I posted this on my personal FaceBook page, and am sharing as my first post here, because there are a lot of children who are bullied in today’s society, and word needs to spread about how we need to come together to make this world a better place. Please take a peek at my video on YouTube, and feel free to share!
This is a reminder that it’s NOT okay to bully. Period.
What gives the right for children (who really have no clue as to what’s coming to them as they “mature” into young adults), to think that they are better than someone else?
What gives them the right to just sit back and laugh, thinking it’s funny or “cool”, the words chosen or actions taken towards someone? What gives them the right to think that it’s not a big deal?
Well, it’s NOT right.
Nobody is better than anybody.
It’s not funny. OR cool.
And. It IS a big deal.
If someone has a hard time communicating, and maybe “sees a squirrel” every 20 seconds into a conversation, well, then so be it! Why is it such a bad thing to give someone a chance? Especially in school? Before the bigger world begins…?
It sickens me to realize the impact children have on children, especially towards those that face challenges mentally, emotionally, and socially.
Even then, imagine a child, with challenges AND anxiety, having to face school and the same kids every day.
The child who’s only hoping to keep, or make, new friends, hoping not to be judged by the way they look, talk or act.
Imagine, if that was YOUR child.
As a parent, honestly, what would you do? And how would you feel?
I’m sure it would make you feel sad, frustrated…
Well, this is my way of reaching out.
My way, as a mom of children with challenges, asking for parents to please remind their children to be kind.
It’s a simple four letter word. K.I.N.D.
Life is too short for so much hatred and hurt.
Respect others. Include others. Be kind. That’s all.
Friendship should be so easy, but when one is faced with rejection, lack of kindness, lack of respect, etc., it can most definitely hurt their feelings.
A quote from Albert Einstein: “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”