No parent wants to endure the pain of their child being bullied. Now, Tori Spelling is opening up about the difficulties her two eldest children have faced when it comes to bullying.
Eleven-year-old Stella Doreen and 13-year-old Liam Aaron “have been thru so much bullying” the Beverly Hills Star 90120 star wrote on her Instagram page alongside a photo of her two youngest children as toddlers.
Tori Spelling Speaks Out on Behalf of Her Two Oldest Children Who Have Endure Relentless Bullying
The proud, yet upset, mom continued, “Between her last year at her elementary school or the 1st year at her middle school, this human had endured enough bullying for a lifetime.”
“[Stella’s] old school in Encino, we were told she is acting like ‘patient zero’ and ‘she’s playing the victim’ & ‘we are talking to the parents of that said bully’ and ‘he is trying to change.’ He never did! Never any consequences for his actions towards my daughter and other kids.”
Spelling went on saying, that the bully’s parents are on the school board, seemingly noting that the boy was given a pass for his behavior as a result.
The actress continued that she and her husband Dean McDermott moved Stella to a different school that “professed feelings and kindness as a priority.” Unfortunately, Stella continued to experience bullying at the new school.
“This time, my daughter was bullied so bad (including comments about her weight and sexual things he said that my daughter didn’t even know about.). This school did the right thing and expelled the boy but the damage had been done. She now associates her education with boys that have been so horrific to her. She wanted to empower [other] girls and be a business leader. She now has panic attacks and doesn’t want to return to school. This girl, 2 years ago told me she wanted to be President or work to empower women daily.”
Spelling also shared that Liam had a negative experience at the Encino school as well. They ultimately made the decision to moved Liam to the same middle school as his sister, where he was also bullied.
“He was bullied to the point that he developed severe emotional-based headaches and stomach aches. This school (who did help with Stella’s situation) did not help with Liams. He continued to be bullied so bad we had to leave,” she wrote.
According to StopBullying.gov, in the United States, 20-percent of students ages 12-18 experience bullying. However, only about 20-percent of those students tell an adult.
Spelling’s candid post about her children’s experience garnered many supportive comments from her fans who were sympathetic to both of the kids and Spelling’s feelings about the situation. “Thank you for sharing this! The bullying has to stop. Keeping shining Kiddos!,” one fan wrote.
Spelling and McDermott are also parents to Hattie Margaret, 8, Beau Dean, 3 and Finn Davey, 7.
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