Mother Writes a Letter to the Students Who Bullied Her Son

Mother Writes a Letter to the Students Who Bullied Her Son

Angela Markus

One Connecticut mom took to Facebook to pen a letter to the children who bullied her son at school. The letter is not what you might think, however. It is a heartbreaking confession about what her son has had to contend with for most of his life.

MaryAnn Parisi is a mother of three from West Haven, and she posted the moving letter explaining how she was told by a teacher that her 11-year-old, Michael, was being picked on during an assembly by some other students. The teacher also told MaryAnn that her son had gotten used to it.

The 36-year-old detailed in the post how Michael was born prematurely at 26 weeks, which led to some developmental challenges that have made him a target for bullying. She wrote that while Michael had a slow start, he has grown into a lovely young man and that bullying should never be tolerated.

Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 12.01.43 PM


“He didn’t learn to talk till he was 3 years old. Walking was very delayed. He didn’t have teeth till after his first birthday. He was so very behind. But he loved. Oh, how he loved,” she wrote.

“There is not one person he doesn’t like/love, including those who tormented him today,” wrote MaryAnn. “He forgives and honestly, he forgets too. There is not one judgmental bone in his body.” Mom said, “I strive to be more like him daily but fall very short.”

Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 12.00.54 PM


MaryAnn’s final words are the most heartfelt: “You don’t have to like him, but you do have to respect him. He’s a fighter that’s a very small portion of his story. Share, teach, grow. Most importantly respect those around, you never know what they have been through.”

Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 12.02.56 PM


You will not be able to get through this one without shedding a tear.

Very powerful! SHARE the love, pass it on.


Recommended Joy