Be Brave and End Bullying Tip 24

Here’s another great tip for parents.  Tip 24 asks parents to be the people they want their kids to be.

 

Be Brave and End Bullying Tip 24


Bullying is often a learned behavior. When my son was bullied, I wasn’t really surprise by the kid who was bullying him.  You see, he was acting very much the way his mother acted. In fact, I had been “warned” by quite a few people about his mother, who has a habit of bullying others who don’t agree with her.   Kids oftentimes model the behaviors that they see in their homes, and this was not an exception.  I don’t agree with everything with this poem, but I do agree with a lot of it.

Children Learn What They Live

By Dorothy Law Nolte

If a child lives with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive,
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves,
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
But do not despair …
If a child lives with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If a child lives with praise, they learn to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, they live with justice.
If a child lives with security, they live to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, they learn to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship.
they learn to find love in the world.

I’ll add, if children learn bullying, they will learn to be a bully.  Be the person you want your child to be.

 

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