Let that sink in. FUNERALS of young children…because they couldn’t take it anymore.
Our kids need to learn empathy. As much as our children know that they are the center of our world…they need to understand that everything doesn’t revolve around them. Feelings matter…words hurt…words scar…words kill.
There are so many children who don’t have parents who are willing to be involved. We need to know who those children are…because they need us.
We, as parents, need to take off our rose-colored glasses and realize that our kid could be the mean girl…the bully. We need to stop feeling thankful that “at least they’re not the one getting picked on.”
Our kids don’t need to be friends with everyone.
They don’t need to like everyone.
Not everyone is going to like them.
And that’s okay.
Because that’s how it works in the real world.
There are several people who I know who I have no plans to have a pizza party with, hold hands and sing Kumbaya.
It’s about being respectful and civil.
So to answer the question “Why is this happening?”
I believe that answer can be found in our own homes.
No matter who you are, I will always fight for your kids…I will still be a voice.
**This post originally appeared on Amanda Unfiltered, published with permission.