To bring awareness to the problem that is bullying, I have decided to post stories of bullying from anyone who’d like to share their experience, offer advice, or just join with us in an effort to end bullying.
As an early childhood educator, it comes down to one important word: RESPECT
This a lesson I teach to my 4 and 5 year olds–and if they can get it, anyone can.
(sung to “Respect” by Aretha Franklin)
R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T break it down what does it mean?
R is for Rainbow. We are all different, just like the colors of a rainbow. But when the colors combine, they create beauty, and even more colors.
E is for Empathy. I care about others’ feelings and how I make them feel. Is it hurtful or helpful?
S is for Sharing. If I have more than one, you can have one too.
P is for being Polite. Manners show respect.
E is for Everyone. We include everyone.
C is for Caring. Kindness begins with me.
T is for Talking. I can solve my problems by using my words.
Want bullying to stop? Then we must teach respect.
Fellow author, SM Rose, shares his #bullying story with us.
Thank you, SM. For some, the need to feel better about themselves drives them to bring others down. Sadly this doesn’t always end with the teen years.
Be strong. Be informed. Join the movement. Stop bullying.