Sticks and Stones DO Hurt

I just watched a video that shares how an 11 year old boy took his own life after being mistreated at school. When I heard it, I had to pause…. 11 years old.

This is something is totally preventable. If your child is being mistreated or is mistreating others please take a moment to talk with them about their world view. That may sound strange: kids and world view, however it’s imperative that adults are taking the time to find out what’s really going on in the lives of their children.

We know our kids and we know when there is problem. For those of us that have strong personalities it may be difficult to accept that your child is being mistreated. For those of us with a belief that it’s better to be a bully than be bulied, it maybe hard to tell your child that teasing, poking,¬†and being mean in general isn’t right.

If you are noticing something going on, but are having a hard time talking to your child about it think about your emotions and experiences first. Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.