Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I know it's a pretty popular cause right now. But I think we all remember those children (sadly, adults as well), who had no sense of what its like to be a decent human. To treat people kindly. Where does that come from? Home? Peers? TV? All of the above? All I can say is if my parents ever heard I was targeting a child (when I was a child) and making their life hell, they would have made sure it stopped. Pronto.
Sadly we do this as adults too - but in private. Behind people's backs. Not quite as damaging but just as dirty.
As parents we have a responsibility to teach our children that it is NEVER acceptable to bully another child for any reason. And part of the way we do that is by example. Trust me - they listen (especially those little 8 year olds...).
So on this day I'll set the example. Will you?