Actually, I am a mother of a 9 year old that gets reminded of her weight problem on a regular basis. Growing up, I went through the same sort of trauma and yes it is trauma. I constantly remind her how beautiful she is and just how cruel some kids can be. I know that she is not alone in this at her school and pray that her school will get some type of program together for these kids that they can turn to. Some kids don't have parents to go to that fully understand what they are dealing with or choose to look the other way as if it really isn't a problem. So far, there haven't been any tragedys at her school, that I am aware of, from a child being bullied however, I don't think that this should have to happen before they take the initiative to do something about it.