went on welfare before I allowed my child to be bullied. 
Sep 19, 2013 6:44PM

Bullies as children grow up to be bullies. They may not start fights or pick on weaker people in plain sight because that is too obvious and as cowards they don't want to be caught. They're are the ones who double jump at courtesy 4-Way stops or toy around with other drivers in traffic. They cut in line at shows and empty the trays at buffets.

They do nasty little things when they think no one is watching because this is the only way they feel entitlement. They try to intimidate people in subtle ways when ever they think they will get away with it. If there are two of them, they become even more brazen. 'Lord of the Flies' was based on reality- not science fiction. Every time we turn the other cheek or look the other way, we enable some bully to continue un-impeded. When the victim finally snaps, sometimes they don't just kill themselves.

Sep 19, 2013 7:46AM

I moved to europe several years ago, and I don't see this behavior over here. Why are Americans raising such ****s? Why is it considered cool to be a jerk? Parents in the USA seem to feel it's cool for their child to be the tough guy who leads the pack mentality into pushing other kids into death or worse. It don't end after high school, they go into adulthood as loud, pushy punks who really should remove from society. They are not any better than the ones in jail for murder, they just have not been caught and punished for their crimes. Have you ever been confronted by today's punks with the F*** you attitude? The deserve to die a horrible extend death; but torture would be too good for these people. 

Your schools will not cure this behavior, it's up to parents to raise good young people. If you cannot be a good parent don't have children. The rest of us should not suffer because of your failure to teach decent values to your kids.

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