The Bullying Pandemic
Adults deserve a community approach when raising children. A society includes parents, teachers, ministers, social workers, business owners, coaches, cub scout and brownie leaders, police and firefighters, librarians, senior citizens, and high school students. We can work together and help families and children in need. Change one life at a time. End bullying and child abuse and save the children, our most precious resource.
Kids bring worries to school. I had an idea one day and shared it with the kids; We need a worry box to dump our worries. “Write your name on a paper for every worry you have and before you slip the paper into the slot in the box cover, say a prayer and ask God to help you.” Every day I wait for the kids to finish up their worries.
One child works at writing his name on many papers. I question him, “Timmy, are you almost finished?” The young child slouches on his knees and legs, gives me a wary look and sighs. He pushes up his large glasses that keep falling on his nose. “Well, Mrs. Reynolds, I have a lot of worries today, but I’m almost done.”
I smile at Timmy and get a bigger smile in return. I walk back into the classroom and say, “Sorry for the delay class, but Timmy has a lot of worries today.” They wait for Timmy to finish, and no child complains. One girl raises her hand and says, “I know-how Timmy feels. I had a lot of worries last week.”
Today is not a good day; it is a great day. Silently I say a prayer to God, thanking him for the Worry Box success.
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