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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #60)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 02:40 PM

66. Thanks - funnily enough, my son turned out exactly as I was; shy,

and not much of a joiner-in.

We both had a tough time in grades 7 and 8, when kids seem to be the meanest. But we both made friends with kindred spirits, and by grade 10 the bullying seems to ease up. By high school graduation, everyone was pretty cool.

It is a puzzle why boys (and I imagine quite a few girls) are so hostile to those who are even a little bit different. I imagine there's still some tribal old brain wiring that was useful when humans existed in small groups.

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